University of Portland School of Education

University of Portland School of Education

At the University of Portland School of Education, we prepare teachers and school leaders to educate the whole person in the tradition of the Holy Cross, which began two centuries ago.  As the premier program in the Portland metropolitan area, we partner with over 100 schools and 18 school systems. Our School of Education online programs reinforce our 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.

The University of Portland School of Education’s vision is simple: we prepare educators to serve the needs of every learner: Every heart. Every mind. Every child. We believe that each individual is a learner by nature, and we take our responsibility to our community seriously. Our programs prepare educators to serve their communities by nurturing that learner’s spirit in each student.

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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.

Undergraduate Programs

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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.

Graduate Programs

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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. No matter which community you serve, our programs will challenge you and prepare you for the rigors of teaching.


School of Education dean, Dr. John Watzke

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.

About School of Education

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

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