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The TPSSS Resource Center is open from 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.

During Fall Term 2022.

We are also available via Zoom! | 503-838-8568 | tpsss@wou.edu

We are located in the Richard Woodcock Education Center (RWEC), Room 213.

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Teacher Prep Student Support Services (TRIO)

Welcome to Teacher Prep Student Support Services (TPSSS) at Western Oregon University. TPSSS is a federally funded TRIO grant program that provides support to future teachers.

To to be eligible for TPSSS you need to be working toward your first undergraduate degree in teaching and qualify in at least one of the following ways:

  • Be a “first-generation” undergraduate college student (neither of your parents/primary supports has a Bachelor’s degree).
  • Meet federal financial eligibility requirements.
  • Have a documented disability.

The Teacher Prep SSS Program is funded at $261,888 annually by the U.S. Department of Education.

Want to learn more about TRIO at WOU? Head to our Resources page!


Accepting applications for Fall 2022. Apply today!

This application will take about 15 minutes to complete. At the end of this application, you will need to include responses to the following two short answer prompts. Each response should be a minimum of 1,000 characters (140 words) long, including spaces.

The Short Answer Questions are listed below. You may want to write them before beginning to protect your application.

  • Short Answer Question 1: What TPSSS services would you be most interested in receiving? What interests you most about the services you selected and how will they benefit you?
  • Short Answer Question 2: Tell us about your greatest challenges, academically and/or personally. How do you think these challenges might impact your college experience?

Have any questions? Contact TPSSS Director, Jen Koshnick, at koshnickj@wou.edu 


Are you a student curious to learn more about our program or a staff member looking to refer a student to TPSSS? Fill out the form below!


WOU TPSSS provides a number of services to participants of the program that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Academic advising
  • Development of an individualized education plan
  • Tutoring
  • Peer mentoring
  • Teacher licensure exam (ORELA) preparation workshops
  • Financial literacy development
  • FAFSA and scholarship application help
  • Student success seminars and workshops
  • Career development (career fairs and graduate school visits)
  • Connection with other Education Majors
  • Admission to cultural events on campus
  • New Student “Destination Western” Summer Program!

Contact TPSSS

Email: tpsss@wou.edu

Office: 503-838-8568