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Programs in Education

Combine knowledge and skills to shape tomorrow’s socially conscious generations through all-encompassing education.

Our department represents the best educational research and applied science practices available in the field today. You will encounter a diverse learning pathway based on an integration of arts and sciences with education courses and enhanced with field and clinical experiences that draw upon the rich expertise of faculty from other disciplines found on campus. 

Our curriculum is designed to help you reach your goal of becoming a professional teacher with  Oklahoma certification. You will train in small classes led by our dedicated faculty, who emphasize socio-cultural, historical, and institutional contexts of education, cultivating the next generation of teachers to thrive as critical thinkers, skillful learners, caring community partners, and engaged democratic citizens.

100% Success Rate for Education Alumni

100% Employment Rate for Elementary Education

$61K Annual Median Pay for Middle School + High School Teachers

97% Job Placement Rate

Professional Opportunities

TU students learning.

We offer bachelor’s degree programs that lead to careers in K-12 teaching, as well as master’s degree programs for those interested in advancing their careers. You will be able to demonstrate mastery of central educational concepts, devise and implement instructions for learning advancement and most-effective curriculums, utilize pedagogy techniques, and tackle issues of race, gender, class, equity, and linguistic pluralism that prepare you for real-life classrooms. 

Job opportunities:

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher 
  • Professor 
  • Child service professional

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      Experiential Learning

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      Civic Engagement

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.

      Job Placement

    Learn more about the department

    The University of Tulsa’s Department of Education offers a bachelor degree programs for K-12 teaching, policymaking, and research. Integrating arts and sciences with education courses, the curriculum emphasizes faculty expertise from diverse disciplines.

    Department of Education