University of Central Oklahoma
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University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034

Control: Public

The University of Central Oklahoma, founded in 1890, is located on a 210 acre campus in Edmond, a northern suburb of Oklahoma City. Fall 2014 enrollment exceeded 16,840. UCO is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as bachelor’s and master’s degree granting institution. The University consists of five undergraduate colleges and a graduate college with day, evening, and weekend program options. UCO awards seven bachelor’s degrees and offers 125 options in 57 programs of study. Five master’s degrees are offered in 45 degree options and 23 programs of study. UCO also offers courses of study in seven pre-professional areas and one certificate program.

The College of Education and Professional Studies at UCO offers 27 undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programs. The college mission is to facilitate the development of individuals and to deliver programs and services to meet the needs of the professional communities we serve. Approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students are served by 88 full-time faculty, 90 part-time faculty and 30 staff members who are organized into seven departments across the college. The name of the college was changed in 2005 to better reflect both the education programs designed to assist individuals as they pursue teaching careers and other outstanding programs in professional areas related to psychology, kinesiology, and speech language pathology along with many others. UCO was founded as the Territorial Normal School in 1890 with a mission of preparing teachers. As the oldest and one of the largest teacher preparation institutions in the state, our college has the distinction of being one of very few institutions to have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for over 50 years. Our motto is “Emphasizing the 3 R’s since 1890.” The traditional 3 R’s of reading, writing and arithmetic have been replaced by reflective, responsive and resourceful, the three areas of competency that are the core of our conceptual framework and belief systems.

President: Dr. Don Betz

Chief Academic Officer: Dr. John Barthell

Unit: College of Education and Professional Studies

Dean or Director: Dr. James Machell

Telephone: 405 974-5071
Fax: 405 974-3851
E-Mail:  jmachell@uco.edu

OACTE Representative: Dr. Bryan Duke
Alternate OACTE Representative: Dr. James Machell

Accreditation Status and Programs Offered

Conceptual Framework: Preparing outstanding professionals who are reflective, responsive, and resourceful throughout their professional careers.


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