About School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

School of Education & Behavorial Sciences



Our mission is to improve teaching and learning in a diverse, rapidly changing, and increasingly technological society by preparing and supporting candidates in constructing knowledge, increasing capabilities, and developing sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of children, families, and communities in urban centers and rural environments. This program is designed to prepare graduate candidates for work with individuals growing up in urban areas with multifaceted problems in education, healthcare, childcare, law enforcement, and corrections.


It is our commitment to preparing highly competent educational practitioners that can address the special problems that they may encounter in urban experiences at the community, state, and national levels.

Goals &Objectives

Our faculty strives to anticipate the needs of ever-increasing opportunity gap that exists in education. From this need, the program has the objectives to:

Prepare candidates to understand and implement social justice and equity-based practices.
Engage candidates in critical self-reflection that helps them to develop equity-oriented dispositions.
Provide candidates with the knowledge and tools necessary to engage in transformative practices that lead to the transformation of complex educational systems in urban contexts and communities.


LU-OKC Campus

Degree Options & Plan of Study

Upcoming Events

Bass Reeves Film Screening and Discussion

February 22, 2024
Join us for a film screening and discussion of Bass Reeves presented by Professor Edwards! WHEN: Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105

Writing Pedagogy In Flux

February 27, 2024
Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, hosts revisiting theories, conventions, and curriculum design. WHEN: Feb. 27 at 3:15 p.m. WHERE: Jones Hall 102

Writing Democracy Project

March 29, 2024
The Writing Center presents: Writing Democracy with Oklahoma House Representative Mauree Turner! Join us to engage in a discussion about democracy with Rep. Turner. Rep. Turner is the first Muslim and non-binary person to serve in the Oklahoma legislature. WHEN: March 29 at 4 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105 We can’t wait to see you there!

Book Talk: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics

April 11, 2024
Are you ready to explore the fascinating intersection of technology, communication, and culture? Join us for a captivating book talk and celebration with Dr. Mick Howard, Director of the Writing Center, as he presents his latest publication: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics. WHEN: Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health Center 105 Hosted by the English Department and Writing Center, this event offers ...