Beginning in fall 2015, Northeastern State University will offer potential teachers wishing to complete a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or Special Education the opportunity to complete their degrees at the campuses of Carl Albert State College in either a full-time or part-time format.

Plans began in summer 2014, after NSU’s Transfers and Parent Programs coordinator brought to the education department’s attention that there was a strong need for teachers in the Sallisaw and Poteau areas.

To kick-start enrollment, on April 6, NSU and CASC will host an introductory information session on the Sallisaw CASC campus for students who plan to pursue either of the degree programs or would like information. The event will take place at 5 p.m. in the Delores O’Guin Mitchell Library, and representatives from admissions, financial aid, academic advising and the College of Education will be available.

Individuals eligible for the program will have obtained an associate degree in Pre-Elementary from CASC, and courses will be provided through online delivery, Blackboard Collaborate, and/or blended face-to-face classes from an NSU professor traveling to a CASC campus. Students must attend on-campus intern seminars, and placement and orientation days on the Tahlequah or Broken Arrow campus.

For information, contact Tritschler at 918-444-3710 or, or Suzanne Myers at 918-444-2137 or

Students will need to apply for admission to NSU and can do so by following the process at Applications for Admission for the Fall 2015 semester are being processed now and enrollment for classes will be in late April. Students are encouraged to make application for admission now.

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