Students walking in front of HEDCO

students and faculty
research & outreach units

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.


Departments and Programs


Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership
Administrator Licensure Program (Non-Degree / Licensure)
Educational Leadership Program (LEADS Minor / MS / MEd / DEd)
Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences
Communication Disorders and Sciences Program (BA / BS / MA / MS / Postbaccalaureate / PhD)
Special Education Program (Minor / MA / MS / MEd / PhD)
No. 3
special education Graduate program in the nation
No. 5
graduate school of education among public institutions
No. 14
graduate school of education in the nation

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 Centers

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

of Oregon children
are used in
schools in the us and internationally
are awarded
per tenure-related faculty

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 behavioural 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

Closing the Inequity Gap

We have a culture that values diversity and promotes respect and inclusion. We produce scholars and practitioners who are prepared to make meaningful changes in our local, national, indigenous, and international communities.

Our graduates become leaders in education and human sciences who change lives and improve outcomes for individuals and systems.

classes related to social justice
research projects related to bilingual learners
programs and committees dedicated to equity or inclusion


April 22, 2019

Andrew Kern is using population genetics to see how mosquitoes become resistant to pesticides

April 18, 2019

Graduate student Celeste Reeb was awarded the 2019-20 Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship

April 8, 2019

Only 20 awards are usually given, but the number was raised due to the quality of submissions

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Dr. Anita Archer
Dr. Anita Archer Apr 24
5:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex
Youth Movement 2019
Youth Movement 2019May 3
Autzen Stadium
UO Mental Health Summit
UO Mental Health SummitMay 5
10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
We Are Neighbors
We Are Neighbors May 7
5:00 p.m.
Villard Hall
2019 Oregon Indian Education Association Conference
2019 Oregon Indian Education Association...May 9
10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesMay 17
1:00 p.m.
Allen Hall
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesJun 11
9:00 a.m.
Allen Hall
College of Education Commencement Ceremony
College of Education Commencement CeremonyJun 17
4:00 p.m.
Matthew Knight Arena


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