Education and Leadership
Application, Process & Advising
Thank you for your interest in the Division of Education and Leadership. We recommend that you consult with one of our academic advisors before beginning this process.
Access the complete undergraduate and early childhood licensure advising guide.
Olivia Flores (incoming freshmen)
Darlene Fritz (transfer students)
Step 1: All prospective candidates first need to apply to WOU
- Be admitted to Western Oregon University
- For Undergraduates:
- Schedule an appointment with one of our Undergraduate Advisors: Darlene Fritz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Olivia Flores (RWEC 164).
- Complete application requirements as listed in the advising guide. and all undergraduate degree requirements (linked to wou.edu/academics/education).
- Complete the Undergraduate Professional Licensure Program Application. Submit the application and all required materials to Beth Jones in the Office of Clinical Practice and Licensure.
- For Post-baccalaureate, Master of Arts in Teaching, MSEd, MSEd Information Technology and the ESOL, ESOL/Bilingual and Reading Endorsement Programs:
- Schedule an appointment with our Post-bacc & Graduate Programs Entry Advisor: Olivia Flores: RWEC 164
- Post-Baccalaureate Program Application
- Elementary Master of Arts in Teaching Program Application and Guide
- Master of Arts in Teaching Application
- Master of Science in Education Application
- Master of Science in Education: Information Technology Application
- For MSEd Special Education:
- For MSEd Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educator:
Upcoming Application Deadlines for Teacher Licensure Program
(undergraduate and post-baccalaureate)
Fall Cohort: 4/5/2019
Spring Cohort: 10/4/2019
Teacher Licensure Exams
All programs in the Division of Teacher Education require passing certain exams as stipulated by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). Careful attention to studying for these exams is recommended, and many are required prior to entering your program. Please visit our teacher licensure exams page to learn more about these tests and the resources available to help you succeed.