College of Education / Teaching Research Institute

WOU awarded grant to close opportunity grant gaps for culturally and linguistically diverse students

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently awarded $200,000 to Western Oregon University’s Teaching Research Institute and College of Education, one of nine competitively funded grant awards, to support Project High Five – Culture, Collaboration, Commitment, Communication and Community. The project is a collaborative endeavor between WOU, Central School District (CSD) 13J, the Ella Curran … Continue reading

WOU receives $1.4 million gift to create the  Richard Woodcock Education Center  to train Oregon’s next generation of teachers
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WOU receives $1.4 million gift to create the Richard Woodcock Education Center to train Oregon’s next generation of teachers

Western Oregon University’s new College of Education building is now one step closer to reality thanks to a generous donation from former psychology professor and education leader Dr. Richard W. Woodcock. The $1.4 million gift is the third largest single donation in school history and will help create the Richard Woodcock Education Center; a 58,000 … Continue reading

Oregon Education Investment Board Designates the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership as One of Six STEM Hubs in Oregon
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Oregon Education Investment Board Designates the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership as One of Six STEM Hubs in Oregon

Original OIT news release here. Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) and the Oregon Department of Education have awarded grants totaling $2.8 million dollars to six regional STEM Hubs representing 21 counties in Oregon The Oregon Education Investment Board announced that the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership will be one of its six regional STEM Hubs in … Continue reading

New education building received Governor’s Executive Order 12-16 designation
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New education building received Governor’s Executive Order 12-16 designation

Oregon Governor John A. Kitzhaber announced the designation of Western Oregon University’s new College of Education (CoE) as a demonstration project under Executive Order 12-16. This order promotes innovative use of wood products as a green building material, encourages innovative uses of wood products and increases markets for Oregon wood products. The new education building … Continue reading

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Master’s in interpreting studies earns award for outstanding program

Western Oregon University’s Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) has won the 2013 University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) West Region Outstanding Credit Program Award, which recognizes outstanding professional and continuing education programs allowing students to earn academic credit. The award will be presented at the UPCEA West Region Conference in Tucson, Ariz. … Continue reading