About the Department of Education
The Department of Education offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and also provides reading courses for Cameron students.
The Department houses undergraduate degree programs in Early Childhood Education (grades pK-3), Elementary Education (grades 1-6), and an add-on to these two degrees in the area of Special Education (grades pK-12). In addition, the department provides the professional education coursework required for education degree programs offered by other departments across campus: English Education (Department of English & Foreign Languages), Math Education (Department of Mathematical Sciences), Music Education (Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts), and Social Studies Education (Department of History & Government). Early Childhood and Social Studies programs are also offered on the Rogers State University campus in Claremore, OK.
Graduate programs offered by Cameron’s Department of Education include an M.Ed. in Education with concentrations in elementary math specialist (leading to additional certification as Oklahoma Elementary Math Specialist), literacy, secondary education, special education (leading to additional certification in Special Education), and teaching and learning (focused on supporting alternatively-licensed teachers); an M.Ed. in Reading (leading to additional certification as a Reading Specialist); and an M.S. in Educational Leadership (leading to additional certification as a School Principal). Cameron University also works with East Central University in offering graduate degrees in library media science, school psychometry (leading to additional certification), school counseling (leading to additional certification), and sports administration.
Education Department Mission Statement
The Department of Education believes that competent, caring, and committed educators are successful in their careers.
- Educators who are competent use pedagogical and content knowledge to support learning for all, provide instruction based on standards and student needs, and use assessment and strategies for active engagement so that all can learn.
- Educators who are caring are responsive to individual needs and create learning environments that promote positive social interactions and motivation.
- Educators who are committed collaborate with others by using effective communication skills while being reflective decision makers and lifelong learners who are willing to change in order to continuously improve.
We believe that all of these qualities are fostered through standards-based coursework with coordinated field experiences.