2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 21, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education

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Member, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Council of Great City Schools and Colleges, National Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy is a member of the University Council for Educational Administration and the Department of Educational Psychology is Accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists and American Psychological Association. All licensure and endorsement programs are approved by the Utah State Board of Education using appropriate state and/or national standards.

Office: 3202 Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex

Mailing Address: 1721 E. Campus Center Dr., Suite 3202, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-8914

Phone: 801-581-8221

Website: http://www.ed.utah.edu

Dean: Maria E. Franquiz, Ph.D.

The mission of the College of Education is to create a learning environment that fosters discovery and dissemination of knowledge to promote learning, equitable access, and enhanced outcomes for all students. Through the integration of outstanding teaching, research, and community outreach, the College of Education investigates significant issues impacting education policy and practice, while preparing its students for leadership and excellence within a diverse and changing educational community.

The College of Education prepares students for positions in public schools, higher education, and other education-related agencies. It provides a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels preparing professionals in the following areas: early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, special education (mild/moderate disabilities, severe disabilities, early-childhood, hearing impaired and visually impaired) , principals and administrators of elementary and secondary schools, curriculum specialists, pupil personnel specialists (including counselors and school psychologists), and faculty of professional education in institutions of higher learning.


Education, Culture, and Society
Educational Leadership & Policy
Educational Psychology
Special Education

Licensure and Endorsement Programs

Educational Leadership and Policy

  • M.Ed. preK-12 School Administration and Supervision License
  • M.Ed. Higher Education Student Affairs
  • M.Ed. preK-12 Teacher Leadership
  • Ed.D. preK-12, Higher Education, or Education Policy Emphasis
  • M.Phil/Ph.D. preK-12, Higher Education, or Education Policy Emphasis

Educational Psychology

  • School Counseling License
  • School Psychology License
  • Professional Counseling License
  • Professional Psychology License

Special Education

  • Special Education License (preK-12) with Endorsements in Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Visual Impairment, and Hearing Impairments
  • Early Childhood Special Education License (Birth-5) with endorsements in visual impairment and hearing impairment.
  • Elementary Education License (K-6)
  • Secondary License (6-12)
  • Reading Specialist Endorsements
  • 7-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) Teaching Endorsement - College of Education

Elementary Teacher Licensure

  • See Elementary Education B.A., B.S., H.B.A., and H.B.S. listed in the Program Offerings section

Secondary Teacher Licensure

  • See Secondary Teacher Licensure page for list of teaching degrees offered at the University of Utah

Centers and Institutes

Urban Institute of Teacher Education

Utah Education Policy Center

Center for the Advancement of Technology in Education


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
Master of Statistics (M.Stat)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Utah State Office of Education (USOE) Requirements

Utah law (UCA 53A-3-410) requires University students to receive background checks and fingerprinting clearance prior to having significant unsupervised access to children in school settings. Students should contact the department from which they are earning their education license to obtain information about when and how to obtain background and fingerprinting clearance.


Elementary Teacher Education Program

The Elementary Teacher Education Program at the Urban Institute for Teacher Education at the University of Utah is designed to effectively prepare teacher candidates to work with students across various age and ability levels, and from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Upon successful completion of the program and the Praxis II Elementary Education Content Knowledge and English to Speakers of Other Languages Exams, graduates are recommended to the Utah State Office of Education through the Urban Institute for Teacher Education to receive their K-6 Utah Level I Teaching License with an ESL Endorsement.

Please see Elementary Education B.A., B.S., H.B.A., and H.B.S listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.


Contact: SAEC 2262, 801-581-6064

Urban Institute for Teacher Education

The mission of the UITE is to prepare educators to serve urban students and educational communities in all their rich diversity. We conceive of educational diversity as the dynamic engagement of a range of cultural and urban traditions, including individual differences in ability. In preparing teachers and leaders to work within and across differences, we collaborate with community-based initiatives, seek out community partners, and continually work to discover fresh and innovative ways to approach both curriculum and pedagogy. Our goal is an educational process in which teachers, leaders, and teacher educators draw upon multidisciplinary research and direct urban inquiry to serve all students well. We welcome prospective teachers to this vital, sometimes daunting but always exhilarating, challenge.

Website: uite.utah.edu

Contact: MBH 2260, 801-581-7158

Financial Assistance

Scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships are available through the College of Education. Application forms and detailed information is available at www.ed.utah.edu. Students should also contact the department from which they are earning their degree for additional information regarding financial assistance.


See Department pages for more information on College of Education Graduate degrees.

Program and Course Offerings



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