Education (teacher licensure program)

Educating teachers has been WOU’s priority since it was founded more than 160 years ago. Even now, when WOU has dozens of majors, education is the one we’re known for – and no wonder. As an education major, you will have a variety of specialties to choose from, such as early childhood education, special education, secondary education and physical education. You can earn your teaching license, achieve endorsements and get clinical experience, all from WOU.

credits required for the Education major

students enrolled in the Education program

students per class on average in the Education program

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

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate evidence of appropriate content knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for attaining high achievement for all PK-12 students
  • Create a climate where diversity is valued
  • Successfully affect the learning and development of PK-12 students in schools

Career opportunities

  • Elementary/middle/high school teacher
  • Elementary and Secondary School Administrator
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Child care worker

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

LINDA CRAVEN

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9252 | cravenl@wou.edu | RWEC 259

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

JESSICA DOUGHERTY

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8929 | doughertyj@wou.edu | RWEC 126

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

KARLA HALE

Teacher Education Instructor/Supervisor, College of Education
503-838-9293 | halek@wou.edu | RWEC 161

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

ANNIE ITTNER

Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
ittnera@wou.edu

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

MARIA LAINE

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9289 | lainem@wou.edu | RWEC 162

MELANIE LANDON-HAYS

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9223 | haysm@wou.edu | RWEC 123

ERIKA LANNING

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
lanninge@wou.edu

MARIE LEJEUNE

Professor, Division Chair, Education & Leadership
503-838-8450 | lejeunem@wou.edu | RWEC 116

MANDY OLSEN

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8471 | olsena@wou.edu | RWEC

EMILY PAHLKE

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

MICKEY PARDEW

NTT Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8765 | pardewm@wou.edu | RWEC 118

MARIA PETERSON-AHMAD

Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9286 | petersonahmadm@wou.edu | RWEC 131

HEITHO REUTER

NTT Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8253 | reuterh@wou.edu | RWEC 260

CINDY RYAN

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8605 | ryanc@wou.edu | RWEC 124

ADELE SCHEPIGE

Program Coordinator, Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8485 | schepia@wou.edu | RWEC 125

JOSHUA SCHULZE

Assistant Professor, Coordinator ESOL and Bilingual Education, Education & Leadership
503-838-9285 | schulzejm@wou.edu | RWEC 221

HOLLY SIMS

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9288 | simsh@wou.edu | RWEC 160

R. DANA ULVELAND

Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8039 | ulvelad@wou.edu | RWEC 227

ALICIA WENZEL

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8668 | wenzela@wou.edu | RWEC 224

MARCUS WENZEL

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9125 | wenzelm@wou.edu | RWEC 115

GREGORY ZOBEL

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8728 | zobelg@wou.edu | RWEC 225

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Contact Us

Phone : 503-838-8471

Email: education@wou.edu 

Location: RWEC 120