What makes Bushnell’s School of Education different than the rest? Our school is training the next generation of teachers and School Counselors who are purposeful, principled and proficient. As you look over our programs, you will see our deep commitment to experiential learning through many practicums and internships in nearby schools. Through all this, our goal is for you to “learn by doing,” while also taking coursework that coincides with your practical experience.

For this reason, we train our students to think outside the box and give them tool boxes for taking a concept from ideation to realization. These are lifelong skills that differentiate our students in the school systems as they move through their careers. The secret to successful teaching and school counseling is not just in the coursework, but the combination of coursework and field experience and knowing how to solve problems no matter where God leads you.

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Suzanne Price, M.Ed.
Associate Dean, School of Education


Joshua Kulmac-Butler, M.A.
Administrative Assistant


Why Choose Bushnell’s School of Education?

The backbone of the School of Education is our outrageously talented faculty. Our faculty of experienced educators are committed to encouraging and supporting students through their academic achievements, vocational pursuits, and spiritual growth. We deliver a high-quality learning experience that extends well beyond the classroom. Training the next generation of school leaders is our passion. Become part of what God is doing here at Bushnell University as He transforms us for higher purposes.

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Bushnell Teacher Education Programs Reaccredited and Receive Commendations

Bushnell University successfully completed the rigorous process through TSPC (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission) to renew their accreditation through Spring of 2024.  This renewal includes the accreditation of the following programs:

  • Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Education
  • Adult Degree Program for Teacher Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education, including the specialty endorsements in ESOL, PE and Special Education
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling

In addition, Bushnell was commended by TSPC for their:

  • Partnerships with surrounding school districts which support local school district targeted needs
  • Progress towards meeting national standards and accreditation

Bushnell will seek National Accreditation for the next accreditation cycle.

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Teachers Standards and Practices Commission

Teacher education and school counseling programs are approved by the Oregon State Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission was established in 1965 to maintain and improve performance in the education profession by approving teacher preparation programs offered by Oregon colleges and universities; by licensing teachers, administrators and other personnel employed in Oregon schools; and by taking disciplinary actions when educators commit crimes or violate Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance.

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The mission of the School of Education at Bushnell University is to equip our students with skills for inside and outside of the classroom environment through working with our committed faculty and through experiential learning. Students will transform into purposeful, principled, and proficient school leaders prepared to mentor and nurture generations of young learners.

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   Suzanne Price, M.Ed.

“Choosing a career in education impacts the world around you. It is a job that blends both the head and heart as teachers foster meaningful relationships that can open doors of opportunity for children and youth. You can learn with, and from, your students as you come alongside them in their educational journey.

The role of teacher can be challenging at times, yet one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. The Evening Undergraduate Teacher Education Program will guide you in developing the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary of effective teachers. Through engaging, hands-on, coursework and time spent in PK-12 classrooms, you will leave the program prepared to confidently meet the demands of the professional. Join us and start making a difference, today!”