Native American Language Teacher Certification (OK)

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Native American Language Teacher Certification (OK)

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is in the process of developing certification for instructors of Native American Languages in Oklahoma public schools.
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Oklahoma
Contact Name: Desa Dawson
Contact Phone: 405-521-3035
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:


Tribal assessment for Native American Languages with no exam.

Oklahoma offers teaching licenses in the following Native American languages: Cherokee, Choctaw, Sauk, Osage. Additional Native American language certificates may be obtained.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the Native American Language sought through an assessment determined by a federally-recognized tribe or tribal entity.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual

Renewal: Nonrenewable


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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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