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Everything begins with a great teacher!

The Pacific University College of Education offers dynamic undergraduate and graduate teaching programs that prepare you to transform the lives of your students.

At Pacific University, we prepare you to design creative, meaningful, rigorous, and joyful learning opportunities for your students that promote and nurture their intellectual, ethical, social and emotional growth. You will become a teacher who is culturally competent and focused on student-centered classrooms.

We offer paths to initial teaching licensure, advanced degrees and endorsements for current teachers, and degrees for those passionate about expanding the field of education. We offer both full-time and part-time programs with on-line and face to face options.



You will enjoy a close cohort of peers who support one another throughout the learning process. You have the choice of studying in person or online, depending on the program, as well as through programs embedded in school districts throughout Oregon.

Real-world experience is a cornerstone of our teacher preparation programs. Our students have a myriad of opportunities to practice their skills, from our preK-2 Early Learning Community on the Forest Grove Campus to local schools to international placements.

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Upcoming Events

9 to 10 a.m. | Friday, Aug. 25, 2023
Forest Grove, Outdoor Areas, Marsh East Stage & Lawn
All Day | Monday, Aug. 28, 2023
Forest Grove


2023 undergraduate student award winners

Pacific University’s colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business and Education honored its 2023 undergraduate students on May 17.

Children playing with parachute outside in sunshine.

Join us in celebrating the Early Learning Community as it turns 15! Book your babysitters now and save the date for Saturday, April 29 in the Washburne University Center on the Forest Grove Campus.


Nicole Tierheimer MAT '10 teaches social studies to middle schoolers in Edgewater, Colo.