The Division of Teacher Education (DTE)

Welcome!

The Division of Teacher Education (DTE) is based upon democratic ideals, educational equity, cultural sensitivity, caring and committed professionalism, and an intellectually vital community. We are committed to facilitating the learning and development of our candidates who, in turn, can successfully affect the learning and development of P-12 students in schools. Accredited by NCATE & Oregon's TSPC since 1954, we are one of only eight nationally accredited teacher preparation programs in Oregon.

We have adopted the EdTPA assessment as a culminating performance assessment for teacher candidates beginning Spring Term of 2015. EdTPA is a performance assessment of readiness to teach that has been adopted by over 30 states and throughout Oregon. Passing this assessment is a pre-requisite for a teaching license. Here is a link for more about the EdTPA.

Scholarship Opportunities

We currently have scholarships available for students in the following programs:

Information Technology: Due March 10th, 2017
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Science in Education
Special Education

Initial Teacher Licensure Programs

Undergraduate Teacher Licensure

The undergraduate program leads to a bachelor's degree with an initial teaching license. The 38-43 credit hour program takes three terms to complete and you can start in Fall or Winter terms.

The early childhood program helps you become a skilled and reflective teacher leader in the field of early childhood (birth - 4th grade),focusing on working with young children and their families in inclusive settings.

The post-baccalaureate program is for those who already hold a bachelor's degree and want to earn an initial teaching license. The 38-43 credit hour program takes three terms to complete and you can start in Fall or Winter terms. There are prerequisite courses necessary prior to entering the program.  Please contact our Graduate Programs Advisor, Zig Derochowski a few terms prior to your anticipated start term to expedite your program entry.

Graduate Teacher Licensure

Transitioning from another career? Our 53 - 56 credit hour Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program provides you with the opportunity to earn an initial teaching license for high school (middle school is optional), while earning a graduate degree. The program is available in a full-time campus or part-time hybrid format.

 

Master of Science in Education Licensure & Non-Licensure

Master of Science in Education

You can complete the 45 graduate credit hour MSEd degree on a full-time or part-time basis, meeting Oregon TSPC requirements for an Initial II License. There are also options to add additional endorsements and authorization levels to your existing teaching license

MS in Education: Special Education

The MSEd: Special Education degree requires a minimum of 45 graduate credits, the majority in special education. You may include content from license/endorsement programs such as Special Educator or Early Intervention Special Education programs. You may have, but are not required to have, a prior teaching license.

MS in Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education

The MSEd: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education degree is an exciting new program designed for future teachers who want to instruct those who are deaf and hard of hearing that combines the best of two of our academic divisions.  Housed in the Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies, it intersects with the Division of Teacher Education by allowing you to earn an initial teaching license. This two year, 68 credit program has three formats; on campus, online, or a hybrid.

MS in Education: Information Technology

Your MSEd degree in Information Technology opens doors. Whether you are a teacher, trainer, or informal educator the career benefits are endless. Complete the program entirely online, or combine online and campus classes. Flexible schedules allow you to complete anywhere from five terms to five years.

 


CONTACT US

Division of Teacher Education

(503) 838-8471 | or e-mail: education@wou.edu  | Location: RWEC 120