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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.

Counseling Psychology and Human Services

Programs in Counseling Psychology and Human Services educate and train professionals in counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, and family and human services. Our students are trained to effectively and collaboratively identify, treat, and prevent psychological problems in children, adolescents, adults, and families. Through education and training, students gain the skills to interpret and apply scientific information from the behavioral sciences in general, and from their discipline in particular, to professional practice.

Special Education (PhD)

The doctoral program in special education prepares individuals for research and teaching positions in higher education, research positions with private foundations, administrative positions in school districts and other state educational agencies, and consultation positions in professional education. The depth and breadth of research, teaching service, and preparation at the UO College of Education transcend many program options in special education.

Sapsik'ʷałá (Teacher) Education Program

The Sapsik'ʷałá (Teacher) Education Program was created by the University of Oregon College of Education in partnership with the nine federally recognized tribes of the State of Oregon. The goal of the project is to prepare American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) as teachers whose knowledge, skills, and cultural sensitivity will bring about long-term, much needed improvements in the elementary, middle and high school educational experiences of AI/AN youth.


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