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Independent Study

Professional learning- at your own pace.
Are you looking for a way to grow your professional practice on your own timeline in independent study? Are you interested in earning PDUs or graduate credits? OEA independent study options allow you to do just this.
All of these opportunities are offered free as a benefit of membership. One semester graduate credit is an option for micro-credentials and our academic partner charges $50 per credit. Our current offerings for Independent Study include:


NEA offers over 175 micro-credentials that have been created by educators for educators. OEA offers members PDUs or graduate credit for their completed micro-credential.

Self-Paced Modules

Self-Paced Modules allow OEA members to earn PDUs at their own pace - there is no facilitator and no time limit.

Webinar Archive

Members can access previous professional learning and informational webinars at any time.
OEA Vice President Enrique Farrera
More members means a stronger union. And as a stronger OEA, we can more effectively bargain for good wages and benefits, so we can focus on our students. That's why I'm proud to be a member of OEA.
Quote by: Enrique Farrera, OEA Vice President
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Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Speak Up For Students and Public Schools

When we act together and lift our voices together in unison, we can improve the lives of children.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).