Our mission is to enrich lives in the classroom and in communities. Our students will become the next generation of teachers, adult educators, informal educators, counselors and educational leaders. Our faculty’s research helps us understand how people learn and teach. Today's students will support tomorrow's learners.
When you boil it down, counseling is all about one thing: helping people. That was the principle that the Counseling program here at the Oregon State University College of Education was founded over 100 years ago. Now, all these years later, dedicated faculty like Cass Dykeman keep that principle alive and well. One of his current projects is focused on the area of Corpus Linguistics, a form of the study of language that utilizes chunks of real-world text to look for patterns and meanings, focused in this case on mental health of millennials. Cass is also the top advisor in the College of Education and the 4th highest in OSU history, having advised 37 dissertations in his time at OSU over the past 20 years.
I am excited to report on the creation of the College of Education Alumni and Friends Leadership Circle. The AFLC is a volunteer board composed of College of Education alumni and friends who are committed to supporting the long-term success and sustainability of the college and promoting opportunities for the College of Education community. Alumni leaders, and our closest friends, contribute directly to college scholarship and programmatic resources and assist in the development and implementation of alumni, student, and education community engagement strategies.
Please meet our members of the AFLC who have elected to dedicate their time and effort in support of the college. I am truly grateful to this inaugural group of AFLC members, Gerald Hamilton, Camille Preus, Betty Flad, Joth Ricci, Chris Stephenson, and Jason Dorsette!
- Dr. Toni Doolen
Dean, College of Education
Book Sustainable Development of Human Capital with a chapter by Dr. Darlene Russ-Eft and doctoral student Laura Boehme has been released.
The school district and Oregon State University-Cascades are in the second year of a collaborative effort called the Math Learning Lab, in which OSU-Cascades education instructor Melinda Knapp teaches teams of elementary teachers the best methods for teaching math to young kids.
Funded by the Sisters-based Roundhouse Foundation, the Oregon State University-Cascades’ Masters of Arts in Teaching program is sending its graduate students, as well as teachers who graduated from OSU-Cascades, to lead free STEM-themed summer camps for middle schoolers.
Oregon State University has been awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to improve instruction of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, and better meet needs of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.