College of Education and Human Development

Welcome to the Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development

Our primary mission is to advance education, human performance, and family development through knowledge, compassion, and action.


’s Department of Teacher Education & Family Development offers students the opportunity to major in elementary education or secondary education. The goals of the education department are to develop educators who are academically competent, experienced, prepared, understand the need for both art and science in education and have effective classroom management. Partnerships with Iron County School District, Art Works for Kids, the Utah Arts Council, U.S. Forest and Park Service, SUU Outdoor initiative, Southwest Education Development Center K-16 Regional Alliance, and many others provide our students with opportunities to be involved in internships, work opportunities, hands-on learning experience, and professional development growth.

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree

Teaching Licensure

's Master of Education, designed from the ground-up to offer current teachers the opportunity to further their careers. This program, which is CAEP-accredited, allows teachers to gain the certification they need without sacrificing flexibility. Professionals with extensive teaching credentials instruct graduate students, often using 21st century technologies to bring innovation to the classroom. This approach has led to certifications with the NBPTA, ISLLC, and the Utah Effective Teaching Standards group, which makes SUU graduates competitive outside of the intermountain west.


Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.”

  -  Horace Mann