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Earn your Alternative Teacher Certification with 100% Free Tuition and Fees

Program Overview

Get the courses you need for Alternative Certification! Courses are 8 or 16 weeks long and offered completely online.

Whether you’re new to teaching or a seasoned teacher, OPSU’s alternative certification program can help Find Your Path to Anywhere. Each student receives a personalized education plan through the Oklahoma State Department of Education to meet all requirements.

Once accepted, you will be able to start at the earliest start date for courses, as space allows.

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100% FREE Tuition and Fees

Ready to Get Started?

  • Complete the online application by selecting the non-degree seeking option.
  • Complete the Alternative Certification Form.
  • Submit your acceptance letter from the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Alternative Placement Program for Teacher Certification.
  • Build your personalized education plan with your advisor and start classes.

Micro-Credentials Available:

Secondary Management and Assessment

Methods and Materials of Secondary Teaching

Educational Psychology

Exceptional Child

Necessary Documentation

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