School of Education

  • Impact the lives of students and families through education
  • Graduate into a network of alumni and peers, ready to change the world
  • Graduate programs that propel you toward advanced teaching and school leadership
  • Firmly grounded in a Holy Cross tradition of educating the whole person

For nearly two centuries, we have been preparing teachers and school leaders to educate the whole person, in the tradition of Holy Cross.  As the premier program in the Portland metropolitan area, we partner with over 100 schools and 18 school systems, sharing the belief that education is a matter of justice, and that gaps in achievement and social opportunity can be addressed by skilled educators formed by mission.

Every heart. Every mind. Every child.

Undergraduate Programs: Four Years To Hone Your Craft

As an undergraduate major, you begin serving in schools during your first semester, completing over 1,200 hours of field experience.


Graduate Programs: Become The Educator You Were Meant To Be

Our nationally accredited graduate programs and full-time faculty prepare you for advanced teaching and school leadership.


A Supportive Faculty To Challenge You

Our dedicated, full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees from leading universities, providing a level of expertise both geographically diverse and unique to the metropolitan area.


Welcome To Our Tradition

As a network of community school partners, faculty, and alumni, our mission is to form educators that address the needs of all learners.


Contact Information:

University of Portland
School of Education
5000 N Willamette Blvd 
Portland OR 97203
Main Office: Franz Hall, Room #427
Phone: 503.943.7135 or 1.800.546.3633
Fax: 503.943.8042


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798