Professional Development

The Oklahoma State Department of Education offers professional development for teachers and administrators in multiple formats, including synchronous and asynchronous virtual sessions, webinars, and in-person regional workshops.

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Professional Development Required for 2022-2023 


Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Certified employees & support staff

70 O.S. 1210.225
70 O.S. 1210.229-5

First year of hire, then every three years
OSDE Substance Abuse Prevention Resources


Certified employees & support staff who work with students in early childhood to third grade

HB 1684
70 O.S. 2011.194.6
One time every three years
Iris Center
Bloodborne Pathogens Certified employees & support staff 20 CFR 1910.1030

Once each school year

Online module in OSDE Connect
Overview 1
Overview 2
American Red Cross Video

Bullying Prevention Certified employees & support staff HB 1661
70 O.S. 24-100
OAC 210:10-1-20
Once each school year
OSDE Bullying Prevention
Bus Driver Training School Bus Drivers OAC 210:30-5-8 (Section b:3-A) 4 hours of training every year

Documentation for each bus driver must be recorded on the Annual Inservice form 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Heimlich Maneuver


One certified teacher & one noncertified staff member per school site 70 O.S. 1210.199

Once each school year
OSDE CPR Resources and Information
American Red Cross

Child Abuse and Neglect;

Child Sexual Abuse Awareness & Reporting

Certified employees & support staff


HB 1684
Amendment to 70 O.S. 6-194, 24-100.5
70 O.S. 1210.160, 1210.161; 10
O.S. 601.69

Once each school year

Educators as Mandatory Reporters 

OSDE Crisis Team Resources 
OSDE Youth Violence Prevention Resources
Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth
Oklahoma State Department of Health     

Diabetes Management

Employees responsible for students with diabetes

H.B. 1051
70 O.S. 1210.196.2

Once each school year
OSDE Diabetes Management Training
OSDH Guidelines for Diabetes Management in Schools
Digital Teaching and
Certified teachers

HB 1576
70 O.S. 6-192

OSDE Resources
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE Standards for Students, Educators & Administrators
Dyslexia Awareness  Certified teachers and administrators

HB 1228
70 O.S. 6-194

Once each school year for all certified staff, including information about characteristics of dyslexia, identification & evidence-based interventions, as well as resources for teachers, parents, and students.

Online module coming soon.

EL (English Learners)

Certified employees & support staff who work with EL students

20 USC 6301
2015,ESSA,Section 3115 (c)(2)
Public Law 114-95
70 O.S. 6-192 & 194

Annual PD activities focused on effective implementation of district Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) instructional model(s) 
OSDE English Language Proficiency (ELP) Resources

Modules in OSDE Connect

Family & Community Engagement School personnel OAC 210:20-19-2 Type and frequency determined by local board of education
Family & Community Engagement

(Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)

Certified employees & support staff

20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99

(Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act, P.L. 90-247 and P.L. 93-380 as amended) OAC 210:1-3-8

Once each school year
General Overview
FERPA for School Officials


School District encumbrance clerks and treasurer clerks

70 O.S. 5-190
OAR 210:25-5-10
OAR 210:25-5-11

Initial training within 9 months of hire, or within 3 years prior to employment in the position; then 12 hours of approved training every 3 years from the date of initial employment.

Oklahoma Administrative Rule for:
School Encumbrance Clerks
School Treasurer Clerks

Frequency of Certain PD Requirements



Certified employees


Note: Districts may use their discretion to align the frequency for professional development on these topics for all appropriate stakeholders, including certified employees and support staff.  

HB 1593

Alcohol & Drug Abuse - Year 1 and then every third year.

Digital teaching & learning standards - Year 1 and then frequency determined by the local board.

Mental health needs of students - Year 1 and then every third year.

Workplace safety training (7-12 grade teachers) - Year 1 and then frequency determined by the local board.

