About Us

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About the College of Education


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

About Us

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 communities at the University of Oregon College of Education. These communities provide a supportive climate and a culture of belonging where students are respected and affirmed. 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 to fulfill our mission.

University of Oregon College of Education professors at the Annual Principal Investigators Meeting

New ways to think, know, and learn

Become an active learner as you develop knowledge to transform the ways you think about professional practices and problems. With our nationally prominent research and teaching faculty, you will engage in research that addresses critical social and educational problems and will acquire the assessment and inquiry skills to determine whether your teaching and interventions work.


University of Oregon College of Education CDS students and clinic clients

​​​​​​At the frontier of policy and practice

Our College of Education community and clinical partners offer a myriad of opportunities for professional growth and development. In the pioneering application of social and educational research at COE practicum and research sites, you will gain the experience you need to become a highly qualified and accomplished professional.

The College of Education is a community

The University of Oregon College of Education is a network of inclusive learning communities. Undergraduate, graduate students, and continuing professionals’ study with nationally recognized faculty to become

  • Elementary and Secondary Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Human Service Professionals
  • Education and Human Sciences Scholars
  • Counseling and School Psychologists
  • Couples and Family Therapists

Our research faculty and graduate students also work together with school districts and agency partners to meet the needs of children and families nationwide. These partnerships give our students access to a diverse array of best practices in education and human services, which come from our academic programs, the research of nationally renowned faculty, and our practicing professional partners in the field.

Our Mission

The College of Education at the University of Oregon is a community of leading researchers and practitioners dedicated to transformational scholarship, integrated teaching, and collaborative practice designed to enhance individual lives and systems within a culture that values diversity and promotes respect and inclusion.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to produce scholars and practitioners who promote meaningful change in local, national, indigenous, and international communities, to educate and support our students in the critical evaluation and adoption of science-based practices, and to accelerate multidisciplinary research to be applied innovatively within education, health, and human service organizations around the world.

Our Vision

Our vision is founded on excellence in research, scholarship, instruction, and practice. We seek to be a trusted resource for evidence-based innovation in the education and human development sciences. We aspire to create leaders in education and human sciences who change lives and improve outcomes for individuals and systems. 

University of Oregon College of Education Honoring Tribal Legacies Brochure
Honoring Native Peoples and Lands

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. 

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Ensuring Student Success

Student scholarships can make all the difference, particularly for students in need. Nine percent of COE students receive scholarships thanks to the support of our generous donors – but we can do more. With your help, we can help all students afford college, bridge gaps in equity, and send more diverse practitioners, educators and researchers out into the field.

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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!


"Leading for the present but mindful of the future, it is my job to be forward looking. Thus with each decision that comes before me – goal setting and strategic planning, resolving a student or faculty challenge, new curricula, renovating our physical plant, faculty and staff hiring, budgeting, or any other matter – I am looking at both our current status and our aspirational status - to become one of the best colleges of education in the country as measured by our contributions to society. I have always worked as a member of a team. As such, I learned early in my career that actively seeking the diverse opinions of my colleagues always improved my decision-making.

My team of Deans, located in the faculty and staff services suite on the second floor of the HEDCO building, are just as dedicated to serving our community of scholars and staff who support all of our work."  

R.W. Kamphaus | Professor and Dean

Resources for COE Student Success

As a student you'll have access to all of the necessary resources that will contribute to your success...

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.

Take Me There! 

University of Oregon College of Education SOURCE group in a meeting laughing
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.

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Faculty and Staff

Every day we reach beyond our walls into schools and communities across the nation and the world, helping all children get ready to learn, helping adolescents succeed, supporting healthy families, and creating systems for effective teaching and learning.

Our faculty and staff members are committed to the academic and professional success of every student. Learn from world-renowned educators as they share their knowledge and expertise. 

Build a relationship with people that will inspire and motivate you through your college of education journey.

Meet our Faculty and Staff

University of Oregon College of Education Dean's Team
From left to right: J. Christopher Krabiel, Associate Dean for Financial and Operations, Lillian Duran, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Emily Tanner-Smith, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann, Assistant Dean for Administration, Julie D. Wren, Assistant Dean for Accreditation, and Randy W. Kamphaus, Professor and Dean 

College of Education Timeline

The University of Oregon College of Education (also known as the College of Education, or COE) is the University of Oregon's education school. The College of Education engages in teaching and research in areas that are allied with the field of education since established in 1910.