At WOU there are many pathways to developing your career as a K-12 educator.

Current trends show that a generation of teachers is soon to retire in Oregon, leaving our school system with a strong need for qualified new teachers. With an anticipated gap in teachers vs. available teaching positions over the next several years the need for educators with Oregon teaching certification is higher than ever. You can start to prepare now to meet the needs and shape your future and that of students in school systems across the state and beyond. At Western, we offer several initial teacher licensure pathways to help you discover your perfect niche in the K-12 education field.


You can increase your teaching power and build upon your license with the following additional options: