School of Learning & Teaching

School

The Pacific University College of Education offers dynamic undergraduate and graduate teaching programs that will help you transform the lives of your students, because everything begins with a great teacher.

At Pacific University, our goal is to prepare teachers who promote and nurture their students’ intellectual, ethical, social and emotional growth. Our students become teachers who are 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.

Our students enjoy a close cohort of peers who support one another throughout the learning process. Our students study on campuses in Forest Grove, Eugene and Woodburn, 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.

Headlines

Senior Projects Day

On Wednesday, April 24, Pacific's undergraduate student Class of 2019 will showcase an impressive array of research across all disciplines.

Rainbow watercolor

Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 6, provides tools for speech-language pathologists and educators.  

Research

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recently elevated the university to a Doctoral/Professional University from its prior designation as a Master's University.