Welcome to the Department of Education

student teacher working with studentsWelcome to the ECU Department of Education!

The faculty, staff, and students are so glad you are here!  Our website is designed to assist you and provide you the basic information needed to navigate successfully in your pursuit of obtaining a degree in education, whether at the undergraduate level, graduate level, or in a post-graduate certification program.  While the website is designed to be comprehensive and provides a wide array of information, we realize that the human touch can never fully be replaced and so we encourage you to contact us personally through the link below:

Contact Us



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Teacher Training and Certification
July 27th-29th at East Central University

Learn to Implement Innovative 21st Century Education through Mobile Devices, Makerspaces, Robotics, 3D Printing, Digital Storytelling, and More!

Workshop includes training on how to fund technology projects at your school through grants, Donors Choose, and other methods.

***Let this workshop be your start to a Master’s Degree through ECU’s
100% online M.Ed. options in either Educational Technology or Library Media.  Workshop + additional Fall 2015 Implementation Project can earn 3 hours of graduate credit towards either of these fully-online M.Ed. programs!***
(requires seminar course enrollment/fees)

Workshop Details and Registration

For questions about the Camp TechTerra workshop, please contact:

Dr. Mark Jones

Dr. Shelli Sharber

The mission of the ECU Department of Education traces its origin back to the founding of the university and exists to serve individuals seeking degrees and certifications in public education.  In doing so, the department serves East Central University students in three essential functions:

  1. Prepare undergraduate students in three areas of specialization, including: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education, leading to teacher licensure and certification in Oklahoma.
  2. Provide undergraduate students the professional education instruction needed to prepare all Secondary Education majors and minors for licensure and certification in Oklahoma.
  3. Offer graduate students many Master’s level courses of study and options in a variety of occupations in education and related positions in business, industry, or hospitals, including Educational Leadership (School Principal and Superintendent, Degree and/or Certification), Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Reading, Secondary Education (Academic Area Option), Sports Administration, Library Media, Educational Technology, School Counselor, and Special Education (see Section on School of Graduate Studies - M.Ed. Education and Post-Master's Certificates). We are proud of our department and believe that we prepare some of the best teachers and administrators in the state. Our students learn about the process of teaching through a combination of college classroom experiences provided by excellent university faculty and practical field experiences in public schools working with master teachers. While part of the ECU family, our students have an opportunity to learn and to grow in a rigorous and supportive environment which includes a dedicated faculty and staff, well-equipped classrooms, and a very low student-teacher ratio. The quality of our faculty and program combined with an outstanding student experience contribute to make East Central University a great choice for pursuing your degree, and again, we welcome you.

We encourage you to contact any of our faculty to learn more about our programs or come and visit our beautiful campus and spend time with our faculty, staff and students!  If we can be of additional assistance, please let us know…and, remember, “Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger.”

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Education Scholarship Application
Application deadline is Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Education Office (Room 251 Administration Building).
For further information, contact Dr. Martha Pennington at 580-559-5322 or mpenning@ecok.edu.