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Programs in Education

Answer the call to inspire and shape the future. Discover the transformative power of education for every student.

The Department of Education, in collaboration with other academic departments across the UTulsa campus, offers several degree programs which lead to K-12 teacher certifications in the State of Oklahoma. UTulsa students pursuing teacher certification specialize in elementary education, instrumental or vocal music, English, French, German, Spanish, art, social studies, or mathematics.
Those who aspire to teach at the middle or high school level double major in education and a degree field matched to their area of specialization. All education majors benefit from early and extensive field and clinical experiences in local public schools and the University School, a private PK-8 school on the UTulsa campus. All education majors spend their final semester student teaching in local schools under the supervision of mentor teachers and UTulsa faculty.

#1 National Merit Scholars Per Capita

100% Employment Rate for Elementary Ed. Grads

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

97% Job Placement Rate

Professional Opportunities

TU students learning.

The Department of Education’s bachelor’s degree programs prepare undergraduates to teach in K-12 classrooms immediately after graduation. Many department graduates go on to further their education at the graduate level and find success in a variety of other fields and career paths, including:

Job opportunities:

  • K-12 administration
  • Education leadership and policymaking (e.g., school board representative, superintendent, government employee, etc.)
  • Higher education teaching and administration
  • Educational technology
  • Educational consulting
  • Curriculum specialist

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. UTulsa’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 UTulsa experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      UTulsa 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 UTulsa. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Community Partnership & Outreach

      Education students at UTulsa enjoy plentiful field-based opportunities to learn and gain professional experience while serving the local community. These opportunities are realized through the department’s many partnerships with local schools, organizations, and initiatives such as: University School, Kendall-Whittier Elementary School, STEM summer programs for students and teachers, Kelble STEM Education Makerspace, Fab Lab Tulsa, True Blue Neighbors, Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning, UTulsa's Center for Community Research & Development, Gilcrease Museum, and many more.

      Civic Engagement

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

      UTulsa 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 bachelor's degree programs in K-12 teaching, policymaking, and research. The curriculum integrates arts and sciences with education courses and emphasizes faculty expertise from diverse disciplines.

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