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The Division of Teacher Education (DTE)

Welcome! The Division of Teacher Education (DTE) is based upon democratic ideals, educational equity, cultural sensitivity, caring and committed professionalism, and an intellectually vital community. We 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. Accredited by NCATE & Oregon's TSPC since 1954, we are one of only eight nationally accredited teacher preparation programs in Oregon.

Become a skilled and reflective teacher leader in the field of early childhood (birth - 4th grade) and their families. Choose from two program options: Early Childhood Teaching Authorization or Early Childhood Studies (non-licensure) major. Both programs focus on working with young children in inclusive settings.

Your undergraduate program leads to a bachelor's degree and an intial teaching license. The post-baccalaureate program is for those who already hold a bachelor's degree and want to earn an initial teaching license. Both 38-43 credit hour programs take just three terms to complete and you can choose a cohort beginning in Fall or Winter terms. Contact us today to start your documentation portfolio.

Transitioning from another career? Our 53 - 56 credit hour MAT program provides you with the opportunity to earn an initial teaching license for high school (middle school is optional), while earning a graduate degree. The program is available in a full-time campus or part-time online format.

You can complete the 45 graduate credit hour MSEd degree on a full-time or part-time basis. It meets Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requirements for Initial II License. There are also options to add additional endorsements and authorization levels to your existing teaching license.

The MSEd: Special Education degree requires a minimum of 45 graduate credits, the majority in special education. You may include content from license/endorsement programs such as special educator or early intervention special education programs. You may have, but are not required to have, a prior teaching license.

Early Intervention

Special Educator I & II

Your MSEd degree in Information Technology opens doors. Whether you are a teacher, trainer, or informal educator the career benefits are endless. Complete the program entirely online, or combine online and campus classes. Flexible schedules allow you to complete anywhere from five terms to five years.

Let us help you get started!

Undergraduate Program Advisor Masters Program Advisor

Andrea Carano
caranoa@wou.edu. 503-838-8675 Education Building Room 114C

Bill Hamlin
hamlinw@wou.edu . 503-838-8704 Education Building Room 114B


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