Division Chair Mary Bucy
This division houses several degree and endorsement programs.
- An undergraduate and post baccalaureate initial teacher licensure degree program with options for a variety of subject endorsements and preparation levels from early childhood through high school offered on a full-time basis;
- An undergraduate Early Childhood Education Studies degree (non-licensure);
- A Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Licensure degree with two tracks:
- Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Secondary Licensure track with options for a variety of subject endorsements and preparation for middle and high school levels offered on a full-time and part-time basis through two different delivery models.
- Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Elementary Licensure track for elementary school teaching offered on a part-time basis through a hybrid model with 2-week on campus summer institutes.
- A Master of Science in Education program for licensed teachers focused on developing teacher leaders with a variety of content areas including:
- Master of Science in Special Education
- Master of Science in Education focused on Information Technology
- Multiple stand-alone or degree-based add-on endorsement options such as reading and ESOL.
The Teacher Education Division is based upon educational equity, cultural sensitivity, caring and committed professionalism and an intellectually vital community. Division members are committed to facilitating the learning and development of our candidates who, in turn, can successfully affect the learning and development of P-12 students in schools.
- Prepare effective teachers who demonstrate evidence of appropriate content knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for attaining high achievement for all PK-12 students.
- Prepare caring, competent professionals who create a climate where diversity is valued.
- Provide clinical experiences in varied partnership school district settings that model best practices.
Program information can be obtained by contacting the College of Education at 503-838-8471, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at wou.edu/education. Detailed information on teacher licensure, definitions and Oregon state testing requirements can be found at wou.edu/education.