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Alternative Teaching Certificate Program (ACCESS)

Program Highlights

Alternative Teaching Certificate Program

Total cost: $6,750
Cost per credit hour: $375
Credit hours: 18

Tuition assistance available for eligible students.

The Alternative Teaching Certificate program, also known as ACCESS (Alternative Certification and Credentialing for Elementary and Secondary Schools), provides online, asynchronous courses to academically prepare educators pursuing alternative certification.

Two tracks are available—elementary and secondary. The ACCESS program prepares teachers working under emergency certification, or those desiring to become a teacher, to take specified coursework to meet requirements for an Oklahoma alternative teaching license.

Benefits of an Education Certificate at OBU

Quality and Value

Students will be equipped with current, research-based content and skills that directly impact P-12 student learning. Our courses focus on pedagogical knowledge and classroom management strategies. Competitive pricing and tuition assistance allow students to earn a high-quality graduate level certificate at an affordable price.


The ACCESS program features fully-online graduate level course work. Our one-year program gives you the opportunity to complete a course every eight weeks. It is built with the working teacher in mind and can be completed while teaching full time.

Faculty Experts

You are able to learn first-hand from experienced faculty who have decades of combined experience teaching and leading in public and private schools. You can meet with faculty in-person or online for academic support. In addition, our faculty provide support for the PPAT certification exam.

Start Dates

Spring 2024

  • January 22

Summer 2024

  • June 3