Bridge Academy at EOU

Bridge Academy

EOU’s Bridge Academy is an online platform designed to bundle classes into programs (bridges) that fit your life. Whether you are looking to advance your career or get ready to take another step on your educational journey, the Bridge Academy has a course for you. The bridges we offer are unique, affordable and provide you with professors who will do what it takes to ensure your success. Currently, we offer three bridges: healthcare administration, trauma-invested education and physical education. More bridges are being built every day!

The EOU Bridge Academy has been added to the Eligible Training Provider’s list through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Students from Union, Wallowa, Baker, Malheur, Umatilla, Morrow, Grant and Harney counties who complete a Bridge program may have access to up to $5,000 to pay for tuition, textbooks, etc. through the Training and Employment Consortium (TEC).

To find out if you are eligible, please contact Tracey May at

Our Healthcare Administration (HCA) Bridge Program is focused on helping you become career-ready. Our HCA bridge program was created to help you navigate and advance in your career through interaction and learning by doing. Taught entirely online by practicing healthcare managers, we are committed to preparing you to thrive in the ever-changing healthcare field. We will do this by delivering courses that can connect prior experiences with targeted learning to earn the skills and competencies required to progress in your career.

*This certification satisfies OHSU’s 15 upper-division non-nursing elective requirements.


As families around the world cope with isolation, illness and financial hardship, Eastern Oregon University faculty members shaped new coursework to prepare teachers to respond to their students’ needs. This new coursework brings trauma-informed teaching best practices to students.

The Trauma in Educational Communities bridge is the only program of its kind in Oregon. It is open for enrollment in fall 2020. These courses offer ongoing education opportunities for working teachers and others working in complementary fields.


Our curriculum focuses on science based approaches, practical applications of movement analysis, and techniques for teaching motor development across the lifespan and in special populations. When the PES concentration is combined with the Masters of Arts in Teaching, students are well prepared to enter the teaching work force.


Computer Programming certificates I and II are designed to provide students with entry level computer programming skills and empower professionals to take the next steps in their career. Both Certificates are stackable into the Bachelors of Computer Science, Cyber Security, an IT Management degrees offered 100% online at EOU. 

If you have a desire to understand better how software and hardware can be used to improve people’s lives, or intend to make a career out of developing and refining technological processes, consider getting a certificate in Computer Programming I or II online through Eastern Oregon University.


The purpose of the Curriculum Leadership certificate is to build upon the foundation of initial teacher preparation and classroom experience to support in service teachers with skills to provide effective curriculum leadership, including mentoring PK-12 professionals. The 15-credit graduate program is designed with the following in mind:

  • Nurturing professional growth in self and others
  • Valuing collaboration and complementarity by building on strengths and being patient with the change process
  • Reflecting on the practice of self and others, as well as guiding others through reflection
  • Fostering culturally responsive and equitable practices


Your post-baccalaureate accounting certificate from EOU completes the requirements to become an accountant. Get tax, accounting, auditing and finance knowledge and accumulate the credits needed to sit for the CPA exam.

Hone your critical thinking and problem solving skills to become an expert in the field, prepared for numerous available positions.

There is exceptional value in this short, affordable program. Tuition is $265 per credit hour and PhD-degreed experts instruct your learning.

In just one year, you’ll be ready to enter roles in the accounting field with an impressive resume standout – an IACBE-accredited accounting certificate.


The ESOL program (equal to a year of preparation) is designed for those seeking an endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at a graduate (online) or undergraduate level (on campus only).  Candidates may add this endorsement to a license by completing the course of study, including 90 clock hours of practicum, and obtaining a passing score on NES ESOL.

For those students interested in teaching outside the public-school setting, for example, community programs or language programs offered outside of the United States, the ESOL Certificate Program is also offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Candidates may be awarded this certificate by completing the course of study, which is equal to one year of preparation, and 90 clock hours of practicum.


Contact us!

Hello! We are here to help you learn more about everything EOU. We’re excited and eager to help you get started. Follow the Link below to connect with us!

Our Partners