Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal employment opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender), religion, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, and all other classes protected by law.
Affirming an ethos that each individual is a learner, that dignity and justice are achieved through education, and that education is a community responsibility, the University of Portland School of Education continues a Holy Cross mission that began two centuries ago to prepare teachers and leaders to "educate the whole child: the heart, the mind, the hands" (Moreau, 1856). Through programs of professional preparation, service, and community building, the School engages society both in the present, and in the future, through generations... of alumni in the pursuit of the common good.
Guided by the University commitment to be a premier comprehensive Catholic university, the School of Education prepares individuals at all stages of their careers to become exceptional professional educators, who teach and lead. Such educators, the School of Education believes, demonstrate an array of knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions. They are life-long learners who are empathetic and respectful of others. They are exceptional communicators and can work effectively with others. Knowledgeable of both theory and practice, they have a broad and deep knowledge about students, the curriculum, and learning, and the concomitant skills to organize classrooms and employ instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of learners.