edge   University of Oregon Department of Geography
Education in Geography

Now, more than ever, geography education matters.


Changing political boundaries, territorial conflicts, sustainability, and globalization are each examples of geographic issues that confront us daily. They illustrate the power and importance of studying geography. Current geography teaching standards and methods help our students understand their rapidly changing world while also grounding them in the local geography of their own hometown, region, and state.


For more than sixty years,
the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon has offered a summer master’s degree program in geography education for K-12 teachers.
This convenient and challenging hybrid program offers the opportunity to work toward a Master's Degree in Geography Education through online and on-campus coursework. Two summers on campus at the University of Oregon in Eugene are sandwiched around fall, spring and winter courses delivered through distance education. The graduate-level geography education classes are also open to teachers who want to update their teaching credentials. 

In this program teaches will:
  • Expand their knowledge and understanding of geography content and pedagogy.
  • Learn how to include geographic thinking in the classroom to solve real-world problems.
  • Think critically about environmental socio-economic, and cultural information from a spatial perspective.
  • Research important issues in geographic education that can enhance their teaching.



For more information contact:

     Lynn Songer,  Ph.D.

     Program Coordinator

     Department of Geography
     Condon Hall 175
     1251 University of Oregon
     Eugene, OR 97403-1251
     E-Mail: Songer@uoregon.edu
      Fax: (541) 346-2067