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Schools and Majors

School of Architecture and Allied Arts – The School of Architecture and Allied Arts is one of six professional schools at the University of Oregon with degree granting programs in Eugene and Portland. We are a collegial learning community dedicated to the advancement of environmental sustainability, international understanding, and cross-disciplinary education. The school is recognized for its academic excellence and innovative studio-based education.

Early Intervention Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement – The UO College of Education offers Initial and Continuing Licenses with endorsements in special education, either the add-on (level I) endorsement or the stand-alone (level II) endorsement. The Early Intervention Special Education (EI) endorsement program prepares professionals to work with children from birth through age eight who have disabilities ranging from mild to severe. The program can be completed as a 22-credit add-on endorsement (EI) to an elementary or special education license or as a stand-alone endorsement (EI II).

Preparing Autism Specialists for Schools (PASS) – Preparing Autism Specialists for Schools (PASS) trains pre-service and in-service professionals to work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). With the 1990 re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), autism was added as a separate disability category. In the last fifteen years, the numbers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are served under IDEA has fueled national demand for educational specialists at all levels who have expertise in the area of autism.

CDS Master’s Program – Graduate Student Clinical Training Graduate students provide intervention and evaluation services to children and adults with communication and cognitive disorders. Students are supervised by faculty members who hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA and who are licensed by the state. Faculty supervise in their area of specialty, including pediatric and adult speech and language disorders, adult neurogenics, voice, augmentative communication, and audiology. Students provide services in the on-campus SLHC. In addition, students have the opportunity to work with university supervisors in a variety of off-campus placements. Placements range from early intervention classrooms, public school settings, nursing homes and assistive living. During the last two quarters of the CDS master’s program, graduate students are placed in a full-time public school and medical setting. Students are placed in the Eugene-Springfield area, Portland metro area and additional sites around the state.

CDS Doctoral Program – Communication Disorders and Sciences Program Effective cognitive communicative skills play a key role in the achievement of academic, social, and vocational success and, in turn, in the development of productive and contributing citizens. The philosophy of the Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) program is that the ability to communicate and process effectively is a fundamental right of all human beings. When this right is compromised through circumstances affecting any child, adolescent, or adult, society suffers along with the individual.

Couples and Family Therapy Master’s Program – The Couples and Family Therapy master’s specialization is a 90-credit, two-year program that trains students to become professional family therapists in preparation for state licensure. Graduates of the program are equipped to provide leadership in the field of systemic family therapy for students and mental health professionals in other disciplines. Graduates are employed in mental health centers, hospitals, health-maintenance organizations, family-services clinics, churches, and the state department of children and families.

Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences – As a field of study, Special Education (SPED) is dedicated to the improvement of the quality and outcomes of education, employment, and community living for children and adults with special needs and their families. Special education degrees are offered beginning in the undergraduate level continuing though doctoral studies.

Family and Human Services major – The Family and Human Services major prepares professionals for roles that assist children, youth, adults, and families, with life-long learning in human service settings. The FHS major explores the various ways in which society helps and hinders today’s families to function well for both adults and children. The FHS major prepares students to work with individuals and families in a variety of roles and settings within human service agencies.

Pre- Health Program – Pre-Health includes pre-professional programs in dental hygiene, dentistry, medicine (allopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic), medical technology, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine.

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School Psychology program – Our nationally-recognized graduate programs provides outstanding opportunities for students who are interested in receiving state-of-the-art training in School Psychology. This scientist-practitioner program operates within a cutting-edge environment that fosters innovation, collegiality, and close mentoring by world-class faculty. If you are interested in a behaviorally-oriented scientist-practitioner training program that focuses on evidence-based practices for primary prevention and early intervention, this program is for you!