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Our academics are rigorous, selective, and highly regarded.

College of Education graduates work in a wide range of professions where they impact not only the lives and futures of individuals, but also their families and communities. Your passion for education and for others led you here, and the College of Education will prepare you to be at the forefront of your field and help you shape the future.


No. 6
public college of education
No. 3
special education program
No. 14
best graduate school of education

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A senior majoring in Educational Foundations with a minor in Special Education.

University of Oregon Presents: The College Tour

Learn about the University of Oregon from the people who know it best: our students. Explore what life is like as a Duck as real students tell you their stories from their favorite spots around our beautiful 295-acre campus.

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Special Education program at the COE

Our programs and endorsements have been rated number 3 in the nation since 2000! This means the instructors and professors you will work with are pushing the field to improve the experiences for children with disabilities as well as their families. 

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Major in Educational Foundations

This major prepares aspiring future professionals in education and related fields to be critical thinkers, well informed about theory and practice, and to possess the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be change agents.

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Graduate Programs

College of Education graduate programs help propel students to the next step in their careers. Students study under award-winning faculty and receive extensive hands-on experience working with our robust research and outreach units and HEDCO Clinic.

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Undergraduate Programs

The College of Education has been training the next generation of educators, policymakers, practitioners, and specialists for over a century. Whether your next step is graduate school or jumping straight into your career, you will leave with skills to make a difference in your life and the lives of others.

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SPSY students PhD program

Licensure and Endorsements

In addition to degree programs, the College of Education offers teaching licensure, endorsements, and certificates for students interested in increasing their knowledge and adding credentials to their resume.

The distance masters/licensure program is ideal for early childhood educators, paraprofessionals, or educational assistants in EI/ECSE that work in Oregon.


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Online Programs

The fully online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) MS program is designed to prepare clinician-researchers to apply the science of human behavior and learning to a variety of populations and settings with particular emphasis on meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities in educational, home, and clinical settings.


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Core Graduate Education Research Methodology Courses (EDUC)

The core graduate education research methodology courses serve all graduate students in the COE and provide core content in methodology and statistics to both masters and doctoral level students. Your academic program may offer more specific methodology courses that follow or accompany your EDUC sequence.

The sequence begins with a broad overview of research methodologies, including the four major methodologies used in the COE: quantitative, qualitative, single subject, and program evaluation methods. 

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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.

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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.

Ready to Make a Difference

Number of degrees granted in fiscal year 2022-2023:

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Closing the Inequity Gap

Our inclusive class models create tightly knit communities of students who influence each other’s success, and most students are involved in research as part of their program requirements. 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 internal communities. Our graduates become leaders in education and human sciences who change lives and improve outcomes for individuals and systems.


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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.

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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. 

International Student Resources