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Message from the Chair, School of Education

We are excited that you are considering a teaching degree and career in education!  Here in the SNU School of Education, we believe that teaching is one of the HIGHEST callings one can experience in a career.  Embedded in our Educator Preparation Mission Statement is the belief that “all students can learn,” and it is our goal and mission, as well as our privilege, to prepare individuals for the teaching profession that exemplify that belief.   

We invite you to explore the SNU School of Education webpages and get an idea of the requirements for a particular teaching degree and certification where you may have an interest.  We believe you’ll be able to see how the SNU Educator Preparation program can prepare you to be the VERY BEST educator that can positively impact P-12 student learning in YOUR future classroom.  

You’ll notice that we have provided direct contact information for individual program directors in all 7 nationally recognized teaching degree areas that we offer.  Please feel free to contact any one of those faculty members for specific information.  Additionally, you are always welcome to contact me if you need any further information and/or clarification.  We will be glad to answer any questions to help you discern God’s direction for your future career.

My prayer for you is that you’ll continue to experience God’s leading for your life.  Thank you again for your interest in the teaching profession.


Dr. Tim Taylor, Chair
SNU School of Education
Director, Educator Preparation Program


Each semester, graduating seniors from the SNU School of Education that achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 are recognized as honor graduates.

Cumulative GPA’s will be calculated at the end of the semester prior to the graduating senior’s final semester.

Those graduating with honors will receive special blue honor cords to wear with their graduation regalia at commencement ceremonies. Blue honor cords represent the field of education and are symbolic of outstanding achievement during the completion an education degree.

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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