2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Education

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Mission Statement

The purposes of the Teacher Education Program are to prepare the teacher candidate to function as a professional teacher and to aid the teacher candidate in developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to facilitate learning for all individuals within a diverse setting.

Dean of Business, Health Science, and Education

Larinee Dennis
B.S.E., Hannibal-LaGrange College, 2001
M.S.E., University of Missouri, 2003
Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2013

Chair, Education

Elizabeth Justice
Assistant Professor of Education

B.S.E., Oklahoma Baptist University, 1995
M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 2010
Ph.D., Grand Canyon University, 2020
Joined the OBU faculty in 2015.


Jeanne Akin
Mary A. White Chair of Education and Professor of Teacher Education

B.S., Southern Nazarene University, 1979
M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma, 1989
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 1996
Joined the OBU faculty in 1997.

Rebecca Marie Farley
Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University, 1994
M.Ed., University of Oklahoma, 1998
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2020
Joined the OBU faculty in 2016.

Brian K. Horn
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1994
M.Ed., University of Oklahoma, 1998
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2009
Joined the OBU faculty in 2017.

Kellie Young
Associate Professor of Education

A.S., Seminole State College, 1996
B.S., East Central University, 1998
M.Ed., East Central University, 2003
Ed.D., Northcentral University, 2016
Joined the OBU faculty in 2014.

Minor Programs of Study

A minor can be obtained in education. Student may opt to focus the minor on a particular grade level or major program area. All minors must meet with the director of teacher education to discuss admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Career Opportunities

Children’s book author
Children’s ministry
Consultant at private educational agency or organization
Consultant at state or federal education agency
Consultant for professional development school
Consultant or field representative for professional organization
Day Care/Head Start
Develop curriculum
Education consultant for business
Education consultant for entities such as a zoo
Cross Cultural Ministry
Manage teacher supply store
Overseas teacher
Public assistance interviewer
Public relations expert
Social worker
Textbook author
Textbook representative/salesperson
Trainer in business
Developer of church curriculum

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