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Educator Quality

Educator Quality

Educator Quality

Refers to the efforts that the State of Oklahoma is making to recruit, develop and retain high-quality teachers and educational leaders.

$3.1M
Annual Expenses to Date
Fiscal Year Budget by Funding Source
Agencies Contributing Budget

Certified Teachers

Increase the number of teachers issued teaching certificates from 21,759 in 2015 to 27,250 in 2020.

• Today: 
20,611 teachers
• Target: 
27,250 teachers

National Board Certification

Increase the number of teachers with National Board Certification (NBC) from 3,109 in 2016 to 3,409 in 2019.

• Today: 
3,117 teachers
• Target: 
3,409 teachers

Qualified Mentors

Increase the percentage of qualified mentor participation in Teacher Residency Program-related training from 1% of new teachers or mentors in 2015-16 to 50% of new teachers or mentors in 2019-20.

• Today: 
1%
• Target: 
50%

Teachers Retained

Increase the number of teachers remaining in the educational services industry in Oklahoma, 5 years after graduation with an education degree from Oklahoma public universities, from 902 in 2015 to 950 by 2018.

• Today: 
1482 teachers
• Target: 
950 teachers