Apply to the Educational Foundations Program

Pre-Education Major (First Year and Second Year)

Students planning to major in educational foundations enter the university as pre-education (PED) majors.

The pre-education major consists of a set of introductory classes for students to explore their interest in teaching while working on their general education classes.

Apply to be a Pre-Education Major


Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) Program

During your sophomore winter term, you will need to apply to the educational foundations major to begin the following fall term.

Pre-education status does not guarantee admission to the major.

Apply to be an Educational Foundation Major


Certificate in Educational Foundations: Secondary

UO undergraduates who are preparing for careers as middle or high school teachers major in the subject area they will teach.

The certificate in educational foundations: secondary is designed to complement the subject area preparation of undergraduates planning to be middle or high school teachers.

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