Great Plains Technology Center

Teacher Prep

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Who can attend?

 High School

You will learn to:

  • Gain real world experience by participating in a 9-week Internship in a classroom setting
  • Design, develop, and implement creative instructional lessons that promote student engagement
  • Work in the classroom alongside teachers and students of diverse cultures
  • Motivate students for educational success

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


This program prepares students for a beginning framework for entering the field of education. Students will learn theory, create lesson plans, as well as put their plans into action. Students will complete several field experiences that will help them have knowledge of the requirements and characteristics that are needed by a teacher. Program culminates with American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Education Fundamentals certification test.

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Teacher Assistant, Paraprofessional – Approximate Pay Potential: $18,000-$19,000 per year. (O*NET source:

Scheduling Information

Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
500 hours - 9 months to complete

Certification Outcomes:

  • Praxis Paraprofessional Assessment
  • AAFCS: Education Fundamentals (Pre-Pac)
  • Oklahoma General Education Test 
  • ODCTE: Master Teacher 


For more information, visit with your high school counselor, or use any forms of the communications below to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

Lawton Campus
Student Support Services

Call: 580-250-5535


Walk-in or Postal:
Great Plains Technology Center
Attn: Student Support Services
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Building 100, Room 107
Lawton, OK 73505

Applying for this Program

Kelly Brock
Teacher Prep Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Useful Information

Program Begins


"This is my second time to teach at Great Plains Technology Center and I love it just as much now as when I taught here previously! The students, faculty and staff make it the outstanding school that it is and I am proud to work here. " 
Kelly Brock