Skip to main content
Switch to text-only version
Get accessibility information and assistance

Division of Teacher Education

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.


Here are our programs and the students they serve.


Undergraduate: Initial Teaching License

The undergraduate program leads to a bachelor's degreeand an Intial Teaching License. The 38-43 credit hour program is in a full-time format, taking three terms to complete. Cohorts begin in the Fall and Spring of each year and careful planning is necessary to have all required documentation completed by Admission deadlines.

Program Entry Change!

The entry terms for the Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program have changed from Fall and Spring terms to Fall and Winter Terms. Visit the Undergraduate Admissions page for more information on when to apply.

Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Teaching License

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed to provide second career and non-traditional students an opportunity to earn initial teacher licensure, authorization to teach high school (middle school is optional), and a graduate degree. The MAT is 53 - 54 credit hours which are available as a full-time on-campus program or a part-time online program.

Early Childhood Studies Major

The WOU undergraduate Early Childhood (EC) program prepares skilled and reflective teacher leaders in the field of early childhood who are advocates for young children (birth - 4th grade) and their families. We offer two program options: Early Childhood Teaching Authorization and the Early Childhood Studies (non-licensure) major. Both programs focus on working with young children in inclusive settings.

Master of Science in Education

A 45 credit hour master's degree, the MSEd may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. It meets Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requirements for the Initial II License. There are also options to add additional endorsements and authorization levels to your existing teaching license.

Master of Science in Education: Information Technology

An MSEd degree in Information Technology opens doors to teachers, trainers, and informal educators alike. Complete the program entirely online, or combine online and on-campus classes. Flexible schedules allow you to finish the degree in as few as five terms, or as many as five years.

Office of Clinical Practice and Licensure

The Office of Clinical Practice and Licensure oversees teacher candidate placements during practicum and student teaching experiences. Staff provide guidance on, and insure adherance to, the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices (TSPC) requirements.

Endorsements & Authorizations

The Division of Teacher Education offers endorsements and specializations in many areas. Please visit the links to find courses and contact information about each unique opportunity to extend the value of your teaching license.


Are you already, or working towards becoming, a Spanish & English bilingual speaker?

Learn about our Bilingual Teacher Initiative


Contact Dr. Carmen Caceda, Bilingual Initiative Coordinator, College of Education . 503-838-8409 . Education Building Room 109


Key contacts

Andrea Carano, Undergraduate Programs Adviser 503-838-8675. Education Building Room 114A


Bill Hamlin, Post-baccalaureate and Graduate Programs Adviser . 503-838-8704 . Education Building Room 114B


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

MissionWestern Oregon University | 345 N. Monmouth Ave. | Monmouth OR 97361 | 503-838-8000(V/TTY) | Admissions 1-877-877-1593 | Text only
venom-127 Remote IP: ((none!))