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Chemeketa creates a clear path for students who want to earn a four-year degree in education.

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  • Teacher reading in a classroom to 5 students
  • Student teacher working with two students

Why choose Education?

Educators play an important role throughout our lives. There is a high demand for quality math and science teachers as well as bilingual educators throughout the United States, so a career in education could take you anywhere.  

Through a combination of select education courses, practicum experience and general education classes, students will experience a career in teaching from the very beginning and be prepared to successfully transfer to a university to complete their bachelor's degree. 

  • Complete the first two years of your degree
  • Unique opportunity to use bilingual skills in an education career
  • Classes offered in Salem and Woodburn


What will you learn?

Held in Salem and Woodburn, Chemeketa’s education classes will help you learn the foundations of teaching –

  • Introduction to education
  • Classroom practicum
  • Foundations of the American education system
  • Math and science instructional strategy
  • Classroom management
  • Student learning and development
  • Children's literature and literacy development
  • Technology in education
  • Culturalry responsive pedagogy
  • Teaching bilingual and English languages
  • Inclusion: Special needs students

What will you do?

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
    Summer 2021 Education Courses
    ED216 18425 Tues 9:30 AM-1:20 PM     Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED229 17872       Tues 5:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    MTH212 18399 Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:50 Yamhill Valley Campus Marcelo Peralta
    MTH213 18430 Tues/Thurs 6:00-8:20 PM Yamhill Valley Campus Warren Trotter


    Fall 2021 Education Courses
    ED216 43590 Thurs 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED216 43591 Thurs 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED216 43589 Tues 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky 
    ED216 43592 Tues 5:00-7:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED229 33918 Wed 12:30-3:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED265 41829 Mon 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Joseph James
    LING210 42581 OL Online Chemeketa Online Yolanda Valdez
    MTH211 30299 Mon/Wed 4:00-5:50 PM Salem Campus Wayne Barber
    MTH211 43738      Tues/Thurs 5:00-6:50 PM Salem Campus Warren Trotter
    MTH211 41952 Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:50 PM Salem Campus Marcelo Peralta
    MTH213 43110 Mon/Wed 5:00-6:50 PM Salem Campus Marcelo Peralta


    Winter 2022 Education Courses
    ED216 64438 Mon 6:00-8:50 PM Remote - Zoom Sara Csaky
    ED216 64317 Tues 12:30-3:20 PM Remote - Zoom Sara Csaky
    ED216 64319 Tues 6:30-9:20 PM Remote - Zoom Sara Csaky
    ED216 64318 Wed 1:00-3:50 PM Remote - Zoom Sara Csaky
    ED229 56195 Thurs 12:30-3:20 PM Remote - Zoom Sara Csaky
    ED229 53121 Wed 6:00-8:50 PM Remote - Zoom Sara Csaky
    ED230 61549 Thurs 6:00-8:50 PM Remote - Zoom Sara Csaky

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    61134 - Lab



    4:30-5:20 PM


    Remote - Zoom

    Various Schools

    Sara Csaky
    LING210 62091 OL Online Chemeketa Online Paris Myers
    MTH211 53416 Mon/Wed 10:30 AM-12:20 PM Remote - Zoom Tony Wagner
    MTH211 63714 Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:50 PM Remote - Zoom Marcelo Peralta
    MTH212 50969 Mon/Wed 4:00-5:50 PM Remote - Zoom Wayne Barber
    MTH212 62463 Mon/Wed 6:00-7:50 PM Remote - Zoom Wayne Barber
    MTH212 64397 Tues/Thurs 5:00-6:50 PM Woodburn Center Warren Trotter
    MTH212 64398 Tues/Thurs 5:00-6:50 PM Remote - Zoom Warren Trotter


    Spring 2022 Education Courses
    ED COURSES TBD          
    LING210 81027 OL Online Chemeketa Online Yolanda Valdez
    LING210 80524 Tues/Thurs 10:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Ed Lazzara
    MTH212 74727 Mon/Wed 10:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus TBD
    MTH213 80982 Mon/Wed 4:00-5:50 PM Salem Campus TBD


    For the most up-to-date course listings, go to Class Search.


