The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to quality teaching, outreach and research. Our students 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 #32 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.

We are committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our graduate and undergraduate programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, which offer services to the community and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities. 

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.

As our reputation of producing exceptional teachers, clinicians, and human services professionals continues to grow, we consistently have the largest number of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty of any college at Utah State University.

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Research & News

USU Highlights LGBTQ+ Research for Pride Month

To celebrate Pride month in June, Utah State Today highlighted LGBTQ+ research and projects across the university. Many of those projects are being conducted by faculty and students from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.