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The Department of Education programs are designed to prepare teachers for certification in Seventh-day Adventist church schools and in public school systems, as well as for graduate study in education and related fields.

The department’s conceptual framework is built on the theme- “Holistic Preparation of Teachers for Service in a Multicultural Society” and provides the framework for the teaching and assessment systems. The fifteen conceptual framework outcomes are clearly identified in every aspect of teaching and of the assessment system to help students gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective teachers.

The Teacher Education Program is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and it is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. The selected improvement commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at its October 2016 meeting, continued the NCATE accreditation of the EPP at Oakwood University.




  • Elementary Education (B.S.)
  • English Language Arts Education (B.S.)
  • Mathematics Education (B.S.)
  • Religious Education (B.S.)
  • Social Science Education (B.S.)


ED 130 : Orientation to Teaching
An introductory course that includes an overview of the American school system and the preparation and qualities essential for successful teaching in public and private schools. Students will engage in classroom observation and participation in public school classrooms. Prerequisite for admission to teacher education and EN 112.


ED 254 : History Philosophy and Social Foundations of Education
A study of historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education. Special emphasis will be placed on ways of addressing the challenges posed by the cultural diversity in American schools. Prerequisites: EN 112 and ED 130.


ED 300 : Classroom Organization and Management
Analysis and implementation of effective classroom organization in self-contained, nongraded and multigraded settings. Strategies for effective discipline, flexible grouping patterns, and healthy classroom climate are investigated. Prerequisites: ED 130 and 240 and admission to teacher education.



UNCF Golf Classic hosted by Oakwood University

Friday, April 7, 2023 Registration: 7:00 AM | Shotgun Start: 8:00 a.m. Hampton Cove Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Highlands Golf Course 450 Old Hwy. 431, Owens Crossroads, AL 35763 Fee for Individual Golfers: $250 Per Golfer (Includes Golf, Cart, Meals) Register here:...

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OU Changemaker: Today in Annual Fund

OU Changemaker: Today in Annual Fund A mini-series by Esther Smith, Development Officer Passionately telling the Oakwood story, this series will highlight the stories of those who run parallel to us, supporting the Oakwood Mission.  Rosenia D. Bailey, a member of the...

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Carter Hall News Update #3

Oakwood Family, As of today, September 15, 2022, most of the post-fire cleanup has been completed in Carter Hall. Thankfully, because of the fire’s localized nature, the vast majority of the rooms in Carter Hall were not affected by fire or water. However, smoke from...

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