Oregon State University

College of Education

Every day teachers impact the lives of students, which is why we are proud to educate and create teachers at the College of Education. The mission of the College of Education is to prepare, inspire and support teachers, counselors, educational leaders, researchers, and volunteers to promote lifelong learning in schools, colleges, universities, communities, and workplaces. Embracing an innovative spirit in teaching, research, service, and knowledge dissemination, we are committed to the values of diversity and social justice in a global society.

OSU offers teacher preparation programs for early childhood through 12th grade in the public schools, as well as adult education programs for people who want to teach in a workplace setting or a community college. OSU has strong programs in math and science, agricultural education, music and P.E., and for undergraduates we offer an innovative double degree program. If you want to teach, OSU will give you the tools to get started. Prospective teachers learn a lot by actually getting out and teaching.

OSU´s teacher education programs give our students this hands-on experience by putting them in public school classrooms to work with pupils under the guidance of professional teachers. All OSU teacher education programs include extensive field experience in public schools. In addition, they are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). There are many paths to becoming a teacher, and OSU will help students find — or create — a teaching-oriented program in the area that best matches their interests.

Graduates of OSU education programs include award-winning teachers, principals, superintendents, college faculty and administrators. Education degree graduates hold careers involving teaching, advising or administering in school, community and business settings. Few people are in a better position to touch the lives of others than our teachers.

Degree Programs

The College of Education provides many options for undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty & Staff Contacts

Contact information for all faculty and staff within the college.

Career Contact

Lynda Thomas helps connect students with information about job and internship opportunities by sending out information through listserves. Make sure you are on the listserve!

Updates, News, Announcements & Connecting With Students

Find featured stories about students, faculty, staff and the community in connection to education and teaching.

New Degrees

The new undergraduate Education Double Degree was added in 2003 with the revitalization of the college.

Study Abroad

Learn about study abroad program options for your major. Also check with your other degree to see if there are any opportunities there.


Learn about internship opportunities through listserves and your advisors. You can also earn credit for internships.

Job & Career Opportunities

The college has a page listing links to possible career opportunities.

Accomplishments & Innovations

The revitalization of the college has reinvigorated staff and students and pushed them in many new directions, mostly towards accomplishment.

Mentoring Programs

Mentoring is a large part of both the undergraduate and graduate programs, often in connection to outside teachers or faculty members.

Additional Prep for the Future

Information about licensure is important for teachers no matter what level or location they wish to teach, which is why the department provides such information for their students. Research and outreach opportunities within the college are also great hands on experience available for students.

What Can I Do with this Degree?

Learn about what you can do with Education degrees.

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