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2014-2015 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2014) 
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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

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Dean: Beth E. Foley
Location: Emma Eccles Jones Education 109
Phone: (435) 797-1437
E-mail: shannon.johnson@usu.edu
WWW: http://www.cehs.usu.edu

Associate Dean for Graduation, Educator Licensing, and Accreditation:

Francine Fukui Johnson, Education 101, (435) 797-1443, francine.johnson@usu.edu

Associate Dean for Research:

Jamison Fargo, Education 453A, (435) 797-8558, jamison.fargo@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, AudD, PhD
Family, Consumer, and Human Development—BS, BA, MS, MFHD, MMFT, PhD
Health, Physical Education and Recreation—BS, MS, MEd
Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences— MS, MEd, EdS, PhD
NursingAAS, CERT
Psychology—BS, BA, MEd, MS, EdS, PhD
Special Education and Rehabilitation—BS, BA, MEd, MS, MRC, EdS, EdD, PhD
Teacher Education and Leadership, School of—BS, BA, MEd, 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.


Utah State University is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and 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: 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 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 for Graduation, Educator Licensing, and Accreditation as well as by the department where the teaching major is being offered. All applicants are required to pass a criminal background check, submit a record of their ACT scores, pass the Teacher Education Writing Exam, take a speech and hearing test, and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA upon admission and maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA throughout the program. 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 Graduation, Educator Licensing, and Accreditation.

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 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. Additional teaching endorsements are also available in American Sign Language, Dual Language Immersion, English as a Second Language (ESL), reading, distance education, gifted and talented education, and middle-level education. Specific requirements for each license may be obtained from the department in which the major work is offered. 

For the early childhood, elementary, secondary, or special education license, a closely supervised program of student teaching is conducted in selected schools throughout the state. Student teachers are required to pass the Utah State Office of Education approved content test (Praxis II) in their major content area prior to student teaching. 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 deaf education; early childhood education and elementary education; early childhood education and special education; elementary education and deaf education; elementary education and secondary education; elementary education and special education; and secondary education and special education. A student 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 his or her program. Ordinarily, dual licensure will require at least one additional semester of work.


The Edith Bowen Laboratory School is a functioning elementary charter school on the University campus, serving as a research, demonstration, and teacher preparation site. The school enrolls 300 K-5 children annually.

The Center for Early Childhood Education 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.

The Center for the School of the Future is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of education through identifying, researching, and developing proven educational practices, as well as supporting their dissemination and adoption in local circumstances.

The Center for Persons with Disabilities 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.

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