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 you to explore your interest in teaching while working on your general education classes.
During pre-education studies, you are introduced to the theoretical framework that structures the educational foundations studies during your junior and senior years.
This framework draws heavily from:
- Cultural studies
- Ethnic studies
- Post-colonial theory
- Education studies
The goal is for you to move from acceptance of “how life in classrooms has been” toward envisioning the possibility of “how life in classrooms can be.”
During your pre-education study, you will incorporate a minimum of 30 hours of working or volunteering with children, which should be completed before fall term of your sophomore year.
During your sophomore winter term, you need to apply to the educational foundations major to begin the following fall term.
Pre-education status does not guarantee admission to the educational foundations major.
Although there are no prerequisites, students must add the pre-education major.
UO Group Requirements
|WR 121 College Composition I||4|
|WR 122 College Composition II or WR 123 College Composition III||4|
|ARTS AND LETTERS||8–12|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE (Take EDST 111)||8–12|
|WORLD LANGUAGE (BA only): Can start required two years college level|
*See list in DuckWeb degree guide or EdF curriculum
|MATH 211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I||4|
|MATH 212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II||4|
|MATH 213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III||4|
|EDST 471 Foundations of Algebra Learning||4|
|EDST 472 Foundations of Geometry Learning||4|
|EDST 111 Educational Issues and Problems1|
|EDST 220 Beginning Applications in Educational Technology||4|
|EDST 225 School and Representation in Film2||4|
1 Social Science General Education Course
2 American Cultures General Education Course
Pre-education students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer or work experience with children in a professional setting after high school graduation and in the United States.
The supervisor will complete a recommendation form for the EdF application. Pre-education majors will apply during winter term of their sophomore year for the junior cohort that will begin the following fall.