Undergraduate Elementary Education

Initial teacher licensure for elementary grades

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EOU’s undergraduate initial teacher preparation in elementary education spans two years, pairing coursework alongside practical classroom experiences every term and culminates with full time student teaching. The program prepares candidates for an Oregon teaching license with two endorsements, Elementary – Multiple Subjects and ESOL, in a cohort setting, building a strong sense of community among students, faculty and staff.

UG ELEM ED Program Handbook
22-24 Cohort

UG ELEM ED Program Handbook
23-24 Cohort

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Students preparing to teach elementary grades are required to complete a major in Multidisciplinary Studies, a major in Elementary Education and a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages. Review the academic checklist below for detail.

Elementary Education (ESOL Concentration)  

For more information about this program, contact an advisor.

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As part of the undergraduate Elementary Education program, students are required to pursue a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages, which can lead to an endorsement on the teaching license.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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STEP: 1 Apply to Eastern Oregon University.

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STEP 2: Apply to Undergraduate Elementary Education program at EOU

Application Deadline:  September 15, 2023

“The transition from Treasure Valley Community College to Eastern Oregon University was simple and easy. I was grateful for the fact that they are on the same schedule as far as terms, as well as when the school year starts and finishes, so I was able to adjust much easier. I am also appreciative of the helpful staff and the quick responses I got when it came to questions I had.”

Tessa Conrad
Education (transferred from Treasure Valley Community College)
Ontario, Ore.

Choose your Cohort!

The undergraduate Elementary Education program is available on the main campus in La Grande and onsite in Gresham on the MHCC campus. Additionally, the College of Education is now proud to offer a Hybrid, (remote & onsite) cohort, accessible to students throughout the state of Oregon and more. Please contact Kylie Evans at either krevans@eou.edu or (541) 962-3623.

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Eastern Oregon University’s teacher preparation programs are accredited through Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).


Go further with a MAT

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.

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