Other Non-Traditional Paths for Teacher Certification

The following are other non-traditional paths for teaching in Oklahoma:

Special Education Micro-credential Pathway
Available to teachers who hold a five-year certificate in mild-moderate disabilities
Instructional video located here: https://youtu.be/tG5S4kwFWHM

Non-Traditional Special Education Certification Program
Route for individuals who meet certain criteria and interested in obtaining a special education certification

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE)
A program designed to inspire career changers to enter the teaching field and give them a rigorous and efficient process to achieve their goals

Teach for America
National corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of any area who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools

NOTE: The Extension on a Non-Standard application should only to be used in cases when requirements to renew a provisional certificate or move to the next level of certification have not been met.  (excludes emergency and temporary certificates)--PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH



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Last updated on February 1, 2023