Hazardous Communications

Certified employees & support staff

29 CFR 1910.1200

Once each school year
Overview 1
Overview 2
OSHA Training Requirements

Health Education micro-credential


To be implemented by the 2022-2023 school year.

Teachers who teach health education


A stand-alone health class must be taught by a certified physical education/health teacher. A teacher must earn a micro-credential to integrate health education into other content areas.

SB 89 Resources forthcoming
Human Trafficking Certified employees and support staff 70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 24-100.5 Safe School Committees to recommend PD needs of faculty and staff to recognize and report suspected human trafficking
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mental Health Needs of Students Certified employees and support staff

70 O.S. 6-194.3

HB 1568

Once every school year
OK Aware Resources
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
OSDE Prevention Services
OSDE Student Mental Health Resources
OSDE Crisis Preparedness and Response

Personal Financial Literacy  Certified teachers delivering Personal Financial Literacy instruction 70 O.S. S 11-103.6H Every Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) teacher within the first year of being assigned this content must complete training on the OAS for PFL

Racial & Ethnic Education

Certified employees & support staff

OAC 210:20-19-2

Type and frequency determined by local board of education
Teaching Tolerance
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Culturally Relevant Education

Science of Reading


Effective 2022-2023 school year

For districts receiving greater than $2500, ten percent must be spent on evidence-based PD from an OSDE approved list for any PK-5 teachers within a district.

70 O.S. § 1210.508.D

Once each school year


Science of Reading Guidance


Approved Providers List

Seizure-Safe Schools Act



One school employee at each school  70 O.S. § 1210.183 

Modules on OSDE Connect 

Seizure Forms

Seizure First Aid Resources

Epilepsy Foundation

Sports-Related Head Injuries-Concussion Management Guidelines- Penalties

Student athletes and their
parents/guardians, coaches, game and team officials

70 O.S. 24-155

Once each school year
OSDE Resources and Information

OSDH Return to Learn Protocol
OSSAA Concussion and Head Injuries Awareness & Management
OSSAA (Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association)

STEM micro-credential



Certified teachers HB 2752 Resources forthcoming and to be developed in coordination with the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA)

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

Student athletes, their parents/guardians, and coaches. Each must also sign and return a completed information sheet and acknowledgement statement.

SB 239
70 O.S. 24-156

Once each school year by a provider approved by the OSDH
OSDE Resources and Information

OSDH Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information 

Suicide Awareness training



All school district staff SB 21

Evidence-based suicide prevention training on biennial basis

OSDE Suicide Prevention Resources

ODMHSAS Resources

(Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services)


Superintendent Training

First-time Oklahoma superintendents

OAC 210:20-21-1

11 days (66 hours) of training during first year of employment as a superintendent
CCOSA (Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration)
Teacher Induction Program First-year teachers 70 O.S. 6-195
70 O.S. 6-182
70 O.S. 1-116
Annual support of first-year teachers through mentorship and coaching
OSDE Teacher Induction Program
Title IX

Certified employees & support staff of institutions receiving federal financial assistance

Sex Discrimination (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)

At least one certified or support staff named as Title IX coordinator to ensure compliance. Training determined by local board of education.
US Department of Education
USDE Title IX Resource Guide
Title IX Coordinators’ Newsletter
Title IX, Part A Education for the Homeless & Other Laws Certified Employees McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Sec. 722;
Title 42 U.S.C. §11432(g)(1)(D) & (g)(6)(A)(ix)
Once each school year
Homeless Liaison Resources

TLE Framework Training

Evaluators of certified personnel

70 O.S. 6-101.10

Initial certification training and recertification training completed prior to conducting evaluations of certified personnel
OSDE TLE Resources
TLE Training

Workplace Safety Training in Schools

Teachers of grades 7-12 are informed of the importance of incorporating training into curriculum

SB 262
70 O.S. 11-103.6j

Once each school year
Safety and Health Curriculum

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Last updated on August 30, 2022