Oklahoma Teacher Connection Collegiate Grants
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.
2013-14 Collegiate Grant RFP
Grant Application (PDF, 288k)
2012-13 OTC Collegiate Grant Partners
Cameron University – Recruiting Future Teachers: Fostering Leadership, Education and Achievement among Middle School Students encourages students to consider teacher education as a possible career choice. This project is designed to increase awareness in the field of education, provide a glimpse into expectations of being an education major and expose students to the college entry process.
Cameron University – Retaining Excellent Alternatively Licensed (REAL) Teachers: A Joint Project of Cameron University and Public Schools from Southwest Oklahoma is a collaboration between Cameron University and public schools from southwest Oklahoma that is designed to assist in retaining alternatively licensed secondary teachers with fewer than five years of teaching experience by providing professional development that meets their specific needs as alternatively licensed teachers.
Northeastern State University – Celebration of Teaching encourages students (especially those from underrepresented populations) to consider teaching as a career. This conference is designed to promote collaboration among public school teachers, university professors, teacher education candidates and visiting students in the interest of education.
Northeastern State University – TURN to Teaching: Providing College Connections and Preparation for Future Urban Educators is a partnership with the Tulsa Public School district to increase the number of effective teaching professionals committed to working with underrepresented populations in the field of education and to recruit students interested in working with diverse students into the field of education by providing ongoing, in-depth activities to enhance student interest and dedication that leads to obtaining teacher certification and entering the teaching profession.
Oklahoma City University – Connecting Across Cultures 2.0 is a collaboration between Oklahoma City University's Teacher Education Program, the OCU Student Oklahoma Education Association, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi and the OCU Office of Multicultural Affairs to inform teacher candidates about specific strategies to increase the effectiveness of their work with diverse students; recruit undergraduate / high school students from underserved populations into the field of education; and to empower teacher candidates to serve as leaders in urban education.
Oklahoma State University – College of Education Teacher Academy is an academy designed to engage high schools students who are interested in teaching about the expectations, demands and requirements of the field. Additionally, students will become better informed about how to begin preparing to pursue a teaching pathway at the university level.
Oklahoma State University – 2012 International Fair: A Multicultural Exploration for Kids helps pre-service teachers gain confidence in their ability to work more effectively with the diverse populations of students and parents they will encounter in their careers. In-service teachers in the Stillwater Public Schools will use the resources to provide diverse cultural experiences for their students. Pre-service and in-service teachers will begin to develop strategies of culturally responsive teaching, thus enhancing the image of the teaching profession in the 21st century.
Oral Roberts University – IMPACTS 13: Instructional Assistance for Future Teaching Prospects is designed to inform, attract and engage a select audience of students from the Tulsa Public School district in the various aspects of obtaining a degree in teacher education. Students will receive mentoring from teacher candidates as well as develop relationships with college faculty to explore the requirements for entering college and becoming a successful education major.
University of Central Oklahoma – Minority Educational Encouragement Project: Year 10 allows students to gain a positive understanding of the value of a college degree and how to prepare for the college experience, as well as gain awareness in education careers. Students are encouraged to consider a career in teaching.
University of Central Oklahoma – Multicultural Education Institute Minority Youth Leadership Session encourages students to consider college as an avenue for career development, with an emphasis on teacher education. The program brings teachers, administrators and students together to explore critical issues and concerns related to the challenges and rewards of living and teaching in a culturally diverse society. .
University of Central Oklahoma – Multicultural Institute Minority Youth Leadership Session brings teachers, administrators and students together to explore critical issues and concerns related to the challenges and rewards of living and teaching in a culturally diverse society.
University of Central Oklahoma – Prospective Teachers Academy is designed to identify students interested in the field of teaching, expose them to the teacher education program (with an emphasis on high-need areas) and guide them in methods that may assist them in gaining scholarships prior to college and during their college tenure.
University of Central Oklahoma – Scholarships for Teacher Recruitment to High-Need Urban Schools provides financial assistance and concentrated training for third-year teacher education students to prepare them to be highly qualified in urban schools through clinical practice with mentored support and professional development to foster knowledge and skills needed to approach the challenges of urban teaching.