**For Immediate Release**
Your Education Questions Answered
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 07-21-06
Goodwell, Okla. — How are public
schools financed? Why does the school football team get
new uniforms this year, but the science department is
unable to get needed microscopes?
Is it acceptable to have a Christmas program at the elementary
school? Why is a prayer no longer offered before the beginning
of a sporting event?
These questions and many others are discussed in two classes
offered this fall by Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Foundations of Education and Schools and Society are both
being offered at night on campus or via Interactive Television
(ITV). ITV allows students the choice of participating
in the course at a remote location. Almost every public
school in the Oklahoma panhandle now has ITV access, and
any of these can easily connect to the OPSU classroom.
Students are also welcome to take the class on campus in
Hamilton Hall, Room 110. Foundations of Education meets
Monday nights from 6-7:20 p.m. and Schools and Society
meets Tuesday nights from 6-7:20 p.m.
These classes provide the groundwork for the balance of
the education program at Oklahoma Panhandle State University
for anyone interested in pursuing an education degree.
OPSU maintains accreditation through the National Council
for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) provides
more than 50% of all the public school teachers (K-12)
in the Oklahoma panhandle, as well as many of the schools
in southwest Kansas and the Texas panhandle. Of the 25
OPSU education graduates in December, 2005 and May, 200,
all of them had teaching positions by July. We can help
you do the same! Contact the admissions office of Oklahoma
Panhandle State University for more information.