Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s School of Education and Exercise Science believes that effective educators change lives. Teaching is a calling, and we seek to affirm that calling holistically within our students. Our ultimate goal is to put well-equipped and highly qualified believers into the world who understand how to treat all people as worthy of honor and respect.
Our inspired faculty have current, relevant experiences in their fields. We seek to combine highly effective classroom instruction with hands-on learning opportunities in the community. Experience is the best teacher, and our program includes more authentic clinical and student-teaching hours than is required.
We seek to foster an environment of holistic growth, believing that graduates of our program should demonstrate vitality and integrity in the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and moral areas of their lives. With 9 unique majors, we are one of the fastest growing schools on campus and we are preparing our graduates to thrive in ever-changing fields.
“It’s easy to feel valued here amongst professors and classmates due to small class sizes. I appreciated the different career perspectives from professors and adjuncts, which gave us insight on how we can use our majors after college. My undergrad classes gave me a solid foundation to be confident and well-educated in my career field.”
– Britney, Exercise Science, Class of 2018
OKWU is regionally accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Educator Preparation Program at OKWU is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, or Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation, CAEP). Furthermore, the Educator Preparation Program is approved by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA) and by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for teacher education on the early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary levels. OKWU certification test results are available by request from the School of Education and Exercise Science by calling 918-335-6227.