Welcome Future Teachers!

Do you believe that great teaching is at the heart of every great school? Would you like to impact public education within your community? Are you interested in becoming a teacher?

If so, Oxford Teachers College at Reach University is the institution for you. Our mission is to help schools grow their own highly effective teachers and leaders, pursuing equity in underserved urban and rural communities. We give the adults who are currently working in schools the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. We also offer Teaching certifications in Arkansas and Louisiana.

Oxford Teachers College at Reach is:

  • Affordable: Students who qualify pay less than $80/month;
  • Online: Classes are online in the evenings and on some weekends;
  • Job-embedded: Your work with children in an academic setting (15+ hours per week) counts for credit.

How Does It Work?

Participants earn a Bachelor’s Degree while working in a school setting.

The program uses a Distance Learning and Residency Model.

Distance Learning

  • Full-time course load every semester.
  • 15-week fall and spring semester (and select summer).
  • 12-15 credits per semester.
  • Oxford Tutorial Model.

Residency Model

  • Work experience applies towards your degree.
  • At least 15 hours of weekly classroom access working with children.

What to know

Applications are now open! View our application deadlines

Apply by March 15, 2023 for Fall 2023 priority enrollment. Final application deadline: May 31, 2023.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet all requirements:

  • Hold a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.

  • Work with children 15 hours per week in an academic setting.

  • Work for one of our school partners.

  • Are employed in the states of Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, or California (more states coming soon!).

If you have verifiable transfer credits or an Associate Degree from another accredited institution, you may complete your Bachelor’s degree in just 2 or 3 years. 


Transfer Credits


Program Length

Pathway 1


Available only in Arkansas &



Bachelor’s Degree in Global Education & Teaching Certificate (certificate grade levels vary based on state).


4 years

(includes clinical year)

Pathway 2

Available only in Arkansas &



Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies for Teachers.

Teaching Certification must be pursued separately.

3 years

Pathway 3

Available in Arkansas,

Louisiana, Alabama, and California

Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies for Teachers.

Teaching Certification must be pursued separately.


2 years

Interested in applying to become a great teacher for your community?

Click Apply Now below to start your online application. Or you can schedule time to complete your application with the help of an enrollment adviser by clicking Speak with Enrollment Adviser.

For specific questions about transfer credits, please contact


Oxford Teachers College at Reach University has reduced the cost of earning a Bachelor’s Degree by $28,000.

The tuitions for the Bachelor’s In Global Education Program is $7,900 per school year; however, after scholarships, the out-of-pocket cost to students is $900 annually. This is possible through our grant-sharing program.

  • When students complete a financial aid application, $7,000 of the annual tuition is covered through grants or scholarships.

  • Students pay just $75/month or $900/year to cover all fees, books, and materials.

  • Our graduates are debt free.

For specific questions about transfer credits, please contact admissions at