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Teacher Education

Lewis & Clark’s programs for educators prepare you to work in diverse school settings and with all children—including those from different cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds, and those who have special needs. Teachers learn to investigate and support each child’s unique growth—academic, social, and emotional—as citizens of the world. Here, extensive content preparation and research-based models form the basis of a rich intellectual experience and ensure your success beyond the classroom.

For Prospective Teachers

We offer programs for prospective teachers who want to teach in early childhood/elementary or middle-level/high school settings, and those interested in pursuing an ESOL Endorsement. If you do not have a teaching license or certificate, the “prospective teachers” programs are for you.

For Current Teachers

For current teachers who want advanced professional development, we offer a variety of endorsements programs, including ESOL/BilingualReading, and Special Education, and inservice master’s degree programs in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education.

Career Support

We offer a wide variety of career and licensing services for graduate students and alumni. Our goal is to offer services and resources focused on your professional needs, including support for obtaining your teaching license. We also run a New Teacher Conversations program to help new teachers adjust to life in the classroom.



March 5th, 2015

  • Image preview 6:30pm - 8:00pm: LGBTQ Discussion Panel
    PSU’s Graduate School of Education Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) invites the community to an event that will explore LGBTQ issues in schools. The event will feature a panel of professionals, including alumna Catie Griesdorn, MAT ’09, discussing their experiences with this issue as teachers, counselors, and administrators.
  • Image preview 6:45pm: Community Lecture with activist Dolores Huerta
    At 83, Dolores Huerta continues to work tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. Her lecture will address social justice and public policy for working poor immigrants.

March 13th, 2015

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