Mar 04, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog 
  
2023-2024 General Catalog

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services


Dean: Alan L Smith
Location: Emma Eccles Jones Education 109
Phone: (435) 797-0634
E-mail: amber.summers@usu.edu
Website: cehs.usu.edu

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies:
David Feldon, Education 213, (435) 797-0556, david.feldon@usu.edu

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Clinical Programs:
Gretchen Peacock, CCE 452, (435) 797-0721, gretchen.peacock@usu.edu

Associate Dean for Accreditation and Undergraduate Studies:
Sylvia Read, Education 101, (435) 797-2714, sylvia.read@usu.edu

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation:
Shawn Whiteman, Education 453A, (435) 797-9184, shawn.whiteman@usu.edu

Academic Departments and Degrees

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services has the following departments, which offer the degrees shown:

Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education - BS, BA, MS, MA, MEd, AuD, PhD
Human Development and Family Studies - CERT, BS, BA, MS, MHDFS, MMFT, PhD
Kinesiology and Health Science - BS, MS, MEd, MHP, MFP, PhD
Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences - BS, MS, MEd, MA, EdS, PhD
Nursing - CERT, AAS, BSN, RN to BSN (online program)
Psychology - BS, BA, MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling - BS, BA, MEd, MS, MRC, EdS, EdD, PhD
Teacher Education and Leadership, School of - BS, BA, MEd, MS, EdS, EdD, PhD

In addition, the college offers the following degrees:

General Studies Major - BS, BA
Interdisciplinary Studies Major - BS, BA

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services provides preparation programs for prospective teachers, counselors and other professional personnel in education, and professionals in human services areas as well as corporate settings. Students are urged to refer to the more detailed descriptions of departmental programs, majors, and areas of specialization contained in this catalog.

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services participates in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major and General Studies Major, which offers flexibility for qualifying students who cannot identify an existing degree that meets their needs.

Accreditation

Utah State University is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation and approved by the Utah State Board of Education. Students who are licensed to teach in the State of Utah may qualify for licensure in other states and the District of Columbia. Additional program accreditations include: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, American Association of Family and Consumer Science, American Psychological Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, Council on the Education of the Deaf, Council on Rehabilitation Education, National Association of School Psychologists, and Council on Accreditation of the National Recreation Park Association.

University Studies Requirements

All students graduating from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services must complete the USU University Studies Depth Requirements 

Admission Requirements to Teacher Education

Students wishing to enter the Teacher Education Program at Utah State University must formally apply for admission and be approved by the Office of the Associate Dean of Accreditation and Undergraduate Studies as well as by the department where the teaching major is being offered. All applicants are required to pass a criminal background check, have a 3.0 overall GPA upon admission, meet minimum course grades throughout the program and exit with a 3.00 overall GPA. Individual departments may also have additional admission requirements. Students are not permitted to enroll in the teacher education professional core classes prior to being admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

Detailed information about admission to the Teacher Education Program should be obtained from a departmental advisor or from the Office of the Associate Dean for Accreditation and Undergraduate Affairs.

Teacher Licensing

The Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is assigned responsibility for the development, approval, and administration of Teacher Licensing requirements for students.

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services currently offers preservice teacher preparation leading to licensure in over 40 different areas, including early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, and special education. In addition, advanced programs leading to professional licensure are available for administrators, supervisors, school counselors, school psychologists, school library media specialists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, educators of the deaf, and specialists in special education. For the early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education, or deaf education license, a closely supervised program of student teaching is conducted in selected schools throughout the state. Student teachers are required to pass the Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) in order to be recommended for licensure to the Utah State Board of Education. In addition, early childhood, elementary, and special education candidates must take the Foundations of Reading test order to be recommended for licensure. Students should be financially prepared to live off campus during the semester selected as their professional semester of student teaching.

Dual Licensing

Dual licensing programs are offered in the following areas: early childhood education and elementary education; early childhood education and special education; elementary education and special education; and secondary education and special education. Students desiring dual licensure should consult with an advisor in one of the departments within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services early in their program. Typically, dual licensure will require at least one additional semester of work.

Facilities

The Edith Bowen Laboratory School is an elementary charter school on the university campus, serving as a research, demonstration, and teacher preparation site. The school enrolls approximately 300 K-6 children annually.

The Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education and Research Center provides educational experiences and resources for teachers and parents that reflect the most current understanding of the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and the primary grades.

Sound Beginnings at Utah State University is an early education program that provides home and center-based services to children with a diagnosed hearing loss whose families want their children to learn to listen and talk.

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (SCCE) provides services for mental health, speech and hearing, and developmental assessment and treatment. It also houses the ASSERT preschool program, the Up to 3 program, the Aggies Elevated program, and housing and financial counseling programs. Integration of clinics and laboratories strengthens interdisciplinary research and enables clinical training as well as supporting clinical services.

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice is Utah’s university center for excellence in developmental disabilities. Its programs offer students opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary education, research, and service. Students complete clinical and field experiences and may receive financial support through assistantships, internships, stipends, or employment.

 

The center for the School of the Future collaborates with education, business, and government to influence policy and practice with the goal of equity for student learning outcomes. The Center also serves as a clearinghouse for validated practices, research findings, educational services, and teaching resources for the improvement of education in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and the primary grades.

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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Courses

Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

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Human Development and Family Studies

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Institute for Interdisciplinary Transition Services

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Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences

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Kinesiology and Health Science

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Nursing

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Psychology

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School of Teacher Education and Leadership

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Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

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