Education degrees that advance your career

A Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Teacher Education

An education degree from Eastern Oregon University prepares you for a fulfilling career teaching in elementary education. Advance your degree further with a master’s degree in teaching, too!

EOU’s bachelor degree program combines content area coursework, core studies and structured student teaching experiences. This combination provides an ideal path to a preliminary teaching license in the state of Oregon.  Students will also complete an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course of study to prepare for culturally responsive teaching practices in a diverse population of learners.

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Graduate Programs

The Master of Arts in Teaching Program is a 10-month program that prepares students to obtain a preliminary Oregon license with an endorsement in either Elementary-Multiple Subjects or a Secondary-Single Subject.  The program is a hybrid of online and on-campus coursework, allowing students to live and student-teach throughout Oregon.

The Master of Science degree (MS) provides the student with a strong graduate level focus area relating to education.  This program is ideal for students enhancing their teaching career with additional theoretical and practical knowledge, usually with an endorsement such as ReadingSpecial Education and/or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Graduate students looking to pursue a teaching license, please refer to our Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

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Graduate Tuition

On Campus

Attend on campus in La Grande, Oregon.  Small classes with one-on-one support from both faculty, advisors and student services like TRiO create a student centered atmosphere. Our small cohort sizes are designed to foster a strong sense of community between students, faculty, and staff.  Exceptional residential hallsstudent clubs and activities and events such as the Outdoor Adventure Program complete the Mountaineer experience.

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Interested in transferring to EOU? Our goal is to make the process seamless. If you have an Associate of Arts (AAOT) or Associate of Science (ASOT) Oregon Transfer Degree, you’ve already met our general education requirements.

Utilizing our transfer pathways, students can begin their studies at one of our community college partners and transfer seamlessly into our Undergraduate Elementary Education program to stay on track with degree completion goals.

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EOU Onsite

Our satellite education programs in Gresham, Hermiston/Pendleton and Ontario, Oregon, offer a face-to-face classroom setting for students residing throughout the state at EOU’s great tuition price!  Learning onsite is designed to meet the needs of the adult-learner and transfer students residing in the associated areas.

Early Childhood Education

This track is designed for educators and early childhood caregivers looking to enhance their professional development. Eastern Oregon University and the College of Education offer a non-licensure major in Early Childhood Education. The Early Childhood Education major is offered completely online and can be completed in as little as two years.

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EOU’s online Early Childhood Education program ranked best in Oregon, 16th in the nation

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A new survey from The Best Schools names Eastern Oregon University’s online early childhood education degree as one of the top 25 online early childhood education offerings in the country.
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