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Oklahoma Teacher Connection Collegiate Grants

2020-21 OTC Collegiate Grant Application (PDF, 575k)
2019-20 OTC Collegiate Grant Partners

Oklahoma Teacher Connection Collegiate Grants are one-year grants that encourage the recruitment, retention and placement efforts of teachers in Oklahoma. In fulfilling OTC goals and objectives, these grants vary in activity and scope, supporting pre-collegiate student visitations to colleges of education, visitations of higher education representatives to K-12 schools, student tutoring and college preparation sessions, conferences and workshops, and professional development for current teachers.


2019-20 OTC Collegiate Grant Partners
Cameron University – CU Become a Teacher: Pathways to Teaching Careers in Oklahoma assists southwest Oklahomans who are interested in teaching. These workshops explain, assist and advise prospective teachers about the process of becoming a teacher, based on each individual’s unique situation.

Langston University Calling All Teachers: Colliegiate Competitions highlights college enrollment and teacher education programs to fifth- through 12th-grade students. Participants develop insight on college admissions and also identify teacher education as a viable career option.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Through four partnerships with Bixby, Jenks, Stilwell and Union districts, Grow Your Own Teachers Partnerships provide high school students the opportunity to explore their interests in the field of teaching. This is accomplished by the students enrolling in the concurrent Explorations in Teaching class and learning about the various aspects of teaching through working with children in elementary schools.

Oklahoma State UniversitySupport and Retention of Emergency Certified Teachers in Secondary Education is a support and retention program with the goal of retaining newly emergency certified teachers in secondary education from high-need, urban and rural districts. A secondary goal is to provide strategic guidance and encouragement to teachers who are emergency certified. This will be accomplished through mentor training and mentor-mentee physical and virtual trainings. Multiple webinars provide information about topics such as pathways to certification, effective teaching practices, teaching English Language Learners and culturally responsive teaching.

Oral Roberts UniversityORU University-Led Teacher Induction Program for Novice Teachers is a grant project in which participants engage in university-led activities designed to sustain and support their decision to become a classroom teacher. Activities include monthly gatherings with instructional coaching, Saturday workshops, and exemplary classroom teacher observations and discussions. The participants also gain leadership skills and engage in nonevaluative instructional coaching with a professor/mentor.

University of Central OklahomaTeachers and Leaders Academy Vdirectives include providing support and reinforcement of the program goals of Teach and Lead Oklahoma high schools. Students from across the state develop knowledge and skills for college success strategies, the career of teaching and teacher education programs. These goals are accomplished through two academies: the Teacher Academy and the Leader Academy. Family members are invited to attend the Teacher Academy and show support for their student. The Leader Academy is specifically designed to help students learn more about the college admission process with a special focus on a teaching career.