Teacher Overview

Anyone can teach the STARS program. However, for Oklahoma teachers there are opportunities to receive a stipend for implementation of the STARS program.

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Eligible Teacher Categories

The different categories of Oklahoma teachers that can be eligible for stipend:

1. Existing STARS certified teachers

Teachers who have attended a STARS workshop prior to the Spring of 2019, are eligible to receive a stipend at the end of each award period for teaching the program in their classrooms and meeting the stipend requirements.

2. Oklahoma teachers who attend a STARS workshop and pass a certification quiz

Teachers who attend a STARS workshop for the first time and pass the certification quiz will be eligible to receive a stipend at the end of each award period for teaching the STARS program in their classrooms and meeting the stipend requirements.

3. Oklahoma teachers who complete the STARS online teacher track with certification quiz

Teachers who sign-up and complete the STARS online training, including certification quiz, will be eligible to receive a stipend at the end of each award period for teaching the STARS program in their classroom and meeting the stipend requirements.

4. All other teachers

All other teachers will have access to the STARS materials and are encouraged to use those educational resources as they see fit. However, these teachers will not be eligible for a stipend.

Stipend Eligibility

The Department awards a $200 stipend to all Oklahoma STARS certified high school teachers who fully implement the STARS program during an awards period. The requirements to receive the stipend are:

  1. Completed a STARS teacher training workshop prior to 2019, complete a STARS workshop and pass a certification quiz, or complete the online STARS training and certification quiz;
  2. Sign up to participate in the STARS program at the beginning of the STARS awards period;
  3. Incorporate the STARS curriculum during the STARS awards period, including the stock portfolio analysis, as part of your classroom instruction;
  4. Have students track their stock portfolios for a period of at least 3 weeks;
  5. Have a minimum of 3 participating high school students;
  6. All participating students are required to write a STARS report using the Report Requirements; and
  7. Submit the Program Completion Form to the Department on or before the deadline set by the STARS staff.