About School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

School of Education & Behavorial Sciences



The mission of the Teacher Education Unit (TEU) 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. 


The vision of the TEU is to provide our candidates with a strong academic background based on teaching and learning theories; content-specific, pedagogical knowledge; and opportunities to become informed, active members in learning environments that are developmentally, academically, and culturally responsive to the needs of children in urban and rural communities, thereby producing teachers who are informed to make wise classroom decisions and who can meet the needs of 21st century, diverse learners. 


The goals and objectives of the TEU are to enable educators to translate their acquired knowledge and understanding of theory, research, pedagogy, and policy into effective curriculum plans, classroom management skills, and positive instructional decisions that are responsive to the needs of all P-12 students in urban and rural communities. 


The Teacher Education Unit (TEU) provides professional education courses that prepare our students for certification and teaching in secondary schools. Langston University is accredited through CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. An accreditation visit is scheduled for Fall 2023. Our state accrediting body is OEQA, the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, which reviews our educator preparation program (EPP) in tandem with national accreditors and assesses state-level requirements. Langston University provides annual reporting data to both entities. 

The Langston University Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA), and by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE).The Department of Education offers accredited programs for Initial Licensure in the following areas: 

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Special Education (Mild and Moderate Disabilities)
  • Math Education (5-12)
  • Music Education (Instrumental and Vocal) 

All degree programs satisfy the appropriate requirements for teacher certification as established by OEQA and OSRHE. 

To be certified to teach, candidates must fulfill all degree requirements as mandated by OSRHE, achieve a passing score on the appropriate certification exams as mandated by the OEQA, and complete the field and practicum experiences as mandated by OEQA. 


Angela Abney
Director of Clinical & Field Experience
Andrea Walker
Academic Advisor

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 ...