Promoting lifelong learning

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.

Returning to the Roots of Counseling

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.

    College of Education Alumni and Friends Leadership Circle

    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