The College of Education is dedicated to providing high quality teacher preparation programs. Program requirements are responsive to external accreditation and to the rules established by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) and the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). It is important that interested students obtain the most current advising information by consulting education advisers and obtaining the most current College of Education advising handbooks and admission materials.
There are two options leading to preliminary teacher licensure for elementary teachers (Undergraduate and MAT) and one for secondary teachers (MAT). The Undergraduate Elementary Initial Teacher Preparation program requires undergraduate students to weave together an academic degree program and an education major. Students preparing to teach elementary grades are required to complete a major in Elementary Education with an ESOL Concentration. Students who transfer with an AAOT degree may choose to complete the Content Area Pathway or the full Multidisciplinary Studies major. The completion of these requirements leads to a Bachelor of Science or Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies and Elementary Education. There is one option leading to preliminary teacher licensure for prekindergarten - grade 12 special education teachers (Undergraduate). The special education initial teacher licensure (SEITL) program requires undergraduate students to weave together an academic degree program and a special education major. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a graduate degree designed for those interested in either elementary or secondary teacher licensure. The program requires a year of graduate coursework as well as field experiences in classrooms with a properly licensed and endorsed teacher. Successful candidates who complete all coursework and all state requirements qualify for a preliminary teaching license.
EOU’s teacher preparation programs have a competitive admissions process. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the professional education component of any particular education program. The Undergraduate Elementary Education, SEITL undergraduate and MAT programs are limited in the number of students who can be accepted each year. Only the most qualified candidates will be considered for admission. Specific guidelines for admission to program are published each year. Please contact the College of Education for the current Admissions Packet for specific requirements and procedures for each program.
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