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Mission Statement


teaching a studentAs members of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services we provide teaching, service, and research in a variety of disciplines to improve the teaching/learning transaction wherever it takes place and to increase the effectiveness of services for individuals, families, communities, schools, and organizations. To achieve this mission, we are committed to:

  • Offering high quality graduate and undergraduate programs in education and human services that are innovative and widely accessible;
  • Supporting and nurturing a faculty committed to masterful teaching and cutting-edge research;
  • Establishing and maintaining nationally visible research centers to advance knowledge and professional practices;
  • Fostering partnerships to enhance the quality of education and human services in our local and extended communities;
  • Extending the impact of our instructional and research programs nationally and globally;
  • Maintaining a technological infrastructure to enhance the College's visibility and accessibility regionally, nationally, and internationally;
  • Enhancing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students; and
  • Supporting instructional, research, and service programs that cultivate dedication to building a more just and equitable society.