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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.

Professional Licensure by State - Oklahoma

If you hold a full teaching credential issued by any state's Department of Education, you are eligible for certification in Oklahoma's most equivalent subject areas.

Please submit the following materials to the Teacher Certification Office of the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

  • Application for Oklahoma School Standard Teaching Certificate
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities. Transcript must denote degree earned and the date degree was conferred.
  • Proof of Teaching form and copy of teaching certificate valid during dates of experience listed, if applicable.
  • Copy of all teaching certificates. (Copy the back if it holds any valid information.)
  • A $50 processing fee (check, cashier’s check, or money order) made payable to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
  • The fee for a fingerprint background check is $57.25. Fingerprints are scanned at the OSDE between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For additional information refer to Fingerprint Information.
  • If you have completed an approved program from another state and did not get certified in that area, please have this form filled out by the proper officials.  If Oklahoma has a comparable certification area you may be able to obtain the equivalent Oklahoma certification area by passing the appropriate Oklahoma examination(s).
  • Verification of State-Approved Teacher Education Program from Non-Oklahoma College/University 

If you have passed teacher test(s) in another state, you may request a review of these test(s) for comparability to Oklahoma tests by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA). They will determine if any of the out-of-state tests are comparable and inform the Teacher Certification Office which test(s) are acceptable.

Approval Status

Pima Community College’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program meets the academic requirements for initial certification.

State Website

Oklahoma Licensure Website

Contact Information

Oklahoma Department of Education Teacher Certification
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, #212
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4599
Phone: (405) 521-3337

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