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Educators play an important role throughout our lives. There is a high demand for educators throughout Oregon and the United States. Chemeketa's education programs provide multiple paths for students to become educators and succeed in these careers.

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  • Teacher reading in a classroom to 5 students

Why choose Education?

The leadership, communication, public speaking, and teaching skills you learn in education courses can open doors to many professions:

  • Social worker and counselor
  • Business trainer and management
  • Elementary, middle, and high school teacher
  • College professor, advisor, and student life staff

What will you learn?

Offered in multiple locations and formats, Chemeketa’s education classes will help you learn the foundations of teaching.

  • Introduction to education
  • Classroom experiences
  • Foundations of the education system
  • Instructional strategies
  • Classroom management
  • Student learning and development
  • Children's literature and literacy development
  • Using technology in education
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Teaching bilingual and English languages
  • Inclusion: Working with all students

What will you do?

  • Complete your Education transfer degree.
  • Access experiences and funding opportunities that support education certifications, teaching licensure, education careers, and promote bilingual educators.
  • Take classes that are offered in multiple locations and in virtual and remote options.

To find out more information about the education programs and funding opportunities use the links at the left.

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Bridge Program

    Jump Start Your Future in Education

    Classes begin June 24, 2024

    Our Summer Bridge Program is designed to support aspiring teachers in making a successful transition into college and teacher education programs. This program is especially beneficial for non-traditional students, bilingual individuals, and those from underrepresented communities.

    Program Highlights:

    • Tuition Support: Financial assistance to cover tuition and universal fees for 6 to 9 credits* for all school district employees. (9 credits if you join the Bilingual Student Teacher Leader program).
    • Flexible Scheduling: Offerings include intensive 5-week online courses and standard 8-week remote courses.
    • Bilingual Support: Resources and support available in both English and Spanish.
    • Leadership Development: Opportunities to engage with community leaders and gain leadership skills.
    • Academic Momentum: Build a strong foundation for your teaching career.


    • School district employees.
    • Aspiring educators, particularly those interested in bilingual education.
    • A Commitment to social justice and equity in education.

    How to Apply:

    1. If you haven't been a Chemeketa student in the past two years, apply for admission here.
      Once your application has been processed, contact our office to schedule an advising appointment.
    2. Register for summer term classes.
      Find instructions here.
    3. Complete the Education Program Funding Application.
      Click the link on the left.
  • Summer Term Class Schedule
    Course Attendance Dates Days Times
    ED114 5-week intensive course
    June 24-July 27    

    Remote June 24-August 17 Wednesday 6-7:50pm

    Remote June 24-August 17 Tuesday 6-7:50pm
    ED216 5-week intensive course
    June 24-July 27    
    ED220 5-week intensive course
    June 24-July 27    

    Remote June 24-August 17 Wednesday 3:30-5:20pm