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Prospective Students

Leading, Learning, Life-Changing

Information sessions

Meet faculty, learn about programs, and start planning your future! Information sessions are held regularly for all of our programs. Click here for the current schedule

We offer doctoral and master's degrees and extensive teaching, counseling, and administrative licensure programs, certificates, and professional development opportunities for both prospective and current educators, administrators, and human services practitioners.

Each year we help prospective P-20 educators and counselors learn the skills and develop the tools to educate and counsel others, and we provide current educators and counselors with the knowledge to advance their career and further hone their talents.

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As a member of the GSE, you’ll learn from nationally recognized faculty while pursuing:

GSE faculty and staff are eager to answer your questions about our programs. You are invited to participate in a group advising session or meet with a program adviser individually (view advising website for details). Our advising sessions will help you find the program that meets your personal interests and professional goals in one of our five departments:

Upon graduation you’ll have a respected degree employers trust, accredited by:

  • NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
  • TSPC (Oregon's Teacher Standards and Practices Commission)
  • CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
  • CORE (Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Education)
  • NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)


Current human services practitioners and educators

Whether you want to add an endorsement or an authorization level to your current license, earn a new degree, meet licensure and CE requirements, or just take additional courses, the GSE can help you meet your goals.

Scholarships and financial aid

A variety of financial aid and scholarship options are available to students and potential students to help make your GSE education possible.


Phone: 503-725-4619
Fax: 503-725-8475


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