COE Mission and Goals
Mission: The College of Education at Western Oregon University prepares skilled professionals in the fields of education, rehabilitation, sign language interpreting, health promotion and exercise science.
Our graduates are academically strong, ready to contribute to the continuously evolving state of their chosen professions, and prepared for a variety of diverse and complex roles in schools, service organizations, and businesses.
- Goal 1: College of Education faculty and administration will provide quality services and strong academic programs to prepare graduates to be knowledgeable, competent, and ethical in their professional lives.
- Goal 2: College of Education faculty and administration will provide leadership to our communities through the preparation of graduate students and through strong working relationships with public and private agencies, schools, and professional associations.
- Goal 3: College of Education administration will ensure professional growth and intellectual vitality in an academically strong and diverse faculty through its recruitment and hiring practices, support for teaching, scholarship, and service, and cultivation of a supportive and collaborative community.
- Goal 4: College of Education faculty and administration will practice and promote excellence in teaching that results in student learning, respects diversity, reflects current knowledge, and models best practices.
- Goal 5: College of Education faculty and administration will maintain and enhance its leadership presence in regional, state, and national dialogues, partnerships, and policy development.
- Goal 6: College of Education faculty and administration will use internal and external data to continually plan, evaluate, enhance and market both its on and off campus programs to meet the changing education, health, social service, and business needs of the local communities and Northwest region.
- Goal 7: College of Education faculty and administration will work with the university, alumni, and external communities to attract and manage the resources needed to carry out the College’s mission and goals.
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities – NWCCU: WOU was last accredited in April 2007.
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education – NCATE: At the October 2007 site visit all standards were met. Our program was last accredited in 2008. In November 2015 we completed our most recent NCATE/TSPC site visit. Though we are awaiting the formal results, we anticipate a complete affirmation of our successful re-accreditation.
- Council on Rehabilitation Education – CORE: Our program was last accredited in 2008 and our next site visit will be in 2018.
- Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education – CCIE: The BA/BS degree program in American Sign Language/English Interpreting earned full national accreditation on March 31, 2010.
CONTACT USDean's Office: (503) 838-8082
- Division of Education and Leadership (DEL): (503) 838-8471
- Division of Health and Exercise Science (HEXS): (503) 838-8908
- Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies (DSPS): (503) 838-8324