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

Welcome

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 are offered in elementary education, vocational agriculture education, English education, and music (both instrumental and vocal) education. 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!

Gerald Mihelic,
Director of Teacher Education

Panhandle Promise Scholarship

Panhandle Promise

A new $1 million endowed scholarship is available for Education Majors!

Learn more about Panhandle Promise

Faculty & Staff

  • Photograph of Mihelic, Dr. Gerald (Jerry)
    Mihelic, Dr. Gerald (Jerry)
    Title: Assistant Professor of Education / Director of Teacher Education / Department Chair of Education
    Office: HMH 112
    Phone: 580.349.1438
    Email: Email Web Form
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Nationally CAEP Accredited - Panhandle State is only the 2nd school in Oklahoma to be accredited by the new CAEP standards.

Teacher Education/ Internship Application

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Professional Teacher Education Organizations

On Campus

In Oklahoma

Nationally

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.

Title II and Student Data

How are OPSU Teacher Ed. Candidates Doing? Here are Certification Exam Scores and Pass Rates, along with graduation GPA's since 2010/2011.

Certification Exam Test Scores

Title II Information

Teacher Supply & Demand Information

CAEP Accreditation Information