Oklahoma's public schools employed over 41,000 teachers in 2017, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. With so many educators, numerous teacher certifications come up for renewal each year. In Oklahoma, the renewal process required every five years involves updating information and submitting an application to the state's department of education.
Oklahoma Requirements for Renewal of Teaching Certificate
|Average Salary for Teachers in Oklahoma (2017)*||$40,530 (Elementary); $42,040 (Middle School); $41,880 (High School)|
|Required Degree||Bachelor's degree and completion of approved teacher education program|
|Testing Requirements||Not required for renewal|
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
How to Renew Your Oklahoma Teacher Certificate
Oklahoma teachers must renew their teaching certificates by submitting an application to the Oklahoma State Department of Education online or through the mail. Applicants must complete a disclosure statement regarding criminal history and affirm their citizenship status. If they have obtained an additional degree since their teaching certificate was granted or last renewed, they must provide official transcripts reflecting the new degree. In addition, they must pay a processing fee for the application. Oklahoma teachers do not need to take exams as part of the renewal process.
Certification Resources for Oklahoma Educators
Prospective teachers pursuing initial certification may find the following resources helpful in preparing for Oklahoma's exams.