As a teenager, Chris Stamm MAT ’22 dropped out of high school in the San Francisco Bay area and describes his road to college as a rocky one. Now, he is pursuing a master of arts in teaching in special education.
School of Learning & Teaching
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 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.
The Pacific University College of Education faculty and staff advocate for those in the Newberg School District and beyond who are suffering from the racist incidents in the Newberg School District and the marginalization of LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities by the Newberg School Board.
Remote learning, along with changing pandemic protocols, took a toll on students and teachers. And they’re still navigating the uncertainty.