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Program Details

The Education AA is a two-year program valuable for those seeking careers as educational assistants in K-12 education or for those working in early childhood settings. It is also useful for those wishing to enter into social services types of employment. An added benefit is that courses listed for the Certificate in Education may apply toward the AA in Education and support the student in advancing toward a Bachelor’s degree and becoming a licensed teacher. This degree is also ideal for those wishing to enter into social services types of employment. The AA is the blueprint for both the first and second years. All courses listed for the AA in Education apply toward a Multidisciplinary Studies degree and can apply toward an elementary teacher preparation program.

The EOU College of Education maintains partnerships with three area community colleges for maximized flexibility. Students are also eligible for scholarships through several organizations supporting education students. Students are required to take three humanities core courses and can choose from courses in Natural, Mathematical, and Informational Sciences, Social Sciences and Artistic Process and Creation that all apply toward a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. The AA is the first step toward a career in education. Students will be prepared to earn a Bachelor's degree, after which they will be equipped with the knowledge and skills not only to become lead teachers, but to advance their careers through further graduate study.

The College faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields. Each faculty member provides students opportunities to master contemporary theories and approaches, and participate in practical experiences that enrich their lives and those they serve.

Eastern Oregon University and their College of Education are dedicated to meeting the University’s commitment of serving rural eastern Oregon and beyond through professional programs that give the student opportunities to engage with high quality instruction, practical research, and meaningful service.

The College offers its education programs at the main campus in La Grande and at regional sites located at Blue Mountain Community College (Pendleton); Mount Hood Community College (Gresham); Southwestern Oregon Community College (Coos Bay); and Treasure Valley Community College (Ontario).  The Master of Science program and other graduate opportunities are available through online instruction.

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities