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Charles Martinez named to Knight Professorship

The UO's Charles Martinez was recently named a Philip H. Knight Professor for his leadership in prevention science and commitment to improving education, health and social services for underserved communities.

The UO College of Education faculty member, director of the Center for Equity Promotion and former vice president for institutional equity and diversity joined the UO nearly 20 years ago. He has used his many academic, administrative and community roles to advance equity and inclusion at the university, across Oregon, and around the world.

Research award-winner Chris Knowles took winding path to education

Being selected as a top doctoral student researcher in the field of special education through an internationally competitive review process is a pretty big deal for Chris Knowles, but she hasn’t really stopped to take it in. She’s deep into working and planning her dissertation, preparing to get her doctorate this spring, and already accepting interviews for academic positions at other colleges.

FHS will participate in Take Our Children to Work Day this year!

The Family and Human Services (FHS) program will be participating in Take Our Children to Work Day on April 27.

COE earns outstanding rankings again

The University of Oregon’s College of Education (COE) has scored highly in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 annual rankings of graduate schools in education. Special Education ranked a lofty No. 3 overall for the 18th straight year. Among public colleges of education, COE secured a No. 6 national ranking. Among all Universities, the ranking is No. 14.

Educational Advocacy 101

While in on my first advocacy trip to Washington D.C., I learned a new term, “Policy Wonk.” I would love to say that I have been one since the beginning of my educational career, but I can’t. I can’t even say that I’m a policy wonk now. Like many people, I had never called a Senator or Representative, and I certainly never imagined trying to visit one! Sure, I had my own political leanings and always voted in presidential elections but never bothered to vote in a local or midterm election. I had never marched or attended a town hall meeting.

Educational Foundations BA/BS

The purpose of the Educational Foundations major is to prepare future professionals in education who are critical thinkers, well-informed about theory and practice, and who possess the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be change agents in economically, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities. This collection of courses achieve this purpose by providing students with a sophisticated understanding of the social, cultural, and political dimensions of teaching and learning.

Educational Foundations Major (BA/BS)

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The Educational Foundations (EdF) major is for undergraduates who are committed to social change. The purpose of the Educational Foundations major is to prepare future professionals in elementary education and related fields who are critical thinkers, well informed about theory and practice, and who possess the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be change agents in economically, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities.  

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