Message from the Dean

To our current and prospective students, our faculty and staff, our school partners, our alumni, and our donors, I welcome you to the School of Education.

Through our educator preparation programs, we prepare professionals who enter the classroom ready to teach on day one. This preparation includes extensive, evidence-based learning in effective pedagogy in pre-school, elementary, secondary, and special education settings. Our graduates are highly sought after as they develop expertise in teaching their students about STEM, the Arts, literacy, and social sciences in ways that are respectful of student variability and difference and are inclusive of each student’s learning needs.

Many of our students also take advantage of opportunities to broaden their understanding of their profession by participating in learning experiences in one of our domestic or international partner sites. These include schools and universities in Peru, China, Tonga, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, Navajo Nation, and Portugal. We are also increasing our efforts at refining clinically-embedded professional preparation programs to enhance teacher induction and retention. Our graduates become world class teachers who know how to make a difference for each learner. Since we are one of the largest producers of teachers in the state of Utah, that impact is felt around the state and region... 

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