Welcome to the Department of Education

student teacher working with studentsAs Chair of the Department of Education at East Central University, and on behalf of our faculty, staff and students, I am delighted to welcome you to our department website.

The Department of Education assists individuals seeking their degree and/or certification for public school placement.  Additionally, the department serves East Central University in three essential functions

  1. Prepare students in the three areas of specialization the department offers at the undergraduate level: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education.  The areas of specialization lead to teacher licensure and certification in Oklahoma.
  2. Provide professional education courses which prepare competent educators in all teacher education programs at the University.
  3. Offer multiple options at the graduate level (see Section on School of Graduate Studies - M.Ed. Education and Post-Master's Certificates).  The graduate program prepares individuals for variety of occupations in public schools and related positions in business, industry, or hospitals.

We are proud of our department and believe that we prepare some of the best teachers 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.  At East Central, 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.

I encourage you to contact any of our faculty to learn more about our programs.  Or better yet, come and visit our beautiful campus and spend time with our faculty, staff and students!  If I can be of additional assistance, please let me know.


Dr. Jack Green
Chair, Department of Education
East Central University
Office:  Ed. 204A / PMB R-2, 1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, Oklahoma 74820
Office Phone:  (580) 559-5240 / Office Fax:  (580) 332-7114
Email:  jgreen@ecok.edu

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