For over a century, Oregon State University has been a leader in the field of education. From our cutting-edge research to our commitments to social justice and lifelong learning, we prepare and empower the next generation of change-makers as teachers, counselors, higher education leaders, and scholars. 

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Our Vision

The College of Education strives to be a leader in innovative and socially-just research, teaching and engagement through responsive approaches for supporting current and future change agents in education, counseling and higher education in Oregon and beyond.

Our Mission

The College of Education at Oregon State University develops change agents in the form of researchers, learning leaders, teachers, higher education professionals and counselors.

Our Values

Social Justice: We value social justice in all aspects of our work. All disciplines must be situated in a context of social justice that acknowledges and embraces inclusivity.

Innovation: We value being and developing leading-edge change agents.

The intersection of practice and research:We value the intersection of practice and research by informing our practice with our research and our research with our practice as change agents and educators.

Reflection: We build reflective practices into all of our work and into the work of students.  We consider the knowledge we have and determine what we don’t know.  We are open to other perspectives.

Integrity: We consider the impact in all of our decision making.  We are change agents in the face of any form of oppression and ask ourselves, “What impact does this decision have on our programs, college, and students?

At Oregon State University’s College of Education, we develop a diverse and inclusive community of scholars, educators and change agents.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are deeply engaged with equity and anti-racism work in our research, teaching and service. Our faculty include award-winning scholars, producing cutting-edge, equity-minded research.

Adult and higher education, counseling, teaching and other programs have redesigned curriculum firmly grounded in diversity, equity and inclusion. The College is fully committed to serving the needs of our underrepresented and marginalized communities through our service.

Our Commitment to Work-Life Balance

Oregon State University’s College of Education respects and celebrates the many life commitments of our employees. We recognize that balance between our personal lives and work environment promotes learning, productivity, and overall well-being. To the extent possible, the College of Education provides our employees with hybrid work environments, flexible scheduling, and respect and understanding of their lives and commitments beyond the campus, while maintaining academic or performance standards and meeting operational needs and goals (see Strategic Plan, pp. 16-17 for more information). 

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