Teacher Preparation Unit Departments
Department of English
The Department of English offers the B.A. of Ed. in English Education degree preparing candidates to teach secondary English in high schools and middle schools. Following National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) standards, the program offers a firm foundation in literature studies as well as courses in advanced composition. Electives in English, speech, journalism, and library media complete the program.
Department of History
The Department of History supports programs leading to B.A. of Ed. degrees in Social Studies Education. Many history majors, perhaps the majority, choose teaching for their careers based on the knowledge that there is no more satisfactory career than to study history and to pass the knowledge on to their own students. These programs prepare candidates to teach not only U.S. and Oklahoma history, but also related subjects such as government, economics, and geography. The programs comply with National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards and all state competencies for teacher educators.
Department of Sport Studies
The Department of Sport Studies supports programs leading to B.A. of Ed. degrees in Physical Education, Health and Safety preparing candidates to teach in K-12. The members and staff are actively involved in the health, physical education, recreation, dance, fitness, and athletic professions through membership and service to appropriate professional organizations at the district, state, and national levels. The program aligns with both state and national standards (NASPE).