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About the College

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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 in the College of Education. These communities and your fellow students will provide you a supportive climate and a culture of belonging where you are respected and affirmed. In addition to our 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: Making Educational and Social Systems Work for All.

New Ways to Think, Know, and Learn

At the UO College of Education, you will be an active learner as you develop knowledge to transform the ways you think about professional practices and problems. With a nationally prominent research and teaching faculty, you may engage in COE research addressing critical social and educational problems and will acquire assessment and inquiry skills to determine whether your teaching and interventions work.

At the Frontier of Policy and Practice

Finally, the school, community and clinical partners of the college offer you opportunities consistent with your goals for professional growth and development. In the pioneering application of social and educational research at COE practicum and research sites, you will gain the practical experience you need to become a proficient, 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

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Clinicians
  • Social service professionals
  • Educational research scientists
  • Psychologists
  • 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 the diverse array of the best practices in education and human services, from a range of academic programs, from the research of nationally renowned faculty, and from our practicing professional partners in the field.