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Communication Disorders and Sciences (M.A., M.S.)

The CDS program is committed to the goal of preparing students to become speech-language pathologists who can work successfully with individuals of all ages who are challenged by communication disorders and who represent diverse cultural, linguistic, social, and economic backgrounds. The ability to apply empirical evidence, logic, and a scientific perspective to the process of enhancing communication skills in meaningful and ecologically valid contexts is emphasized throughout the program. Graduates assume positions in direct service, leadership, and research in educational, clinical, and consultation settings.

School Psychology main objective of the graduate programs in School Psychology at the University of Oregon is the preparation of problem solving psychologists who work effectively with others in the identification and remediation of social and educational problems with children and adults. The aim of this professional preparation is to develop school psychologists who are grounded thoroughly in the principles of human behavior and educational psychology. School psychology students at the University of Oregon are trained to be scientists/practitioners.

Special Education (M.S., M.Ed., or M.A.)

The faculty and staff in the Special Education major at the UO College of Education are committed to making a difference for people with disabilities and their families by increasing their success in schools, workplaces, and community settings. The master's degree program in special education (SPED) emphasizes knowledge of learners who are identified with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, autism, or severe disabilities. Graduate studies in special education build capacity through personnel preparation, research, outreach, and dissemination. These efforts are focused on systemic approaches to preventing the incidence and prevalence of disabilities as well as to designing and delivering evidence-based services for students with disabilities and their families.

Master's in Educational Leadership

Master's degrees in Educational Leadership (EDLD) through EMPL focus on the development, implementation, and generation of improved outcomes in the organization and management of K-12 education. The degree is intended for individuals who wish to pursue careers in student support services, staff and community relations, program coordination, or advising positions.

MS Curriculum & Teacher Education

For those who already hold a teaching license, Curriculum and Teacher Education offers programs leading to: a Master's degree, an ESOL endorsement, a Reading endorsement, and/or other added endorsements and authorizations.

Couples and Family Therapy

If you are interested in the program’s counseling services and would like to make an appointment with a couples and family therapist, please call 541-346-0923 for the Center for Healthy Relationships.

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