OKLAHOMA CITY – Southern Nazarene University is offering an alternative certification program for people who would like to teach but have not completed their teaching credentials.
More people are becoming alternatively certified teachers, due to Oklahoma’s ongoing educator shortage, SNU said in a news release. Those teachers must fulfill a university’s coursework requirements to update their certification and remain qualified to teach.
SNU offers coursework designed to help candidates get through their alternative certification requirements quickly.
The courses are ideal for people who are looking for a career change or hoping to make their teaching role permanent, the university said. SNU’s alternative certification plan helps students meet the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s requirements, become better teachers, and pursue more career opportunities.
The courses are six weeks long, accelerated, and taught at the master’s level. They are offered online and can be applied to future graduate studies.