Students walking in front of HEDCO

students and faculty
research & outreach units

Our faculty, staff, and students have one thing in common: A spirit of discovery and dedication to creating positive change with the goal of a more equitable, educated, and healthy tomorrow.


Departments and Programs


Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership
Administrator Licensure Program (Non-Degree / Licensure)
Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences
Communication Disorders and Sciences Program (BA / BS / MA / MS / Postbaccalaureate / PhD)
Special Education Program (Minor / MA / MS / MEd / PhD)
No. 3
special education Graduate program in the nation
No. 5
graduate school of education among public institutions
No. 14
graduate school of education in the nation

Creating Change through Research

We are the highest-ranked academic unit at the University of Oregon, due largely to a decades-long record of national and international research and development in special education, counseling psychology, educational leadership, and school psychology.

Our research culture is unique and highly influential because our faculty have a long tradition of translating research into effective models, methods, and measures that improve lives.

We have 43 commercial education products on the market right now. These innovations have an enduring impact in Oregon and across the nation.

Research Centers

Our faculty-developed research models, methods, curriculum, and assessment tools:

of Oregon children
are used in
schools in the us and internationally

Community and Outreach Centers

We are a premier provider of educational and related clinical services to local communities and the state of Oregon. We are also a critical provider of technical assistance to international governments ranging from Saudi Arabia to New Zealand to Denmark. And hundreds of children and adults are served each year by our outreach units.

With services such as learning disability assessments, speech-language pathology, family counseling, early childhood special education, and behavioural support for children with autism among many, we support children and families of all ages—from infants and toddlers to adolescents and young adults.

Community and Outreach Centers

Closing the Inequity Gap

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 international communities.

Our graduates become leaders in education and human sciences who change lives and improve outcomes for individuals and systems.

classes related to social justice
research projects related to bilingual learners
programs and committees dedicated to equity or inclusion

Sapsik'ʷałá Teacher Education Program

Sapsik'ʷałá, a Ichishkíin/Sahaptin word meaning "teacher", is the name of a program created by the University of Oregon College of Education in partnership with the nine federally recognized Tribes of the State of Oregon. The 12-month program allows participants to earn a master of education (MEd) degree and teacher licensure.

The Sapsik'ʷałá Teacher Education Program supports American Indian and Alaska Native teacher candidates in becoming professional educators, provides funding for teacher candidates' cost of attendance, and provides two years of support services once in the field.

Sapsik'ʷałá Program

Sapsik'ʷałá Program started to support american indian and alaska native teacher candidates
number of Sapsik'ʷałá Program alumni teaching in tribal communities
number of tribes represented by Sapsik'ʷałá Program alumni


December 3, 2019

UO researchers have lead roles in training teachers involved in autism and English learning

November 19, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control is providing $2.2 million to evaluate a UO program

November 18, 2019

Four recipients of the NSF-funded program will be honored at a Nov. 21 signing ceremony

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Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesDec 9
9:00 a.m.
Straub Hall


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