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Eastern Oregon University was founded in 1929 as a teacher's college and today serve as a center for education, culture, and scholarship in Oregon's rural areas. Students receive personal attention from professors and build strong relationships with peers and mentors. Officially designated Oregon's Rural University, EOU cultivates innovative partnerships with communities across the region to expand economic and educational opportunities for all.
YOU guide student inquiry through integrated, high-quality liberal arts and professional programs that lead to responsible and reflective action in a diverse and interconnected world. As an educational, cultural, and scholarly center, EOU connects Oregon's rural regions to a broader world. Our beautiful setting and small size enhance the personal attention our students receive. At the same time, partnerships with colleges, universities, agencies, and communities add to our region and state's educational possibilities.
Academic programs at Eastern Oregon University are offered through the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of STM and Health Science, and the Colleges of Business and Education. Also, programs in Agriculture, in cooperation with Oregon State University, and the baccalaureate degree in Nursing through the Oregon Health & Sciences University are offered on this campus.
The EU Writing Center promotes students' confidence in their practice of writing processes and critical thinking, and to support faculty. Writing tutorials are free of charge to all EOU students, undergraduate, and graduate. The Math Lab is located in Loso 232, just down the hall from the Learning Center, and provides math tutoring services to all students currently enrolled at OU. The Learning Center employs students with records of academic success in foundational coursework to lead group study sessions. Eastern Oregon University's Disability Services Office provides students with disabilities equal access for successfully meeting their academic needs and higher education goals.
EOU offers the Undergraduate Elementary Education program, which results in a Bachelor's degree and teacher licensure at the elementary level. The MAT Program is a graduate teacher preparation program designed to help students obtain Preliminary Oregon Licensure in either an Elementary-Multiple Subjects or Secondary-Single Subject Area(s) and enable students to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree. The Master of Science degree (MS) is intended to provide the student with a full graduate-level study related to education.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is available at a graduate or undergraduate level. It can be taken in conjunction with the Undergraduate Elementary Education program or the MS in Education. It can also be completed separately at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Eastern Oregon University and the College of Education offer a non-licensure major in Early Childhood Education. The Early Childhood Education major is offered entirely online and can be completed in as little as two years.
EOU offers an online Literacy program at the graduate level. The program is available to licensed teachers who wish to add an endorsement to their license. Eastern Oregon University offers teachers who possess a teaching license the opportunity to pursue their Special Education endorsement.
We are a community. With a small campus, students and staff get to know each other and create lasting connections. These relationships create possibilities for our students to succeed in school and their careers. EU students are an integral part of our community, on and off-campus.
Did you know that Eastern Oregon University's excellent academic programs are ranked among the nation's best? Our students have high acceptance rates into graduate, professional and medical schools and are working worldwide as teachers, scientists, CEOs, and artists, naming a few. Discover a program that's right for you.
Get the support you want when you need it! From personal academic advising and career coaching, a library that stays open late (and serves coffee!), to free general medical and wellness checkups at the Student Health Center, our faculty and staff work together across departments to serve students – on and off-campus.
Eastern Oregon University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and educator, committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and learning environment. The EU Multicultural Center develops and delivers programs and services designed to support and retain students from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds. The Center provides students a place to engage in multicultural activities. It offers an inclusive educational environment that nurtures cross-cultural communication and fosters diverse perspectives and ideas. YOU Student Support Services (SSS) is a comprehensive program designed to promote academic success in college. The program is designed for students whose socioeconomic background, educational records, and personal situations suggest they may experience challenges in the EU.
Diversity focused clubs provide opportunities for students to learn and appreciate their background, interests, values, beliefs, etc., as well as the diverse backgrounds of other student groups.
Eastern Oregon University was founded in 1929 by the state legislature as Eastern Oregon Normal School. In 1939, the school's name was changed to Eastern Oregon College of Education, which became two years later, a four-year degree-granting institution. The school's name was changed to Eastern Oregon College in 1956 and Eastern Oregon State College in 1973. The most recent name change, Eastern Oregon University, occurred on April 1, 1997, when Governor John Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2364 at a ceremony in the Governor's office at the Capitol in Salem.

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