Beth E. Foley, Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, announced that she will be stepping down as dean on December 31, 2020.
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.
I feel confident moving forward because of the incredible experiences I had thanks to my professors both in and out of the classroom.– Todd Brown
KHS has not only given me a strong foundation in my science courses, but it has also helped me understand the importance of providing service for the community.– Rhett Cortez
You'll be hard pressed to find a professor in the college who won't take time to help you discover what your personal passion is in the fields of general and special education.– Riley Fraser
The faculty and advisors are always cheering students on and helping them achieve their goals. I couldn't have asked for a better support system than we have at CEHS.– Rebecca Kapp
CEHS is people-oriented. Being part of helping people to grow in many aspects of their lives is very rewarding."– Jaylynn Lerma
The mentoring I received from multiple faculty members helped to push me out of my comfort zone and to pursue things that I would never have imagined.– Kandice Olson
I've learned so much about who I am, and I've found ways to serve and make a difference. I love having a place I belong.– Calli Richards
I've had invaluable opportunities to grow from real-world experience thanks to the dedication of my professors, mentors, and peers.– Lauren Saunders
I was scared about feeling alone, but I've never felt so at home. CEHS is filled with amazing faculty who will do anything to aid you in getting the best education possible.– Lynda Tobar
Because of the quality mentorship you find in this college, I have been able to push myself to achieve things I never thought possible when I first started.– JJ Whicker