School District Partnerships

There are two primary ways in which the graduate school partners with school districts—educator candidate placement and district-affiliated cohorts.


Teaching, School Counseling, and School Psychology

The Partnership and Placement Office maintains robust, intentional relationships with schools and districts in the Portland metro area. We place graduate candidates with educators who are leaders in their fields. The strength of our graduate teaching, school counseling, and school psychology programs offer schools and districts uniquely prepared candidates. Our students bring a social justice lens and an eagerness to hone their practical skills alongside our area’s esteemed teachers, school counselors, and school psychologists.

Host Candidates in Your District

  • To learn more about hosting our teaching candidates in your district, please contact
  • To learn more about hosting our school counseling and school psychology candidates in your district, please contact

District-Affiliated Cohorts

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling proudly offers multiple district-affiliated programs that enable paraeducators, teachers, and administrators to deepen their craft and advance their careers. Each program is grounded in social justice and equity-based practices, and utilizes Lewis & Clark’s traditional small-cohort model. With classes held in the community and online, our district-affiliated programs offer more accessibility for practicing educators and working professionals. Additionally, Lewis & Clark will provide students who currently work in our partner districts and join a district-affiliated cohort a significant scholarship award.

Learn More

To learn more about bringing a district-affiliated cohort to your district, please contact