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Where Excellence Begins...


The College of Education at Western Oregon University is a place where students, faculty, and staff work together to make the world a better place. We are here to help you achieve your dreams and to excel in your field of choice. Our students come from all parts of Oregon, many states, and several countries. What we've learned in over 150 years of teaching excellence is that from unique personal experiences our diverse students and faculty bring to our programs, comes our greatest strength. Strength in learning, strength in teaching, strength in service, (...excerpt in part from the Dean's Message. Read more here.)





The College of Education at Western Oregon University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) [under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards, in November 2015. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the College of Education (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).


We invite you to submit written testimony to:


Third-Party Comments
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by e-mail to:


Testimony must be received by August 15th, 2015.


Learn about our continuing mission of diversity, committee activities, resources and more.



Ceremonial groundbreaking of the

Richard Woodcock Education Center

Future home of Western Oregon University's College of Education


College of Education 503-838-8471 | or e-mail:
Location: Ed 202H