For Students

WOU ASCD Student Chapter

ASCD (The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 138 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit’s diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. Visit the WOU Chapter of ASCD for more information.

Employment resources for educators

Western Oregon University is committed to helping graduates find employment in Oregon, out of state or in other countries. The following resources can help you prepare for interviews, strengthen your resume, research current job openings, and post your application for a job in Oregon.

Key agencies

Licensure and accreditation organizations

  • NBPTS – National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • CAEP – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • TSPC – Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Specialized professional groups

  • AAHPERD – American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • ASCD – formerly called Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • CEC – Council for Exceptional Children
  • IRA – International Reading Association
  • ISTE – International Society for Technology in Education
  • ITEA – International Technology Education Association
  • NABT – National Association of Biology Teachers
  • NAGC – National Association for Gifted Children
  • NAME – National Association for Multicultural Education
  • NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • NCSS – National Council for the Social Studies
  • NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English
  • NCTM – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • NMEA – National Marine Educators Association
  • AMLE– Association for Middle Level Education
  • NSTA – National Science Teachers Association
  • TESOL – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Student resources

  • Course offerings – WOU Catalog
  • Course schedule – WOU real time class availability and schedule
  • Hamersly TILT – interactive tutorial for Hamersly Library
  • Phi Delta Kappan – Professional journal
  • ReadOregon – institutions collaborating to offer courses in literacy through distance education and other flexible formats
  • Scholarships – Opportunities at WOU
  • TAG resource – Differentiated Curriculum: Challenging High End Learners – Addressing Oregon Standards and Benchmarks
  • TEACH grant – Up to $4,000 per year for qualifying teacher candidates
  • WebQuest – inquiry oriented lesson format

For COE Faculty & Staff

TSPC & NCATE Accreditation 2015 (Requires WOU login)

For Teachers



Division of Education and Leadership

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