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Application for Admission to Professional Education

* An add-on program is for currently certified teachers who wish to add an additional certification through recommendation from OSU.

** An initial certification at the graduate level is for students who have already earned a bachelor-level degree in a non-certification field and are now seeking teacher certification for the first time.

1. Do you hold a current license, provisional, standard, or professional certification from Oklahoma or a reciprocating state?
>> If you answered YES:
- Proceed to question #2 and skip question #3
- You will need to provide the PEU with a copy of your current license/certificate (details)
>> If you answered NO:
- Skip question #2 and proceed to question #3
2. Was your certification approved through an Alternative Placement Program?
3. Have you ever been granted full admission to another Oklahoma teacher-education program?
The Oklahoma State Department of Education requires applicants for licensure/certification to answer the following questions prior to issuing a license or certificate.
1. During the preceding ten-year period, have you ever been convicted of a felony?
2. During the preceding ten-year period, have you ever been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude?
3. Have you ever been convicted in Oklahoma, whether upon a verdict or plea of guilty or upon a plea of nolo contendere (no contest), or received a suspended sentence for a crime or an attempt to commit a crime which is considered sexually related in nature?
4. Have you ever been convicted, received a suspended sentence, or received a deferred judgment for a crime or attempted crime which was considered sexually related in nature in any other state or jurisdiction?
5. Have you ever had adverse action taken against any education certificate or license in Oklahoma or any other state or jurisdiction?
6. Is any action now pending against you for alleged misconduct in any school district, court, or before any education licensing agency in Oklahoma or any other state or jurisdiction?
7. Do you currently have any outstanding criminal charge or warrants of arrest pending against you in Oklahoma or any other state or jurisdiction?

By clicking the "Submit" button at the bottom of this form, I am affirming that I understand that gaining and maintaining admission is required prior to (1) enrollment in professional education courses requiring admission, and (2) OSU's recommendation to the Oklahoma State Department of Education for licensure/certification.

I understand that placement in field experiences or clinical practice (student teaching) is not guaranteed. Exhibiting professional dispositions, approval by program faculty, and acceptance by a school are all factors in eligibility for placements.

I further understand that program requirements may change if mandated by the governing bodies which include the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP).

IMPORTANT: Once you have submitted this form, your browser will be redirected to a printable page that includes a summary of the information you provided in this application, an admission-requirement worksheet, and signature areas for you (the applicant), your advisor, and the Director of Professional Education. You will need to print that page.