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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Oklahoma


Approximately 2.7% of graduates in of Oklahoma receive teaching degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,699 teachers graduate from Oklahoma's 38 teaching schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a teaching program is Oklahoma City University. Oklahoma City University, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in Oklahoma City. In 2010, Oklahoma City University graduated 67 students from its teaching program. Students at Oklahoma City University paid $25,760 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Oklahoma with a teaching program is Oklahoma Christian University, which is located in Edmond. In 2010, it was ranked 38th nationwide. In 2010, 53 students graduated from Oklahoma Christian University teaching program. Oklahoma Christian University charged in-state students $17,456 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a teaching program is Saint Gregorys University. Saint Gregorys University, which was ranked 54th in the country in 2010, is located in Shawnee. Saint Gregorys University charged in-state students $17,516 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oklahoma's teaching schools ranges from $28,735 per year to $2,216 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,176 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Oklahoma teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Tulsa - located in Tulsa, students are charged $28,735 per year
  2. Oklahoma City University - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $25,760 per year
  3. Oral Roberts University - located in Tulsa, students are charged $20,054 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Oklahoma teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Carl Albert State College - located in Poteau, students are charged $2,216 per year
  2. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year
  3. Northern Oklahoma College - located in Tonkawa, students are charged $2,526 per year

A teaching degree from an Oklahoma school... what next?

Many Oklahoma teaching graduates become a primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and postsecondary vocational teacher. In 2010, there were 42,220 teacher working in Oklahoma, including 510 english teachers, 3,100 primary school education administrators, and 830 education administrators. In Oklahoma, the largest numbers of teacher work in the following counties:

  1. Canadian County - 13,460 teachers
  2. Creek County - 10,110 teachers
  3. Atoka County - 4,980 teachers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 42,800 teachers will be working in Oklahoma. This would require the number of teacher to grow by 12%.

Salary

On average, teachers earn a salary of $50,921 per year in Oklahoma state. In 2010, however, some Oklahoma teacher earned as little as less than $17,510 per year or as much as more than $165,170 per year. The counties in Oklahoma with the highest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Creek County - $53,896 per year
  2. Canadian County - $53,411 per year
  3. Comanche County - $49,192 per year

The Oklahoma counties with the lowest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Cherokee County - $42,693 per year
  2. Atoka County - $43,484 per year
  3. Beckham County - $45,494 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Oklahoma were:

  1. Education Administrator - $79,300 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $65,910 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $60,180 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in Oklahoma were:

  1. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $41,250 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $40,260 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Oklahoma and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Oklahoma
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Oklahoma
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Oklahoma
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Oklahoma
  • Certificate in Teaching in Oklahoma

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 18,570 $42,450 2.4%
2
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7,830 $41,310 -2.9%
3
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 3,100 $65,910 5.1%
4
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,320 $49,560 18.4%
5
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,290 $40,260 0.9%
6
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 2,270 $45,130 0.4%
7
Instructional Coordinators 1,090 $53,360 -7.6%
8
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 1,010 $42,960 11.0%
9
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 980 $41,580 81.5%
10
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 880 $60,180 -5.4%
11
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 830 $79,300 -43.5%
12
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 510 $52,590 -53.2%
13
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 300 $57,060 -62.0%
14
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 240 $41,250 20.0%
 

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