2299 Old Bacone Road
Muskogee, OK 72550
Bacone College was founded in 1880 by Almon C. Bacone to train "Teachers and Preachers." It is the oldest continuously operating college in Oklahoma. Bacone started as a four-year institution called Indian University; later went to a two-year associated degree granting institution; and is again a four-year institution. Its foundational heritage is linked to the American Baptist Association and, while it is now an independent college, it is policy that 1/3 of its Board of Trustees are representatives from the American Baptist Association.
Bacone College and thus the School of Education, has a highly diverse student body with approximately 45% American Indian 25% African American 5% Hispanic, and 35% Caucasian and other.
President: Rev. Robert J. Duncan Jr., D. Min
Chief Academic Officer: Robert K. Brown, Ph.D.
Unit: Bacone School of Education
Dean or Director: Dr. Jeffrey Dupree, Chair of the Division of Education
OACTE Representative: Dr. Jefferey Dupree
Alternate OACTE Representative:
Accreditation Status and Programs Offered
Conceptual Framework: Bacone School of Education's conceptual framework is centered around the theme: "Teachers Make the Difference." The four components of that theme are scholarship, professionalism, diversity, and community.
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