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Special Education: Early Intervention Licensure and Endorsement

Students enrolled in the Early Intervention Program may elect to pursue a Preliminary Teaching License with an endorsement in ‘Special Education: Early Intervention.’ The program integrates didactic course work with practical experience. This preliminary license and endorsement qualifies successful candidates to work as Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Specialists for young children with special needs from birth to grade four. Full-time students complete the program in four to five terms.

PhD: Doctorate in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education

The PhD in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education (CSSE) at the University of Oregon emphasizes the development of expertise in research on curriculum, instruction, and teacher education. The program promotes a broad conception of the objects of inquiry in scholarship on education. Students in this program are expected not just to ask how we can teach more effectively and efficiently, but also to ask what is worth teaching and to examine the assumptions underlying answers to both of those questions.

Music Education

The University of Oregon offers a five-year program composed of a four-year bachelor of music degree in music education and a one-year certification program culminating in an Oregon Initial Music Teaching license. The Fifth-Year Certification program also includes a substantial portion of the coursework required for the master of music degree.

Preliminary Administrator License

Oregon requires administrators in public schools (vice principals, principals, assistant superintendents, superintendents, and other designated personnel) to hold administrative licenses. The Initial Administrator Licensure program is dedicated to preparing school administrators to lead and manage schools that maximize learning for all students. The twelve month cohort licensure program and the two-year MEd/IAL program both prepare students for the Oregon initial administrator license, issued by Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. The standards-driven program features collaborative teaching between university faculty and practitioners which fosters mentor-relationships with practitioners.

Counseling Psychology

Historic Knight gift will expand graduate opportunities

A recently announced gift of $500M from Phil and Penny Knight will help fund an additional 250 PhD students as part of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Read more in Around the O.

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.

Family and Human Services

The Family and Human Services major leads to a bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BS) or bachelor of education (BEd) degree. FHS students build a foundation through course work and field experiences in learning and development, professional communication and collaboration, social policy for children and families, and creative approaches to solving problems and making effective decisions.

Education Studies

The licensure and degree programs offered by the Department of Education Studies prepare professionals to use the best of research-based practices to teach children and adult learners.
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Special Education and Clinical Sciences

Through teaching, research, and service, the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences (SPECS) seeks to improve the quality of education, employment, and community living for children and adults with special needs and their families. The department has three graduate majors: communication disorders and sciences, school psychology, and special education. The department also offers an undergraduate degree in communication disorders and sciences and a minor in special education.

Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership

The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) focuses on development, implementation, and achievement of results in the organization and management of K–12 education. EMPL provides researchers and practitioners with the latest methodologies for ensuring effective student learning and professional development in our nation's K–12 school system.


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