    While in High School

    • Be college-ready
    • Take math and English during senior year
    • Get any other college credits you can (AP courses, IB courses, College Credit Now)
    • Keep your grades up - a 3.5 GPA or higher qualifies students to apply to become a Chemeketa Scholar

    Apply to Chemeketa

    • Follow the steps to apply
    • Work with one of the Education advisors and Sara Csaky, Education Instructor, to begin work on your educational plan

    While at Chemeketa

    • Check in with advisor to ensure you continue to be enrolled in the correct classes for transfer
    • Take the practicum class to help you determine your preference in teaching elementary, middle or high school students

    Earn Your Bachelor's Degree

    • Research and/or visit potential universities you would like to transfer to
    • Attend college fairs and/or university presentations held on campus
    • Complete all necessary enrollment and financial aid applications
    • Take all necessary education courses
    • Study for any necessary licensure exams
    • Graduate

    Corban University: Click here for video

    George Fox University: Click here for video

    Eastern Oregon University: Click here for video

    Pacific University: Click here for video

    Linfield College: Click here for video





    When you complete Chemeketa’s specially-designed two-year transfer degree, you qualify to enter as a junior at most four-year Oregon universities.

    Transfer requirements vary between each university, so let Chemeketa’s Education advisors and instructors help you navigate the process and achieve your goals.

    Transfer guides 

    To teach in Oregon's K-12 school system, you must be licensed and must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. For specific information on teacher credentials, visit the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission.


    Oregon Teacher Scholars Program (OTSP)

    Become a teacher

    • Must be enrolled in an Oregon approved preliminary licensure program.
    • Must be racially or linguistically diverse.
    • Attend conferences/events.
    • Connect with other scholars.
    • Build resume skills.
    • Network with potential future employers.
    • $5,000 scholarship

    Apply at OTSP between November 1st & March 1st



    Future teachers are invited to apply for one free class in winter or spring term through the Community College Teacher Pathway Tuition Grant, funded by the Oregon Department of Education.

    The tuition grant will cover tuition and fees for one ED class in the winter or spring terms of 2022. Apply online using this Grant Application.


    Chemeketa has partnered with Pacific University and the National Science Foundation Noyce Program to support students seeking teaching careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The Pacific Chemeketa Noyce Inspires (PCNI) program creates a five-year pathway with financial and academic supports to ensure student success in becoming a STEM teacher. Graduates are in high demand and earn an average of $50,000 a year in the first year of STEM teaching-

    • Year 1 - Enroll in Chemeketa and apply to become an PCNI STEM Teaching Explorer. You will receive a $500 scholarship, a free ED240 STEM Teaching Practicum class, and quarterly advising meetings.
    • Year 2 - Complete your AAOT at Chemeketa as an PCNI STEM Teaching Intern. You will receive up to a $2,000 scholarship, participate in quarterly advising meetings and have a summer teaching internship position.
    • Year 3 - Transfer to Pacific University (Forest Grove) as a NSF PSiMS Scholar to continue work on your bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and receive a $5,900 scholarship and academic advising.
    • Year 4 - Complete your bachelor's degree as a NSF Noyce Scholar at Pacific University (Forest Grove) in a STEM field and receive a $10,000 scholarship.
    • Year 5 - Attend Pacific University Woodburn Campus as a NSF Noyce Scholar to complete a Master of Arts in Teaching STEM and receive a $15,000 scholarship.

    Use this link to apply for this fantastic opportunity:  STEM Application

    Contact Vania Fenner, STEM Teaching Navigator at 503.399.5236 or email.

  • FREE FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION CLASS (ED216) - High School Students Only

    Start your teaching degree with our free course, Foundations of Education, specifically for high school students. The class transfers to every university in Oregon and will help you chart your pathway into the teaching field.

    Foundations of Education course application


    Become a mentor for high school students and help them on their pathway to becming future teachers!

    Apply here: Application


    Transfer requirements vary between each university, so let Chemeketa's education advisors and instructors help you navigate the process to achieve your goals.

    Juan Carlos Deloya – Advisor, Salem Campus
    Francisca Sandoval-Juarez – Advisor, Woodburn Center
    (se habla espanol)
    Cathy Martell-Straight – Advisor, Salem Campus
    Noemi Legaspi-Valverde - Pacific University Woodburn Community Networker
    Darlene Fritz - Western Oregon University
    Schedule an appointment - Click here
    Advising website - Click here