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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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Why choose program or class?

Educators play an important role throughout people's 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

    Winter 2018 

    ED200 61097 Wed 6-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED200 58728 Wed 12-2:50 PM Salem Campus Cecelia Monto
    ED200 61381 Thurs 6:30-9:20 PM Woodburn Center Sara Csaky
    ED229 61135 Tues 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED230 61549 Tues 1-3:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky


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    12-1:50 PM

    8-11:50 AM

    Salem Campus

    Sara Csaky

    LING210 62091 Tues/Thurs 12:30-2:20 PM Salem Campus Ed Lazzara
    MTH211 53416 Mon/Wed 10:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Toby Wagner
    MTH212 50969 Mon/Wed 4-5:50 PM Salem Campus Garth Fleming
    MTH212 62463 Tues/Thurs 4-5:50 PM Salem Campus Garth Fleming
    MTH212 61025 Tues/Thurs 4:30-6:20 PM Woodburn Center Warren Trotter

    Spring 2018

    ED200 77836 Thurs 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED229 73415 Thurs 1-3:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED230 80073 Tues 9:30 AM-12:20 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED233 80072 Wed 6-8:50 PM Salem Campus Sara Csaky
    ED258 73417 Tues 6:30-9:20 PM Woodburn Center Sara Csaky
    ED265 80074 Mon 6-8:50 PM Salem Campus Cindy Ryan
    LING210 80524 Mon/Wed 12:30-2:20 PM Salem Camus Ed Lazzara
    MTH212 74727 Mon/Wed 4-5:50 PM Salem Campus Toby Wagner
    MTH213 70413 Tues/Thurs 4-5:50 PM Salem Campus Garth Fleming
    MTH213 79579 Tues/Thurs 4:30-6:20 PM Woodburn Center Warren Trotter

    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

    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.


    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 a Counselor

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

    Marty Branch – Counselor, Salem Campus
    Juan Carlos Deloya – Counselor, Salem Campus
    Francisca Sandoval-Juarez – Counselor, Woodburn Center
    (se habla espanol)
    Mike Zunin – Counselor, Salem Campus
  • Upcoming Events

    Chemeketa Education Program Open House

    Friday, April 27, 2018
    4-6 pm

    Location TBA

    This event will have a special focus on high school students making their college plans. Financial aid representatives will have information on the Oregon Promise and how to apply to Chemeketa. University partners will be available to assist you in charting a pathway for degree completion. 

    Please RSVP by emailing Amber McMurray or calling 503.399.5140.

    Invitation to Multicultural Event & Poetry Collection Presentation

    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    12 pm

    Western Oregon University Room TBA

    Guest Lecture & Workshop with Dr. J.M. Persanch of Western Oregon University

    Friday, May 11, 2018
    4-6 pm

    Location TBA