ECD announcement 3rd in Nation

On April 25-26, Southern Oregon University will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Team is soliciting public comment about the quality of educator preparation provided by Southern Oregon University. All comments must be submitted by March 27, 2023 through the AAQEP website: Submit Comment

Welcome to the School of Education

Whether you are just exploring the idea of being a teacher in early childhood or K-12, a seasoned veteran seeking advanced professional development or licensure, or someone interested in "educating" outside of a classroom setting, the School of Education at Southern Oregon University offers several programs to meet your needs. From undergraduate and graduate degrees in education to initial licensure, adding an endorsement, or even pursuing an administrative license, we have a program that's right for you. We invite you to follow the Programs link to begin your investigation.

Mission Statement

"We are a community of learners committed to preparing educators for the challenges and opportunities of a changing and increasingly diverse society."

Commitment to Equity, Access, and Innovation

Pirates to Raiders and Bulldogs to Raiders programs: A pathway to support academic success and college readiness for local Hispanic youth from the Medford and Phoenix-Talent school districts.

Pathways to Teaching: Increasing the number of culturally and linguistically diverse teachers is an important statewide priority. The Pathway to Teaching provides an avenue for students from the Medford and Phoenix-Talent school districts to earn college credit while still in high school and qualify for additional supports and incentives extending from middle school through college.

Klamath Falls and Coos Bay Satellite Programs: Unique partnerships with KCC and SWOCC enable students to complete a high quality teacher preparation program while remaining within their local community. Program coursework is divided between face-to-face classes within the local community, one Saturday a month at SOU, and online, with all field experiences completed in local schools.

Early Childhood Development Program: an online and affordable degree completion pathway for early childhood providers from across the state.

Master of Science in Education Online Program: a 100% online program with concentrations available in Adult Education, Leadership in Early Childhood Education, and Curriculum and Instruction in STEM Education.

Environmental Education Dual Degree Program: A unique opportunity for students to earn a Master's degree in Environmental Education and qualify for an Oregon Teaching License. Offered in collaboration with the STEM Division.

Holistic Teaching and Learning Conference: An international gathering of educators committed to helping teachers and schools support the emotional, social, intellectual, physical, creative, artistic, and spiritual potential of all students.

Southern Oregon Teacher Mentoring Series: Creating a more seamless transition from pre-service to in-service teaching. Offered in collaboration with the Oregon Mentoring Project.

Teacher Leadership and Induction Series: Providing a pathway for experienced educators to exercise leadership, support first year teachers, and advance toward qualifying for an Oregon Teacher Leader license. Offered in collaboration with the Phoenix-Talent School District.

The Southern Oregon Resilience Initiative: Partnering with school and community agencies to promote trauma informed practices in our region. Offered in collaboration with the Southern Oregon Success regional achievement collaborative.

School of Education
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone (541) 552-6936
Fax (541) 552-6287