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UOTeach K-12 Licensure / MEd

Julie Heffernan
Amy Harter, Program Coordinator


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5277 University of Oregon

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As the Kiplinger, Top-Ranked School for Education Programs in Oregon, University of Oregon's teacher licensure preparation program offers preservice teacher candidates both Elementary Multiple Subjects and Middle/High School Education authorization level options.

UOTeach is a one-year program designed to produce highly qualified teachers with advanced instructional and classroom expertise. Students spend 34 weeks in supervised field experience, working with faculty, career teaching professionals, mentors, and peers. UOTeach is committed to supporting culturally sustaining and equitable teaching practices and has embedded an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) licensure endorsement into the program of study.

UOTeach "provided me with a social equity lens to use with my teaching career. It also taught me specific strategies to modify, accommodate, and teach for better understanding to all students. It set me up with future contacts to help further my contribution to the field of education" 2018 graduate, new Eugene 4J HS Science Teacher.

UOTeach MEd and licensure program is currently accepting applications for the summer 2019 program. The application deadline is January 15, 2019. We encourage all applicants to apply for FAFSA and actively seek out other funding support options including the various teacher training scholarships, grants, and tuition loan forgiveness programs from the College of Education, the University, Oregon, and the federal government. If you are visiting campus we hope you will attend one of our monthly information sessions. Learn more about our program ranking by looking at the Oregon Kiplinger Report.

UOTeach: Classroom preparations from COE Video Tech on Vimeo.

Why UOTeach Master's in Education?

We work hard to prepare teacher leaders who will have a lasting impact on the learning and lives of youth, a commitment that recently earned us a 13th ranking in the U.S. News and World Report (5th in public universities). We are even more thankful for the tremendous talent of our students and their dedication to advancing equity and social justice in education.

  • UOTeach is committed to developing a strong cadre of engaged, informed, and culturally responsive teachers. We nurture students through each step of the licensure, from student teaching to professional career placement.
  • Students spend 34-weeks placed in local public schools working with cooperating teacher and mentor support, taking on progressive student teaching responsibilities.
  • Subject-matter methods courses focus on research-based best practices in planning, instruction, and assessment. Taking learning to the next level, exploring questions of how students learn, how culture affects the teaching and learning process, and the role of schools in either maintaining or challenging social injustice.
  • Our program and campus are academically and socially active and social justice focused - - UO ranks in the top 20 for the number of Peace Corps volunteers produced by the largest U.S. universities.
  • Our alumni network of teacher leaders is actively engaged in helping student teachers connect, learn, and grow.
  • What is the difference between an M.Ed, MAT, MS.Ed?

UOTeach Learning In Action

In November 2016, the University of Oregon Senate passed motions to:
(a)  declare the UO a sanctuary campus;  
(b)  reaffirm our shared values of respect for diversity, equity and inclusion; and
(c)  revise the current Students Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Complaint and Response Policy to be more attentive to concerns raised by survivors, students and faculty.  
The College of Education upholds these values, actions, and commits to strengthen our efforts to provide educational experiences that help eliminate fear and hate as well as promote our development as citizens who value and advance a democratic, just society and pursue the common good. To that end, the COE Educator Equity in Teacher Preparation: Institutional Plan focuses outlines objectives to increase educational access and opportunities and to provide an inclusive learning environment.

UOTeach faculty research and outreach support radical openness in the K-12 experience. Our programs aim to help students gain insight into societal challenges, conflicts, and shifts. Over the year, students join the debate around social justice issues on equity, gender identity, race, and sexual orientation and how they affect students and learning in education. Our collaborations help to produce on campus and off campus outreach programs including TEACH-IN, TeachOUT, and Teach in Oregon.

"I truly feel that I would not have been able to provide the equity and cultural consciousness that I've gained from this program to my future students, if I had not been in this program. I think the emphasis on culturally sustaining pedagogy from day one has made me aware of and strive for an equity and respectful focus in my teaching." UOTeach 2018 alumni.