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The American Board, offers a flexible, affordable path to earn your teaching certificate in Oklahoma. You can complete our self-paced program online without quitting your job or taking additional college courses.


To use a teaching certificate from the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence in the state of Oklahoma, candidates will need to complete the following steps:

1. Complete the ABCTE program

2. Obtain a full-time teaching position

3. Apply to the Oklahoma State Board of Education for a one-year, non-renewable secondary or middle level teaching license

4. Apply concurrently for the ABCTE Mentoring Program ($595)

5. During your first year in the classroom, complete 1 year of ABCTE’s mentoring program. In order to begin the mentoring program, you must:

a. Must be teaching in your ABCTE certified subject area

b. Select your mentor. After approval and training by ABCTE, he/she will observe you at least 4 times during the school year.

c. Work with your mentor after each observation to improve your teaching practices

d. Once all criteria has been met, receive a certificate of completion from ABCTE

6. After completing your first year of teaching and mentorship program, apply for the Oklahoma Standard License, a 5-year renewable permanent teaching certificate. This certificate will be renewed throughout your career.

For more information about the certification requirements, call 405-521-3301 or visit the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s website for more information.

Certification Areas Available

We offer certifications in a variety of subjects. Choose a subject below to learn more about the requirements to teach that subject:

* Oklahoma allows candidates to certify in World History and/or United States History.

Select the subject area of your choice above to Enroll Now!

Call 877-669-2228 or email us at Contact@americanboard.org to speak with our team about starting a new career as a teacher in Oklahoma.

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Please note: while we do our best to stay current with state requirements, we are not responsible for any changes to state, district, and school regulations.

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