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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

5:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023
Forest Grove, Berglund Hall
Noon to 2:30 p.m. | Saturday, March 4, 2023
Forest Grove
All Day | Monday, March 27, 2023 to All Day | Friday, March 31, 2023
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Other Location
All Day | Monday, May 1, 2023
5 to 6 p.m. | Wednesday, May 10, 2023


photos of guest speakers

Join us on International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. PST, for an alumnae panel of women leaders as we celebrate the inauguration of our 18th president, Jennifer Coyle ’90, OD ’93, MS ’00, who is the third woman to lead our university.

Joy Lathrop ’63 died Nov. 23, 2022, at age 80. 

Dr. Andy Saultz has been appointed interim dean of the Pacific University College of Education starting July 1, 2023.