Education Student Services

The Education Student Services office, located in Nance-Boyer 1012, is the place to go for information about how to become a teacher. Here students can get information about program admission, field experience, and licensure from a team of people who know or can find the answers. General information can be found below and more specific information is located in the Undergraduate Handbook and the Student Teaching Handbook found under the Handbook Section of the Undergraduate Section

Education Student Services is staffed by the following people:

Advisement & Enrollment

Students majoring in elementary education and early childhood education are generally advised by faculty in the department. New students to Cameron and those who need transfer work evaluated may request an evaluation by calling Toll Free 1-888-454-7600 or 580-581-2289, if all their transcripts have been submitted (for more information see http://www.cameron.edu/advising-center). Faculty in the department and at the advising center will advise you about the best course sequence and necessary prerequisites. Typically, summer and fall enrollment begins after spring break and spring enrollment begins after fall break.

Students who wish to enroll during the first week of enrollment can sign up for an appointment with their advisors during the week before enrollment begins using sign up sheets outside each office. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors for advisement before peak enrollment times to determine the best course sequence—this makes enrolling much easier.

Program Admission

All students who are working toward education degrees will need to be admitted to the Teacher Education program. To be admitted, students must complete an application for admission, submit favorable faculty recommendations, successfully complete an admissions interview, verify a passing score on a lesson plan through Chalk & Wire, and submit passing scores on the OGET. Other admission criteria include passing scores on the Nelson Denny test and in identified courses. Details can be found in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Interviews for admission occur five times during the year, corresponding with the return of OGET scores. Students should begin the process for gaining admission to the program by contacting Ramona Mott in the ESS office.

Teacher Licensure

Students who complete bachelor’s degrees in education at Cameron may apply for Oklahoma Teaching Licenses in their subject areas through the university. Ramona Mott oversees the state licensure application process including the verification of state test scores and the completion of paperwork. Additionally, Mrs. Mott oversees the HATS Off program (Helping Aggie Teachers Succeed), which offers support to Cameron graduates in their first year of teaching in Oklahoma.

If you already hold a teaching license or certificate, we encourage you earn a graduate degree. Please see our graduate programs we have available.

Field Experiences

Many courses in Cameron’s education programs include field experiences that are completed in the public schools. As you move through the programs you will participate in a range of experiences from observing a classroom teacher to working with small groups of students to teaching a whole class of students. Field experiences are completed in a variety of diverse settings. All field placements are initiated during class and are made by Dr. Glazer through the Education Student Services office.

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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