School & Teacher Partnerships

School & Teacher Partnerships

See how we partner with you.

Eastern Oregon University partners directly with schools, teachers, and your community. Leveraging the latest technologies and high-quality instruction, EOU supports educators and student success through 21st-century dual-credit and teacher education programs.

Simply put, we work with you.

Our Offerings

Teaching

Online instruction from highly qualified EOU professors and high school teachers. Want to teach a dual-credit class? Just ask!

Training

World-class teacher preparation programs. Partner schools have access to professional development (PDUs), teacher licensure pathways for non-licensed staff, and many teacher training opportunities through EOU’s Bridge Acadamy.

Online Courses

With 100+ course options available 100% online or in your teacher’s classroom, EOU works with each school to cover all of your dual credit course options.

A New Approach

The Early College Dual Credit program at Eastern Oregon University does more than just offer students college credit that applies directly to bachelor degrees. We partner with schools, teachers, and education staff to provide the professional development resources they need. We believe college is for everyone, and we are on a mission to ensure every PreK-12 school district has a dedicated university partner. Consider this holistic model the future of education: PreK-16.

Career & Degree Ready

Our Career Pathways are designed for students to take degree-applicable courses in fields they are interested in. Students can start an actual degree program while in high school and get into the workforce faster. If you have students interested in earning college credit while in high school, they no longer need to take just any dual-credit course. Instead, EOU has 100+ university courses taught by expert faculty that apply directly to accredited bachelor degrees. No more transferring courses to colleges that do not apply toward a degree.

Student Success

Whether high school teachers host the dual-credit course in their classroom, or students take any of our 100+ online courses, you will always know how your students are performing. EOU utilizes student participation data to create a weekly Student Success Report your team can access, allowing us to flag at-risk students through our early alert system.

Teachers, Counselors, and Educational Staff

The Early College Dual Credit program at Eastern Oregon University serves more than just students, we serve you. Educating generations of teachers since 1929, we know that educators are students too. We partner with your professional staff to provide:

You have questions? We have answers!

How do I get approved to teach dual credit high school classes?


To be eligible/“authorized” as a high school teacher to teach college level courses through Eastern Promise, high school teachers must meet several requirements:

1. Be approved by their high school administration and Eastern Oregon University (Complete this form)

2. Have taught in the discipline or related subject area for at least three years or have a master’s degree, preferably in their teaching discipline – verification required.

3. Attend an Eastern Promise training session in their discipline conducted by the appropriate Eastern Promise Professional Learning Community (PLC)

4. Become an active member of the PLC; i.e. attend all meetings and trainings throughout the year.

5. Renew authorization annually, and be willing to allow college and university faculty to assess their performance

Interested in becoming a dual credit teacher? Contact ep@eou.edu to get started!

What are my responsibilities as a Dual Credit Teacher?


Once you have been authorized to teach dual credit courses, you must:

1. Attend an Eastern Promise training session in their discipline conducted by the appropriate Eastern Promise Professional Learning Community (PLC)

2. Become an active member of the PLC and work closely with your PLC leader; i.e. attend all meetings and trainings throughout the year.

3. Renew authorization annually, and be willing to allow college and university faculty to assess their performance

Is my school eligible to partner with Eastern Promise?


Absolutely! Contact us today to learn more about partnering with Eastern Promise at ep@eou.edu

My school is interested in offering professional development for our staff. How do we get started?


We can help! We have developed “Grow Your Own Teacher” Licensure programs, offer professional certifications through the Bridge Academy, award teaching license endorsements, and offer opportunities for educators of all levels to earn PDUs and continue their education.
Begin by contacting ep@eou.edu and to learn how we can help!

Can I receive PDUs or Credit for being a Dual Credit Teacher and attending PLC meetings?


Yes! Teachers and educators can receive PDU for participation or 1 graduate-level credit per PLC meeting (at a nominal cost).

Credit Overlay Non-Admitted Form / Credit Overlay Reg Form – These two forms are required if you are choosing the option of receiving a grad credit for your participation in an Eastern Promise PLC group. Your participation in a PLC group will be verified by the attendance sheet from your PLC meeting. Please send your completed forms, and any questions you may have to ep@eou.edu .

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Start Your Future – Today

Eastern Oregon University invites high school administrators, counselors, teachers, students, and parents to connect with us today and learn how Eastern Promise can help accelerate your future.

Call us today: 541-962-3086
Email: ep@eou.edu