What Sets Us Apart

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What Sets Us Apart​​​​​
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Influential 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.


Changing the World

Meet Interim Program Director and Assistant Professor David Liebowitz, EdD, and learn about the new Education Policy and Leadership (EPoL) Master's of Science Program

A pandemic that has heightened inequality. A renewed drive for racial and economic justice and a need for core beliefs and evidence to guide educational decision-making. A facility in a wide range of analytic methods. These are the motivating catalysts and personal characteristics of those who will thrive in the new Education Policy and Leadership Master’s Program at the University of Oregon. 

Meet Professor Liebowitz's and learn about his research that documents the challenges facing schools and their leaders.


Read about Interim Director Liebowitz

David Liebowitz
College of Education students and staff
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education

Our college is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our undergraduate and graduate students, our faculty, our staff, and our partners. 

See our plans, activities, and opportunities.

DEI Activities

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.


Sapsikwala June 2022 Cohort


Sapsik'ʷałá Program started to support american indian and alaska native teacher candidates
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Faculty Support Students to Graduation and Beyond

Our students are smart, creative, and increasingly diverse. Our faculty and staff support and celebrate their successes. With over 26,321 College of Education alumni to date, we work hard to provide inspiring educational opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

COE Majors, 2021-2022
Undergraduates, 2021-2022
Graduates, 2021-2022

Public spaces at the College of Education, including the Learning Commons, offer many opportunities for collaboration and serendipitous learning supporting a highly interactive, flexible, and accessible learning environment. 

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, with an easy drive to both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching. Our students are smart, creative, and increasingly diverse. Ducks are everywhere.

Eugene is a diverse and eclectic city located in the southern end of the Willamette Valley between two buttes and the Willamette River. Eugene takes pride in being a college town where the cost of living compares favorably to many schools in larger cities and where the arts and outdoors are highly valued. 

Art in the College of Education Complex

The Percent for Art legislation, passed in 1975, guides the acquisition of Oregon’s State Art Collection, which includes more than 2,500 original art works. Oregon was one of the first states in the nation to pass Percent for Art legislation, placing works of art in public spaces throughout the state. Our college is honored to display some of the original art pieces.