NOC Participates in the Oklahoma Future Teacher Program

Ponca City Now - September 23, 2022 6:42 am

Northern Oklahoma College is participating in the Oklahoma Future Teacher Scholarship & Employment Incentive Program.

The program offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn scholarships and benefits.  Program participants may have the opportunity to earn up to $25,000 as they complete their Education Preparation Program and teach in Oklahoma.

“This program is a win-win for Oklahoma students and schools as it will help future teachers fund their college education,” said NOC Vice President for Academic Affairs Diana Watkins.   “This program will help us keep these bright young people teaching here in Oklahoma school systems after they graduate.”

The requirements include being an Oklahoma high school graduate, meet higher education admission standards at either a public or private Oklahoma university with an accredited Oklahoma teacher education program, or a community college with an approved articulation agreement with an accredited Oklahoma university teacher education program.

  • Students must also declare a major in an accredited Oklahoma university teacher education program with a degree leading to a standard teaching certificate, or declare a major at a community college with an approved “Inspired to Teach” articulation agreement with an accredited Oklahoma teacher education program leading to a standard Oklahoma teaching certificate.
  • Currently, NOC has 2+2 agreements with Oklahoma State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and the University of Central Oklahoma.
  • Also, the student must be enrolled as a full-time (12 credit hours per semester) undergraduate student each semester of eligibility in the program and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout matriculation.
  • Prior to entry into the “Inspired to Teach” program, the student shall agree to complete the Oklahoma teacher preparation education program and agree to teach in an Oklahoma public prekindergarten through 12th grade (PK-12).
  • For more information, contact the NOC Scholarship Office at 580.628.6763 or [email protected] .

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at


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