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

Early-Bird Deadline: February 1, 2024

Final Deadline: September 6, 2024

“The experienced professors were very supportive, offering advice to not only better my learning as a future teacher, but as a lifetime student and learner. I owe great thanks and appreciation towards EOU in pairing me up with my practicum and student teaching placements.”

Katie Johnson
Elementary Education
Grand View, Idaho

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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