Elementary & Special Education

Elementary & Special Education

The Department of Elementary and Special Education seeks to provide its students with learning experiences that lead to the development of the professional competencies necessary for successful participation in community living and for understanding, teaching and guiding children.

The primary goal of our department is to produce graduates who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed, effective, and ethical classroom decisions that serve the best interests of their students and the communities in which they work.


Our Elementary Education program is a professional preparation program that prepares our graduates to teach grades 1 - 8 upon successfully passing the Oklahoma teaching certification exams. The program requires specific coursework in general education, specialized elementary education, and professional education which includes clinical and student teaching.


The Special Education program is in the area of Mild/Moderate Disabilities. This offering enables our graduates to teach from the Pre-K level all the way through the 12th grade. Students enrolled in the Special Education program are required to complete courses in general education, special education, and professional education, and end their undergraduate studies with clinical and student teaching experiences.


Both programs are offered at our Langston and Tulsa campuses.

Langston University offers the following majors/certifications for undergraduates interested in becoming a certified teacher:


Early Childhood Education (PK-3rd)


Elementary Education (1st-8th)

English Education (6th-12th)

Chemistry Education (6th-12th)

Biology Education (6th-12th)

Mathematics Education (6th-12th)

Music Education: Instrumental (PK-12th)

Music Education: Vocal (PK-12th)

Physical Education (PK-12th)

Special Education (Mild/Moderate) (PK-12th)


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Plan of Study




For more information about our graduate programs, please contact Dr. Marsha Herron, Director of Graduate Programs.


For more information about undergraduate and graduate programs offered on our Tulsa campus, please contact Dr. Lisa Weis.