Message from the Dean

Dean Al Smith
Dean Al Smith of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

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.