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Welcome to the School of Education

Whether you are just exploring the idea of being a teacher or you're a seasoned veteran, the School of Education at Southern Oregon University offers several programs to meet your needs. From initial licensure, to 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 teachers for educational challenges 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.

Environmental Education: 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.

Ed Tech Summit: An annual event showcasing innovations and best practices for integrating technology into schools and classrooms. Hands-on sessions are led by teacher experts in the field as well as technology hardware and software specialists. Offered in collaboration with the Southern Oregon Educational Service District.

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.

Collective Impact: 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.

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Ashland, OR 97520
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Ashland, OR 97520
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