Research Driving Change
Meet Our Dean

Meet Laura Lee McIntyre, PhD, BCBA-D, Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor, and now Dean. Dean McIntyre takes on this new role after 13 years at the College of Education serving as a department head, program director, professor, and member of the board of trustees.

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No. 3
special education Graduate program in the nation
No. 6
graduate school of education among public institutions
No. 14
graduate school of education in the nation

Our faculty, staff, and students have one thing in common: A spirit of discovery and dedication to creating positive change with the goal of a more equitable, educated, and healthy tomorrow.

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Our Degree Programs and More

If you plan to become a teacher, special educator, administrator, human service provider, or clinician you will find a diverse array of learning, social/cultural, professional, and practice opportunities at the University of Oregon College of Education. 

In addition to academic programs, the UO College of Education includes an alliance of nationally prominent centers, institutes, and affiliated research and outreach units working together to educate our students, further groundbreaking research, and provide vital services to the community. Along with our degree programs, we offer teaching licensure, endorsements, and certificates for students interested in increasing their knowledge and adding credentials to their resume.

At the frontier of policy and practice, we offer new ways to think, know, and learn.

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September 19, 2023

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Educating Student Athletes | Interview with Head Coach Dan Lanning

This spring, Laura Lee McIntyre, Dean of the College of Education, sat down with Oregon Football Head Coach Dan Lanning to discuss how his background in education has shaped his coaching style and relationship with his student athletes.

September 7, 2023

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Staff Spotlight: Emma Bjorngard-Basayne (Saami), PhD

Learn more about Emma Bjorngard Basayne (Saami), PhD, Advising Center Operations Director and Academic Advisor, through our Staff Spotlight series.

September 5, 2023

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What can my school do to foster a greater sense of school belonging?

This month the HEDCO Institute shares information on evidence-informed interventions available to schools for increasing students’ sense of school belonging.

August 31, 2023

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Student Spotlight: Melodi Lagandaon

Learn more about Melodi Lagandaon, a student in the Communication Disorders and Sciences master's program, through our student spotlight series.





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Student Academic Services

Aiming to make student services more accessible, the SAS office is now a “one-stop shop” for students seeking undergraduate advising.
Our academic advisors, along with our scholarship, international, and graduate recruitment folks are now all housed in the SAS office.

I want to meet the SAS team! 

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Fund Your Future


We have a number of funding opportunities, both at the college and program level, that will help you to afford your education—from traditional scholarships to grant-funded positions, stipends, and service-pay-back programs. We encourage you to explore all the different options and to apply even if you initially think you might not qualify. It is our goal to make our programs as accessible as possible to all who are interested.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education

Our college is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our undergraduate and graduate students, our faculty, our staff, and our partners. 

See our plans, activities, and opportunities.

DEI Activities

Creating Change Through Research

We are the highest-ranked academic unit at the University of Oregon, due largely to a decades-long record of national and international research and development in special education, counseling psychology, educational leadership, and school psychology. Our research culture is unique and highly influential because our faculty have a long tradition of translating research into effective models, methods, and measures that improve lives.

We have 43 commercial education products on the market right now. These innovations have an enduring impact in Oregon and across the nation.


Research Center

Our faculty-developed research models, methods, curriculum, and assessment tools:

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schools in the us and internationally
Community and Outreach Centers

We are a premier provider of educational and related clinical services to local communities and the state of Oregon. We are also a critical provider of technical assistance to international governments ranging from Saudi Arabia to New Zealand to Denmark. And hundreds of children and adults are served each year by our outreach units.

With services such as learning disability assessments, speech-language pathology, family counseling, early childhood special education, and behavioral support for children with autism among many, we support children and families of all ages—from infants and toddlers to adolescents and young adults.

Community and Outreach Centers

Once a Duck, Always a Duck

We love our alumni. They are an engaged community of accomplished Ducks who support student success and faculty research, share their wisdom in the classroom, and help graduates launch careers. With a strong network of personal and professional connections that last a lifetime, our alumni have a lasting and profound impact on the success of the college.



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COE International Students

Our international student scholars are represented across nearly all of our undergraduate and graduate programs. 

5 Continents, 27 Countries, 102 Students.

We have International Students all over the world. 

I am a COE International Student!

Sapsik'ʷałá Teacher Education Program

Sapsik'ʷałá, a Ichishkíin/Sahaptin word meaning "teacher", is the name of a program created by the University of Oregon College of Education in partnership with the nine federally recognized Tribes of the State of Oregon. The 12-month program allows participants to earn a master of education (MEd) degree and teacher licensure.

The Sapsik'ʷałá Teacher Education Program supports American Indian and Alaska Native teacher candidates in becoming professional educators, provides funding for teacher candidates' cost of attendance, and provides two years of support services once in the field.


Sapsikwala June 2022 Cohort


Sapsik'ʷałá Program started to support american indian and alaska native teacher candidates
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September 21, 2023

The new programs are aimed at helping youngsters who struggle with numbers

August 11, 2023

The seed funding program recognizes proposals that promote a just and livable future.

July 27, 2023

The program encourages interdisciplinary research likely to secure external funding

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Sapsik’ʷałá Indigenous Education Celebration
Sapsik’ʷałá Indigenous Education Celebration Oct 6 Lokey Education Building
Graduate School Fair
Graduate School Fair Nov 8 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Health Grad & Career Expo
Health Grad & Career Expo Apr 24 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)


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