College of Education

Alumni Quote
Randy - July 9, 2013
Dr. Jim Myers
Dr. Myers won the 2013 Oklahoma Association of School Administrators/Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administrators Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Charlene Martin
Finalist for the International Reading Association Outstanding Dissertation Award!
Whitney Saunders
Elem. Education
"We get several hands-on experiences in classrooms around Tulsa. I feel confident that I am well equipped to be a teacher."
Kasey Harger
Elem. Education
"The education department exemplifies the tools that are necessary to touch the minds, hearts and souls of future students."
Erika Tornatore
Special Education
"The professors challenge us to think critically about real-world situations. I will be prepared through many practicum experiences."

Oral Roberts University College of Education:  Sending Forth Transformed Educators Ready to Make a Difference

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, America's schools will need at least 2 million additional teachers in the next 10 years. As a student in ORU's College of Education, you will be well prepared to help meet this challenge. Our school is committed to helping you become not only an exceptional teacher, but also a professional with a highly developed Christian worldview.

The ORU education program has earned the highest level of NCATE accreditation. Our whole person assessment program documents your progress while you are working toward teacher certification is one reason the accreditors - and school districts - hold the ORU education program in such high regard. We also have a record of 100 percent passage of the three teacher placement tests required in Oklahoma. It is no surprise that nearly 100 percent of our graduates find employment in public, private or Christian school immediately after graduation.

  • Our technology lab complete with electronic white boards, computer programs that are ideal for lesson plan and PowerPoint creation as well as other technological aids for teachers.
  • Practicums in area schools that provide hands-on classroom experience.
  • The cohort student teaching system which integrates student teaching with 2-week sessions back on campus for additional training and advice specific to your student teaching experience.
  • Small classes that allow greater interaction with professors to maximize learning.
  • An education program that is one of the few in the state of Oklahoma that allows you to earn dual certification in early childhood, elementary education or special education.


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News and Events

ORU Faculty Member Receives National Dissertation Award

Oral Roberts University Assistant Professor Charlene Martin received the 2014 Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). The intent of the award is to encourage, recognize, and promote exemplary doctoral level research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education.

Professor Recognized for Academic Triumphs Despite Severe Disability

Oral Roberts University Assistant Professor Evie Lindberg was honored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA). Lindberg, who teaches special education courses in the ORU College of Education, was featured on "Success Story Sunday" on the LDAA website.

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