The ILAC mission is to prepare teachers and other professionals for leadership roles in education-related settings; to engage in critical inquiry through professionally recognized research and scholarship; to support and promote diversity, social justice and service; and to provide leadership to the profession and society.
There’s never been a more exciting time to be a teacher! OU’s teacher education program will equip you to be a technology-savvy, student-centered educator who is prepared to bring the world into your classroom as you support your students in developing essential skills, including critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.
All University of Oklahoma Professional Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA).
As future educators, students seeking teacher certification will be held to high standards of professional conduct in University, school, and other professional settings. Professional conduct includes behaviors and dispositions that demonstrate integrity, diligence, personal responsibility, cooperation, and respect for others, and for self. Professional conduct further requires that teacher certification students extend just and equitable treatment to students at field placement sites and their parents, as well as to colleagues and other members of the profession.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), through its Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), offers this set of model core teaching standards that outline what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure every K-12 student reaches the goal of being ready to enter college or the workforce in today’s world. These standards outline the common principles and foundations of teaching practice that cut across all subject areas and grade levels and that are necessary to improve student achievement.
More importantly, these Model Core Teaching Standards articulate what effective teaching and learning looks like in a transformed public education system – one that empowers every learner to take ownership of their learning, that emphasizes the learning of content and application of knowledge and skill to real world problems, that values the differences each learner brings to the learning experience, and that leverages rapidly changing learning environments by recognizing the possibilities they bring to maximize learning and engage learners. A transformed public education system requires a new vision of teaching.
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