Provisional (Out-Of-State) Certificate (OK)

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Provisional (Out-Of-State) Certificate (OK)

Description
The Provisional (Out-Of-State) Certificate is for out-of-state applicants who hold a teaching credential.
Certificate Valid for 2 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Oklahoma
Contact Name: Certification Specialist
Contact Phone: 405-521-3337
For more information please visit the state website: http://ok.gov/sde/teacher-certification

Notes
Before receiving a standard certificate applicants are required to complete all state testing requirements as well as be employed for at least 1 year.

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

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Notes
Applicants must provide proof from the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation of having passed any basic skills, pedagogy, or Content Language out-of-state test(s) equivalent for Oklahoma test (s).
See:
http://www.ok.gov/octp/documents/OOS%20Test%20Verification%20Form.pdf

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:

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:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
ACTFL OPI and WPT may be taken if no Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) exists. Minimum passing standard: Intermediate/High (OPI and WPT)

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

Submit Proof of Teaching Form (out of state) for General and Content Language Teaching.

See: http://www.oar.state.ok.us/viewhtml/210_20-9-104.htm

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
Form at: http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/documents/files/AppOkSchoolCert.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Professional Standards Section – Room 212
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.ok.gov/sde/background-check-teaching-certificate

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Upon completion of all testing requirements (if needed) and one year successful employment, apply for the five year standard certificate.

All certificate holders must be in compliance with Oklahoma state income tax laws before a teaching certificate can be issued or renewed.

Notes:

All first-time credentialed Oklahoma teachers are required to have on file with the Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE) a current Oklahoma criminal history record from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) as well as a national fingerprint-based criminal history record provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Fee = $59

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Applicants with valid out of state credentials are eligible for provisional certification in equivalent subject areas with the possibility of having to take Oklahoma tests.

Applicants will be issued a provisional certificate in order to complete the Oklahoma testing requirements (general education, subject area(s), and professional education competency examination). They will also be required to complete one year of successful employment in an Oklahoma accredited school, college or university.

Applicants may request a review of out of state Content Language test(s) for comparability to Oklahoma tests by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP). They will determine if any of the out-of-state tests are comparable and inform the Teacher Certification Office which test(s) are acceptable. For more information applicants may visit the OCTP Web site and search for Teacher Certification.

Note: Applicants will not be issued a five year standard until all test requirements have been met and one year of successful employment has been completed and verified.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:38:30 PM


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