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Education

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
  • Technology in education
  • Teaching English as foreign language
  • Multicultural education
  • Teaching bilingual and English languages
  • Inclusion: Special needs students
  • Working with students with autism

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
  • CURRENT EDUCATION COURSES

     

    Fall 2019 Education Courses
    CourseCRNDaysTimesLocationInstructor
    ED200 33917 Tues 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Woodburn Center Sara Csaky
    ED200 35070 Tues 5:00-7:50 PM Salem Campus Cecelia Monto
    ED200 40396 Thurs 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED200 40435 Thurs 2:30-5:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED229 33918 Wed 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED265 41829 Mon 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Joseph James
    LING210 42581 Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:50 PM Salem Campus Yolanda Valdez
    MTH211 30299 Mon/Wed 4:00-5:50 PM Salem Campus Garth Fleming
    MTH211 40329 Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:50 PM Woodburn Center Warren Trotter
    MTH211 41952 Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:50 PM Salem Campus Garth Fleming
    MTH213 39643 Mon/Wed 10:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Toby Wagner
    MTH213 42605 Tues/Thurs 3:00-4:50 PM Woodburn Center Jay Farjami

     

    CourseCRNDaysTimesLocationInstructor
    Winter 2020 Education Courses
    ED200 58728 Tues 5:00-7:50 PM Salem Campus Cecelia Monto
    ED200 61381 Wed 2:30-5:230 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED200 61097 Thurs 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED229 56195 Tues 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Woodburn Center Sara Csaky
    ED230 61549 Tues 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED233 62427 Wed 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky

    ED240

    61133 (L)

    61134 (B)

    Thurs

    Fri

    12:30-2:20 PM

    8:30-11:20 AM

    Salem Campus

    Salem Area

    Sara Csaky

    LING210 63059 Mon/Wed 12:30-2:20 PM Salem Campus Ed Lazzara
    LING210 62091 Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:50 PM Salem Camp;us Yolanda Valdez
    MTH211 53416 Mon/Wed 10:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Tobey Wagner
    MTH212 50969 Mon/Wed 4:00-5:50 PM Salem Campus Garth Fleming
    MTH212 62463 Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:50 PM Salem Campus Garth Fleming
    MTH212 61025 Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:50 PM Woodburn Center Warren Trotter

     

    CourseCRNDaysTimesLocationInstructor
    Spring 2020 Education Courses
    ED200 79231 Wed 2:30-5:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED200 77836 Thurs 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED229 79901 Thurs 4:30-7:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED230 80073 Tues 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Woodburn Center Sara Csaky
    ED230 81453 Wed 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED240*

    79659 (L)

    79660 (B)

    TBD

    TBD

    TBD

    TBD

    Salem Campus

    Salem Area

    Kevin Carr
    ED258 73417 Tues 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED265 80074 Mon 6:00-8:50 PM Salem Campus Joseph James
    LING210 80524 Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:50 PM Salem Camus Yolanda Valdez
    MTH211 81131 Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:50 PM Woodburn Center Warren Trotter
    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
    MTH213 70413 Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:50 PM Salem Campus TBD
    MTH213 79579 Tues/Thurs 4:30-6:20 PM Woodburn Center TBD

    *Only for Future STEM Teachers

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

  • TIPS FOR SUCCEEDING IN THIS PROGRAM

    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
  • EDUCATION TRANSFER DEGREE ADVISING GUIDES

    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. For specific information on teacher credentials, visit the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission.

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Fall Preview Day

    Friday, September 20th at 11:45 a.m. 

    • Become a Teacher - Bldg. 8 Rm. 201
    • Study a Language - Bldg. 8 Rm. 204
    • Join the Mock Trial Team - Bldg. 8 Rm. 119

    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 app.oregonstudentaid.gov between November 1st & March 1st

     

  • STEM TEACHING NSF NOYCE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Chemeketa has partnered with Pacific University and the National Science Foundation Noyce Program to suport students seeking teaching careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The Pacific Chemeketa Noyce Inspires (PCNI) program creates a five-year pathway with financail 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 Gail Sanchez, STEM Teaching Navigator at 503.584.7147 or email.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS

    Chemeketa courses are offered to serve professional development needs of educators living in the area. Gain skills in the teaching field by taking classes, such as –

    • Technology for Educators
    • Spanish for Educators
    • Multicultural Education
    • Education based study abroad in Oaxaca (during spring break)
  • CONTACT AN ADVISOR

    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
    nlegaspi@pacificu.edu
     
    Darlene Fritz - Western Oregon University
    Schedule an appointment - Click here
    Advising website - Click here