Pacific University College of Education: Undergraduate Programs
Teacher Education Program
The undergraduate program allows a student to complete a bachelor's degree while simultaneously completing the requirements for an elementary Oregon Initial Teaching License. Students are provided solid foundations in theory and content, as well as maximum exposure to the school environment through practica and student teaching experiences. They are prepared to nurture young peoples' intellectual, social, and moral growth and to appreciate diversity of cultures.
The Education and Learning major is recommended for students interested in pursuing a license for teaching in early childhood (age 3 - grade 4) or elementary (grades 3-8) classrooms. Undergraduate students interested in teaching at the secondary level should major in the subject area in which they wish to teach and complete the professional sequence of courses in the College of Education.
Students on the Forest Grove campus may enter the program either as a freshman or as a transfer student. Students interested in the undergraduate teacher education program on the Eugene campus should have completed or be close to completing their Associate Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree at a community college prior to application.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor
This minor in TESOL offered through College of Education is intended to equip undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences on the Forest Grove campus with knowledge and skills necessary for teaching English as a second or foreign language. This program prepares students for teaching English overseas and in various educational settings. Those who wish to enter a graduate degree program in TESOL will build a strong foundation in this field of discipline. This minor program does not lead to an endorsement in ESOL at K-12 unless students are already admitted to the undergraduate initial teaching licensure program in the College of Education.
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Minor
The Communication and Sciences and Disorders (CSD) minor is offered through the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and is intended as a pathway to graduate programs in speech-language pathology, audiology, or special education. The minor specifically prepares College of Arts and Sciences on the Forest Grove campus who are completing an undergraduate major in any discipline with the prerequisite courses needed for entry into the Speech-Language and Pathology (SLP) master’s degree program. These prerequisite courses are also available to those who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who seek entry into the SLP master’s degree program.