The Department of Education offers bachelor’s degree programs that lead to careers in K-12 teaching, as well as master’s degree programs for those interested in pursuing or advancing their careers as teachers, policymakers and researchers. The department offers a curriculum that is founded in the arts and sciences and integrated with education courses, field and clinical experiences and content specialization programs that draw upon the expertise of faculty from other disciplines such as deaf education, exercise and sports science, instrumental and vocal music education and foreign languages. The education curriculum is designed to prepare teaching professionals.
The University of Tulsa Department of Education is committed to cultivating effective teachers who are critical thinkers, skillful learners, caring community partners, and engaged democratic citizens. The department fulfills this mission through its program learning outcomes, ensuring that students who complete a program in education will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of the central concepts and tools of inquiry of their discipline(s)
- Plan research-based instruction that advances the learning of each student
- Utilize research-based pedagogy that advances the learning of each student
- Design curriculum based on state and national standards
- Demonstrate mastery of the assessment cycle as a component of teaching
- Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of human development and learning
- Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development
- Promote the success of each student based on a demonstrated understanding of the socio-cultural, historical and institutional contexts of education.
Educator preparatory programs at the University of Tulsa are accredited by the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability.