Education Studies Non-licensure

If you love the field of education but don’t necessarily want to be a classroom teacher, this major could be the solution. You’ll get the firm foundation of educational theory and practice that you’ll need in a learning-centered career. Students in this program don’t earn a license to teach, but they still can be involved in education in a wide variety of job fields.

credits required for the Education Studies major

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

student clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome you in

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of educational policies, structures and practices and the institutions and contextual factors that influence them
  • Develop pedagogical knowledge, expertise in culturally and linguistically responsive practice, and skill in innovative uses of technology
  • To become a reflective, dynamic, and educational leader

Career opportunities

  • School administrator
  • Instructor in outdoor school or a museum
  • Teach English abroad
  • Go on to study special education, school counseling or education law
  • Curricular development specialist

Faculty

MARY BUCY

Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8794 | bucym@wou.edu | RWEC 121

CARMEN CACEDA

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8409 | cacedac@wou.edu | RWEC 222

KENNETH CARANO

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8604 | caranok@wou.edu | RWEC 228

NATALIE DANNER

Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9284 | dannern@wou.edu | RWEC 130

MARIA DANTAS-WHITNEY

Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8636 | dantasm@wou.edu | RWEC 223

DARLENE FRITZ

Pre-Education Advisor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8704 | fritzd@wou.edu | RWEC 165

XIAOPENG GONG

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9251 | gongx@wou.edu | RWEC 226

RACHEL HARRINGTON

Dr., Education & Leadership
503-838-8831 | harringtonr@wou.edu | RWEC 127

KATRINA HOVEY

Assistant Professor/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8961 | hoveyk@wou.edu | RWEC 119

CHLOE HUGHES

Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8781 | hughesc@wou.edu | RWEC 128

BETH JONES

Administrative Assistant, College of Education
503-838-8235 | jonesb@wou.edu | RWEC 120

JENNIFER KEEN

Administrative Assistant, Education & Leadership
503-838-8052 | keenj@wou.edu | RWEC 120

EMILY PAHLKE

Pre-Education Advisor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8675 | pahlkee@wou.edu | RWEC 164

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Contact Us

Phone : 503-838-8471

Email: education@wou.edu 

Location: RWEC 120