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Message from Dean Beth Foley



The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services has a reputation for innovation and productivity. With a land grant mission, we have long been committed to quality teaching, outreach, and generating new knowledge. Shown below are just a few indicators of our success in teaching, service, and research.

  • Ranked higher than any other graduate school of education in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • Top producer of early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers from Utah’s public institutions.
  • Home of the Edith Bowen Laboratory School, an exemplary model of elementary school “best practice” for 83 years.
  • Home of the Center for Persons with Disabilities, which generates $6 for each $1 of state funding and has achieved international stature.
  • Home of the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education and Research Center, a dynamic outreach program for the 21st Century.
  • Home of the Dolores Doré Eccles Center for Early Care and Education, formerly Children’s House.
  • Home of NCHAM, the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, a research unit for early hearing detection, intervention, and universal hearing screening of newborns.
  • Home of the Emma Eccles Jones Distinguished Professor for Early Childhood Education, the Ray L. and Eloise Hoopes Lillywhite Endowed Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education.

We invite you to learn more about the world-class excellence of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University.


Beth Foley's Vita

Message from Dean Beth Foley