Following outgoing dean Beth's Foley's announcement that she would be stepping down as dean at the end of 2020, Jamison Fargo has been appointed as interim dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
In the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, we have long been committed to the values of equality and inclusivity. We are now greatly inspired by the courage of those peacefully protesting national and global systems of racism. The worldwide demonstrations following the tragic killing of George Floyd are on an unprecedented scale, and these protests are bringing about important transformations for all of us. For those in the Black community, we know that you carry an additional burden, and we use our voices to stand in solidarity with you. We are listening and we are learning.
Each of us can work harder to stretch beyond our comfort zones and seek to understand the experiences of those who have been systemically marginalized. Our college will continue to seek growth in this area, as we renew our commitment to an environment of respectful learning, inclusion, and equality for all.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to quality teaching, outreach and research. The college is an extraordinary place where students can become outstanding teachers and human services professionals. These are a few of our college’s numerous achievements:
- Our graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #29 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report.
- We are ranked 12th in the nation in total research dollars.
- Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.
Graduate and undergraduate programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers. These offer services to the community and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities. We are committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah.
The Legacy of Emma Eccles Jones
Emma Eccles Jones was Logan’s first kindergarten teacher. With warmth, humor, and intelligence, she brought joy to the lives of children as she worked to establish Utah State’s program of quality teacher preparation. Our college, named to honor the legacy of Emma Eccles Jones, is dedicated to the highest levels of excellence in teaching, research, and human service. We are the #1 school of education in Utah, ranked in the top 3% of schools of education in the nation, and 12th nationally in research funding. As our reputation as a producer of exceptional teachers and human services professionals continues to grow, we have the largest number of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty of any college at Utah State University.
All the programs in this college are focused on providing real-world experience. With support from faculty and the community, the opportunities for student collaboration and exploration are endless.– Rachel Todd
The Psychology Department has endless opportunities to get involved. Research, clubs, apprenticeships, and more are available in every subject, from behavior analysis to neurophysiology.– Romney Harker
I have been blown away by how much my professors care about me personally. They want their students to succeed, and often give their personal time to offer support.– Samantha Southam
USU’s Elementary Education program is truly one of the best in the country, giving students experience in real elementary classrooms from day one and going in-depth into every facet of teaching.– Lauren Nix
Our education is evidence-based and our future careers are patient-centered. Every day, I am excited to learn more about creating paths for people to improve their speech, hearing, and language.– Mary Ruff Morrell
My education has provided extremely valuable experiences. The faculty and advisors are top-notch and have helped to shape my future.– Nick Harrison
I have loved the faculty and staff in this college. I feel valued and supported in my goals, and my advisor helps me to get the most out of my experience.– Hannah Anhder
My favorite thing about the Nursing program is the people. Nursing is a profession that revolves around caring for others, and I have seen that through my peers and instructors.– Brielle Geltz
Each professor is not only dedicated to providing a quality education, but to helping each student learn valuable life skills.– Landon Willis
Human Development and Family Studies helps you better understand people, and the classes and practicum experiences fully prepare you to help others. This major changes your relationships for the better!– Hannah Costlow