Division of Education & Leadership


The Division of Education and Leadership (DEL)

The Division of Education and Leadership (DEL) is based upon democratic ideals, educational equity, cultural sensitivity, caring and committed professionalism, and an intellectually vital community. We are committed to facilitating the learning and development of our candidates who, in turn, can successfully affect the learning and development of P-12 students in schools. Accredited by NCATE and Oregon's TSPC since 1954, we are one of only eight nationally accredited teacher preparation programs in Oregon.

We have adopted the EdTPA assessment as a culminating performance assessment for teacher candidates beginning Spring Term of 2015. EdTPA is a performance assessment of readiness to teach that has been adopted by over 30 states and throughout Oregon. Passing this assessment is a pre-requisite for a teaching license. Learn more about EdTPA.

Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

Apply today for an opportunity to receive a maximum of $5,000 scholarship for your first year of enrollment. Recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during their term of support and meet minimum admissions requirements.

Students must demonstrate “Academic Merit” determined by acceptance into a WOU graduate program, GPA, honors/awards, demonstrated leadership, and scholarly activities.