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Get certified in effective teaching in secondary schools

Alternatively certified teachers can now fulfill all the requirements to transition to permanent licensure to teach grades 6-12 while also earning a graduate certificate. Develop a strong pedagogical foundation of research-based strategies to manage a classroom and teach English, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and agriculture.


Successful completion of this fully online certificate program requires 12 credit hours (four courses) of graduate-level coursework in curriculum studies and science and math education. Credit hours are transferable to additional graduate degree programs.


Teaching, Learning and Leadership, MS - K-12 Education

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Required (nine credit hours):

  • CIED 5333: Effective Classroom Management for Secondary Schools
  • CIED 5363: Effective Teaching Strategies for Teaching in the 6-12 Classroom
  • CIED 5010: Practicum for Early Career Secondary Teachers

Elective (three credit hours - select one of the following):

  • CIED 5403: Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Schools: English/Language Arts Method
  • CIED 5413: Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Schools: Social Studies
  • SMED 5153: Methods for Teaching Secondary Mathematics
  • SMED 5143: Methods for Teaching Secondary Science
  • AGED 5823: Advanced Methods of Teaching Agriculture

Course information


Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of admission status within four to six weeks of submission.


To apply for the program, complete the following:

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (undergraduate degree from an accredited university)
  • Academic vita/resume
  • Professional goal statement

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Oklahoma State University offers an affordable single rate for graduate students in online degree and certificate programs.

Cost details for in-state, online graduate students
Cost details for out-of-state online graduate students


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