OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Plans to offer four-year degrees in elementary education at four Oklahoma community colleges will help increase the number of elementary school teachers in the state, authorities said. Mid-America Christian University
plans to broadcast courses this spring to rented classrooms at Western Oklahoma State University in Altus, Seminole State College
, Redlands Community College
in El Reno and Carl Albert State College
The school expects about a dozen students at each location. The program will allow students at the four community colleges to gain their degrees without traveling to a four-year campus.
Oklahoma will need more elementary school teachers in coming years, as school districts grow and many existing teachers are nearing retirement.