Oklahoma – State Information

MEA President: Jeanine Gully
Advocacy Leadership Force member: James South
ALF Member Email: james.south@swosu.edu

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 2/1/2021
Adjourns: 5/28/2021

Meeting in person and virtually in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline 3/11/2021
Budget Deadline None
Introduction Deadlines 1/21/2021
Governor Kevin Stitt (R)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Rhonda Baker (R)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Mark Vancuren (R)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Gary Stanislawski (R)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Joseph W. Newhouse (R)

Partisan Split House: R      Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 405-557-7303
Senate Secretary Contact 405-521-2391
Carryover to 2022 Yes

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Gloria Bayouth 405-522-3249
Title IV Director Levi Patrick, Assistant Executive Director of Curriculum and
405-522-3525, Levi.Patrick@sde.ok.gov
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations None
Application Timeline for Federal Funds Not found


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

OK Music PK-12 Resident Educator License (4-year)
Professional (5-year)
OAE 004 Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (P-12) Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Content Knowledge Assessment: Music Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE): Assessment of Professional Knowledge Multi-Age (PK-12) Successful completion of a National Teacher Performance Based Assessment approved by ODHE will be accepted as an alternative to the written Assessment of Professional Knowledge Exam beginning July 1, 2020 Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework; 12 semester hours of coursework in the teaching of reading with on course in phonics. $160 application (4-year resident educator license)
$200 application (5-year professional license)
Fingerprinting varies
Yes http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Resident-License-Options https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Health & Safety Guidance for Ohio K-12 Schools

Districts will decide whether to open school buildings, but the state department of education has said that they should only do so if they can follow the state’s health and safety guidance. All students attending school in person will be required to wear masks, with some medical exemptions.

Title IV Success Stories

The funds below were allocated during the 2018-2019 school year.

$250,000 in Title IV-A funds were utilized in Dayton City Schools to purchase band and Orff instruments, as well as hire a music supervisor for K-6.

Title IV-A funds were also utilized in Dayton Public Schools for purchases of new instruments, instructional materials such as textbooks and digital resources, and professional learning. This funding provided equity in instruction in the arts and allowed the district to improve instruction and increase access to fine and performing arts programs.