School of Education
Robert Shaw, Dean
Undergraduate Programs of the School of Education
The Teacher Education Programs are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education or Special Education; or completion of requirements for Secondary Licensure leads to satisfaction of the requirement for the Utah Level I Teaching License.
The School offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education, as well as preparation for Secondary Teaching Licensure, to accompany a variety of teaching minors.
The college offers programs that lead to a state endorsement in Special Education of students with severe or mild to moderate disabilities, and English as a Second Language instruction. Students may enroll in these programs for an endorsement-only undergraduate minor or as part of the Master of Education (MED) or Master of Arts in Teaching programs.
Graduate Programs of the School of Education
(See Graduate Academic Catalog for detailed information on graduate programs.)
Master of Education
The Master of Education Program has an instructional focus and is offered for licensed teachers in a public or private school or those who teach adults. Students may earn an endorsement in Reading (Basic or Advanced), English as a Second Language, Special Education, or Distance Learning, or an Adult Learning Certificate. Students may complete the portfolio for the National Board of Professional Teacher Standards as a part of any of the MED program options. Students may also earn a Montessori Teaching Certificate as part of the M.Ed. program or as a non-degree credential program with no college credit. The Montessori teacher education program is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council on Teacher Education (MACTE).
Master of Arts in Community Leadership
The Master of Arts in Community Leadership program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in non-profit and community organizations. The program prepares graduates in three key areas: management and leadership, community organizing and advocacy, and communications.
Master of Arts in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to earn a teaching license in elementary education, secondary education, or special education. The MAT program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. This program is specifically designed to prepare teacher candidates to serve the diverse populations of students in culturally rich schools. Individuals must be interested in pursuing an advanced degree that is demanding in its focus upon teacher preparation; in exploring issues of cultural diversity; in learning applications of technology for teaching; and in research into their own professional practices. Commitment to professional growth is a prerequisite.
The college offers programs that lead to a state endorsement in Basic Reading, Advanced Reading, Distance Learning, Special Education of students with mild to moderate disabilities, Special Education of students with severe disabilities, and English as a Second Language instruction. Students may enroll in these programs for an endorsement-only undergraduate minor or as part of the Master of Education or Master of Arts in Teaching programs.
Heather Batchelor, Assistant Professor, Director of Secondary MAT program
Margaret (Peggy) Cain, Professor, Director of MED and MACL Programs
Timothy Carr, Assistant Professor, Director of Elementary MAT program
Marilee Coles-Ritchie, Associate Professor
Janet Dynak, Professor
Peter Ingle, Associate Professor
Jamie Joanou, Assistant Professor
Kristi Jones, Associate Professor
Sharlene Kiuhara, Assistant Professor
Shamby Polychronis, Assistant Professor, Director of Special Education programs
Lorel Preston, Professor
Robert Shaw, Associate Professor
Joyce Sibbett, Associate Professor
Heidi Van Ert, Professor