The School of Education and Exercise Science equips students to be educators by providing a strong foundation in the liberal arts, educational theory and practice, specific academic disciplines, and by affirming a Christian worldview. This worldview encourages the pursuit of truth, the calling of teaching, and the worth of all persons. Out of love for Christ, we seek to foster vitality and integrity in all facets of life: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and moral.
Our aim is to build effective educators with a Christian perspective.
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.