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Southern Oregon University

Welcome to the School of Education

Whether you are just exploring the idea of being a teacher or you're a seasoned veteran, the School of Education at Southern Oregon University offers several programs to meet your needs. From Initial Licensure, to adding an endorsement, or even pursuing a Continuing License, we have a program that's right for you. We invite you to follow the Programs link to begin your investigation.

Mission Statement

"We are a community of learners committed to preparing teachers for educational challenges of a changing and increasingly diverse society."

Distance Learning Options

The School of Education is reaching out to teachers in the region by offering undergraduate and graduate courses through two-way video and online.  Teachers can earn their Master of Education and Continuing Teaching License and professional development credits without traveling to SOU - utilizing distance learning technologies in their community.  Schedule of Distance Learning classes

Non-admitted students can take classes at SOU. Download the .pdf with step-by-step directions. You can use this process until the first Thursday of the current term. For assistance, contact the Enrollment Services Center ( or 541-552-6600).

Master of Education classes offered face-to-face in Coos Bay at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Learn more.

ONLINEDegree Completion in Early Childhood Development.  Students complete the general education and early childhood education prerequisite courses at their local community college, then transfer to SOU and complete their degree TOTALLY online.

Instructions for Registering for distance learning classes.