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Melanie Agnew, Dean

The Teacher Education Programs are currently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Utah State Board of Education. 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 Educational Studies , Elementary Education , Outdoor Education & Leadership, and Special Education , as well as preparation for Secondary Teaching Licensure to accompany a variety of teaching minors.

Undergraduate Minors

The school offers undergraduate minors in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and Special Education (SPED).

Endorsement Programs

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.


Melanie Agnew, Assistant Professor and Dean
Margaret (Peggy) Cain, Professor and Director of MED, MACL, and Educational Studies programs
Anneliese Cannon, Assistant Professor
Eleonor Castillo, Assistant Professor
Marilee Coles-Ritchie, Professor and Director of MAT Secondary Program
Kalani Eggington, Associate Professor and Director of Elementary MAT program
Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Professor and Director of OEL program
Jamie Joanou, Associate Professor
Brad Kahrs, Associate Professor
Lowell Oswald, Associate Professor and Director of SPED program
Rebecca Penerosa, Assistant Professor