Oklahoma City University

Introduction

Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. The only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report, Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes' "Best Christian Colleges" & "100 Best College Buys."

Outstanding Programs

More than 70 undergraduate majors, 20 graduate degrees (including a law degree, MBA and two doctoral programs), and the Adult Studies Program for working adults to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.

Special Opportunities

Service-learning opportunities across the curriculum; University Honors Program; OCULEADS, a scholarship and leadership program; OCU-Doers Taiwan Study Program; Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature; Washington Semester Program; study abroad program; and more!

Experienced Faculty

Seventy-eight percent of our faculty members hold the highest degrees in their fields. Professors, not graduate assistants, teach all classes.

Personalized Attention

Student/faculty ratio of 11:1 and class sizes of about 17 for freshmen and 13 for upperclassmen

Diverse Environment

More than 1,800 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students from 46 states and 43 foreign countries

Active Campus

More than 80 student-led organizations, including seven national fraternities and sororities, our own chapter of Habitat for Humanity, multicultural student associations, student government and more.

Stellar Athletics

The Stars have won 60 national championships, including the 2015 NAIA men's cross country championship, claiming that title for the third consecutive year. OCU student-athletes have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for 13 straight years.

Ideal Location

Our 104 park-like acres reside in the heart of Oklahoma City, just minutes from a diverse range of educational, social, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Exceptional Financial Support

More than $34 million awarded annually in academic merit or performance scholarships, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Many other scholarship programs such as the Clara Luper Scholars and the American Indian Scholarship Program offer assistance to our students. More than 90 percent of students receive academic merit, performance or need-based financial aid.

Quick Facts

Oklahoma City University embraces the United Methodist tradition of scholarship and service and welcomes all faiths in a culturally rich community that is dedicated to student welfare and success. Men and women pursue academic excellence through a rigorous curriculum that focuses on students' intellectual, moral and spiritual development to prepare them to become effective leaders in service to their communities.

Brief History of OCU Oklahoma City University was chartered as Epworth University on September 1, 1904. The first students attended class in one all-purpose building. One hundred and sixteen students enrolled that fall. The original building is still standing and forms part of Epworth United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

Surviving the storms of financial difficulties, the university moved to Guthrie in the fall of 1911. Classes were conducted in the old Oklahoma Territory capitol building. At this time the name was changed to Methodist University of Oklahoma. In 1922, the name was changed to Oklahoma City College. The college was relocated to its present location in Oklahoma City. The current administration building housed both classrooms and student dormitories. In 1924, the college was renamed Oklahoma City University. Learn more »

Enrollment: More than 2,300 undergraduate students and 1,700 graduate students from 46 states and 49 foreign countries

Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Average class size for freshmen: 17

Average class size for upperclassmen: 13

Campus: 104 park-like acres in the heart of Oklahoma City

Affiliation: Private United Methodist university established in 1904

Faculty: More than 78 percent of faculty hold highest degrees in their fields; no classes taught by graduate assistants

Involvement: More than 60 student organizations, including six national fraternities and sororities

National Rankings: Consistently ranked as a top-tier, master's-level university by U.S. News & World Report

Financial Aid: More than 90 percent of students receive academic, merit, performance or need-based financial aid

Workplace: Named a "Great College to Work For" by Chronicle of Higher Education

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MA in TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages)

Campus Full time 36 hours September 2016 USA Oklahoma City

The Master of Arts in TESOL degree is a 36 credit-hour program. With a broad range of courses, the program aims to equip the students with the linguistics knowledge and pedagogical training essential in the various aspects of TESOL, including, among other things, curriculum design, material development, methodologies, classroom procedures, and assessment. The program also offers students practicum opportunities to gain first-hand practical experience in the field [+]

MA Degree: The Master of Arts in TESOL degree is a 36 credit-hour program. With a broad range of courses, the program aims to equip the students with the linguistics knowledge and pedagogical training essential in the various aspects of TESOL, including, among other things, curriculum design, material development, methodologies, classroom procedures, and assessment. The program also offers students practicum opportunities to gain first-hand practical experience in the field Certificate of TESOL: The certificate is an 18 credit-hour program created specially for those who do not want to pursue a master's degree but desire credentials in TESOL that will aid them in gaining employment in TESOL both domestically and overseas. Admission Requirements: All applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college with a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. The applicant with a GPA slightly below 3.00 may, with permission of the program chair and graduate faculty, enter the program on probation; he or she must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the graduate curriculum to continue. Students admitted on probation may take a maximum of nine hours per semester and cannot enroll for the following semester until they are fully admitted. All international and probationary students are required to take Research and Writing (TESL 5373). EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES There are many exciting opportunities for holders of a Master's in TESOL from Oklahoma City University. Many of our graduates teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in schools all over the United States. Immersive programs, public and private schools, and colleges and universities need teachers with the skills and knowledge to help their students succeed. Others branch out and teach ESL or EFL (English as a Foreign Language) in schools all over the world. The demand for qualified ESL/EFL teachers has grown steadily in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. With a Master's in TESOL, you set yourself apart and open up new opportunities in colleges and universities as well as the top high schools and prep schools. For our foreign students that gain a degree or certificate in TESOL, you increase your value to your school or organization. If you are a teacher, your students will benefit from your knowledge of the learning process and your new ideas. Administrators will be able to pass on their knowledge and influence the future of language education in their home countries. School owners, will know the methods for teaching languages and recognize effective teachers. There are as many options as there are places in the world with a Master's in TESOL. OCU does not endorse nor support any of the following sites, they are only included as a reference and a chance to see the variety of options available. Dave's ESL Cafe, is a popular Korea/China job site and ESL resource ELS is an immersive English program on the OCU campus. Several of our former and current students teach at this location. OKTESOL is the state TESOL affiliate. STUDY ABROAD Study abroad programs with possible scholarships are available in countries such as China, Korea, and Taiwan. For more information visit the Office of International Education. INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The course TESOL Practicum serves as a type of internship where students observe, tutor and/or teach at various sites including intensive ESL programs, public school ESL, literacy programs and church-operated ESL classes. Westwood Elementary School Kipp Middle School NW Classen High School OKCCC ESL Program ELS Oklahoma City University Educational and Cultural Interactions Programs [-]

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73106-1493 US