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Contact the MSEd: Special Education program:

Phone: 503-838-8675
Postal: College of Education
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361

Faculty for MSEd: Special Education program:


Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9286 | | RWEC 131


NTT Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8765 | | RWEC 118


Professor, Division Chair, Education & Leadership
503-838-8450 | | RWEC 116


Pre-Education Advisor & Graduate Programs Advisor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8675 | | RWEC 164

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"Being a student in the M.S. in SpEd program at Western Oregon University gave me the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that equipped me to become an effective teacher. The professors in this program provide both challenge and motivation in the classroom setting through the support, knowledge, and enthusiasm that they exhibit in their teaching practices. Aside from establishing positive relationships with the professors, I also had the opportunity to build relationships with mentors in a nearby school district, while completing my field experience requirements. Receiving mentorship and guidance in the special education field before beginning my teaching career, helped me apply the knowledge that I had gained in my classes to support students in their academic and/or functional development. Overall, this program helped me grow so much as a person and a teacher, and I know it will do the same for you."

Nicolette Wise

M.S. in Ed. Special Education

"When I joined the Special Educator program at WOU, I could not have been more pleased with how well it prepared me for a professional career as a teacher. Everything in our preservice training was about high performance and gaining an honest familiarity with this discipline, and yet it was blended with a freedom to be connected to our own individualism. Every lecture, every teaching strategy presented, was ultimately about the goal of equipping us to transform the lives of students and meet their needs in profound ways. Western Oregon respects the diversity and autonomy of its students, but also equips each person to become an expert in their chosen field. Through exposure to cutting edge best practices, growth opportunities in student teaching, and guidance from some of the nation’s top professors, WOU has truly found a way to send out the best of the best."

Jake Dorr

M.S. in Ed. Special Education

"The journey to become a special education teacher is a demanding, rigorous path. WOU’s special education program requires its students to fully commit to the hard work it takes to become a great educator, but it’s a collaborative journey. The professors are there every step of the way to deliver the guidance and tools required for you to find success. Their backgrounds in education provide more than mere textbook learning. I gained knowledge through experiential learning, insight from cutting edge research, opportunities to hone my classroom skills, and a local community of professional K-12 teachers who are now my colleagues and mentors. Ultimately, you get out what you put in. So dive in, commit fully to the journey, and WOU’s program will guide you in creating a fulfilling career where you have the honor of helping students reach their own potential every day."

Josh Wolf

M.S. in Ed. Special Education

"The WOU SpEd program provided me the experience and knowledge to become the best teacher I could be. The program provided me with opportunities to grow and expand in my teaching skills. The support and encouragement from my professors, helped foster the strength and determination to grow in my leadership skills. The small cohort sizes helped create an environment of collaboration and diversity, to impact my future students for the better. Everyone within the SpEd program have a similar vision. This vision is: to provide students with opportunities to grow their minds, hearts and independence skills; in order for students to have a positive impact on the community and world in which they live."

Katelyn Coburn

M.S. in Ed. Special Education