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Preparing Effective Teachers who are Competent, Caring, and Committed!


Welcome to the OPSU Teacher Education Program! We are proud of our teacher preparation programs at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and know that you will find them exceptional in your quest to become a public school teacher.

The OPSU Teacher Education Program is accredited by CAEP and the State of Oklahoma, thereby meeting the requirements of state and national organizations for the training of elementary and secondary educators. Programs that are accredited by CAEP are Elementary Education, Vocational Agriculture Education, Math Education, and Music (both instrumental and vocal) Education. All of the above programs are state approved along with English Education and Health & Physical Education programs. We also offer a minor in education for those students who may entertain seeking alternative certification after graduation. Please take the time to browse through the information provided here, and contact us if you have any questions. We know you will leave the OPSU Teacher Education Program with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of an effective teacher—competent, caring, and committed!

Panhandle Promise Scholarship

Panhandle Promise

A new $2 million endowed scholarship is available for Education Majors!

Learn more about Panhandle Promise

Faculty & Staff

  • Photograph of Maille, Dr. Patrick
    Maille, Dr. Patrick
    Title: Professor of History /
    Dean of the College of Arts and Education /
    Department Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Office: HMH 141
    Phone: 580.349.1490
    Email: Email Web Form
Nationally CAEP Accredited

Teacher Education/ Internship Application

READ THIS FIRST!! Application Process – Teacher Education Program (TEP) (.PDF)

Application to the OPSU Teacher Education Program must have a current degree check sheet and unofficial transcript attached. You must also create your Foliotek account at the time of your application.

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Professional Teacher Education Organizations

On Campus

In Oklahoma


Candidates are encouraged to review each of these organizations for their benefits. Oklahoma Panhandle State University will provide equal access for any professional organization that supports teacher preparation. Organizations that support student teaching are welcomed on the OPSU campus to present information, provide workshops, make available materials for posting on bulletin boards, etc., but are asked to schedule all meetings through the office of the School of Education. Directory information for current candidates will be provided to professional organizations that request them.