Education - FAQ

What undergraduate education degrees are offered by Cameron?

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • Biology Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Math Education
  • Music Education
  • Romance Language Education
  • Social Studies Education

What graduate education degrees are offered by Cameron?

Master of Education in Education (M.Ed. in Education)
Concentrations:

  • Library Media (in conjunction with East Central University)
  • Literacy
  • Psychometry - certification only (in conjunction with East Central University)
  • Secondary Education
  • Secondary Education with Sports Administration (in conjunction with East Central University)
  • School Counseling (in conjunction with East Central University)
  • Special Education
  • Teaching & Learning


Master of Education in Reading (M.Ed. in Reading)

Master of Science in Educational Leadership

I am interested in teaching middle school or high school. What options are available to me?

If you do not hold a bachelor's degree . . .

Those who are interested in secondary education can complete an undergraduate education degree in one of the secondary fields offered (biology education, English education, math education, physical education, romance languages education, and social studies education) which leads to certification through Cameron or they can complete an undergraduate degree in the specific content area and seek alternative certification through the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Those who elect to become alternatively certified may choose to complete the M.Ed. in Education with a concentration in Teaching & Learning to gain valuable knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will help them succeed in the classroom.

If you already hold a bachelor's degree . . .

Those who hold a bachelor's degree can seek alternative certification through the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Those who elect to become alternatively certified may choose to complete the M.Ed. in Education with a concentration in Teaching & Learning to gain valuable knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will help them succeed in the classroom.

Is it possible to complete an undergraduate education degree completely on nights and weekends?

Education courses are available in a variety of formats including nights, weekends, and online. Unfortunately at this time it is not possible to complete an entire degree in an alternative format.

I have professional experience working in schools. Can I use this to fulfill my field experiences?

Because the required field experiences correspond to course content, prior experience cannot be substituted.

When do I apply for admission to the teacher education program?

Typically, students in the elementary and early childhood programs apply for admission during their third semester at Cameron. Students in secondary programs should apply so that they are admitted no later than the end of semester four. See the Education Student Services office to apply for admission.

When are interviews for admission to teacher education held?

The interview is only one requirement for admission to teacher education. Interviews for admission occur five times during the year, to correspond with the return of OGET scores. Students are encouraged to begin the application process early. See the Education Student Services office to set up an interview.

How do I register for certification tests (OGET, OSAT, OPTE)?

Registration information is available online at the CEOE website, http://www.ceoe.nesinc.com/, or in the Education Student Services office.

When do I take my OGET?

Students are encouraged to take the OGET after completing the following courses: Comp 1, Comp 2, one math, one science, one humanity, U.S. history, and government. This typically occurs during the semester three.

When do I take my OSAT?

Elementary and Early Childhood education students are encouraged to take the OSAT during semester 6 or 7, after completing at least ½ of Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Difficulties. Additionally, students should have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Language Arts Methods, Social Studies Methods, Mathematics Methods, Science Methods, and Wellness & Exercise Science. Secondary education students are encouraged to take the OSAT after completing at least 30 hours in the major.

When do I take my OPTE?

Students should take the OPTE during the same semester as student teaching.

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Contact Information

Nance Boyer, Room 1078
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
580.581.2320 Voice
580.581.2865 Fax
jdennis@cameron.edu