Seeking Alternative Teacher Certification?

Preparation for Educators Seeking Alternative Teaching Certification Micro-Credential provides training for career professionals transitioning into a teaching career.  If you hold a bachelor's or master's degree in a non-education field and seek Alternative Certification through the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OKSDE), this plan of study is for YOU!

  • 100% Online
  • No Entrance Exam
  • 8-week courses
  • Year-round admission and course offerings
  • Satisfies OSDE’s typical minimum requirements for Alternative Certification

What is a Micro-Credential?

Micro-credentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide specific career critical skills, competencies and knowledge that can be readily transferred to the workplace. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles.

Admission Requirement:

Meet all admission requirement of the East Central University School of Graduate Studies.

Earning Criteria:

  • Pass three courses, with a 80%/B or higher, as detailed below:
  1. Required: EDUC 5843 Advanced Classroom Management
  2. Required: EDUC 5853 Advanced Strategies for Effective Teaching
  3. Successful completion of a three credit-hour graduate level teacher education elective course:
    1. EDUC 5573 Public School Finance
    2. EDUC 5583 Legal Aspects of Education
    3. EDUC 5513 Supervision of Instruction
    4. EDUC 5943 Educational Technology Leadership
    5. EDUC 5093 Identification & Strategies for Students w/Behavior
    6. EDUC 5753 Differentiated Instruction in Special Education**
    7. EDUC 5233 Survey of Teaching Reading**

**Courses can be subbed for Ed Leadership requirements for educators entering Career Development Program/SPED. See coordinator for guidance.


To see a list of cost & fees, see our 23-24 Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees.

Next Steps:

Apply for admission to the School of Graduate Studies here:


Please note: The Alternative Teaching Certification Micro-Credential is pending approval by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Edcuuation

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JoAnna Owens
Education Coordinator