In October 1998, Congress voiced its concern for the quality of teacher preparation by enacting Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Title II includes new accountability measures in the form of new reporting requirements for institutions and states on teacher preparation and licensing. Section 207 of Title II requires the annual preparation and submission of three reports on teacher preparation and licensing. They include a report from the institutions to the state, a second one from the state to the Secretary of Education, and a third for the Secretary to give Congress and the public. These reports must be submitted annually.
The report consisted of the passing and failure rates of students who have completed their teacher preparation program at Cameron and have taken the Oklahoma Teacher Certification Examinations. The Oklahoma law requires that teacher candidates entering the teaching profession receive an initial license only after passing the following exams:
- OGET - the Oklahoma General Education Test
- OSAT - The Oklahoma Subject Area Test
- OPTE - The Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination
For more information you can visit the Title II links Page.