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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 was excited to host a visit from Saitama University Faculty and Students February 16th - 18th, 2016.

Professors Yuki Shimizu, Ph.D., Satoshi Takahashi, Ph.D., and Motohiro Kozawa, Ph.D. along with two of their graduate students were able to join us for the visit. Our faculty, students and staff greatly enjoyed the Professor's lecture presentations that provided insight into research surrounding early childhood development and elementary educational concepts. We look forward to continuing this partnership of cross-cultural educational research in the future.


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