Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development

Dean's Office

Deb Hill

Deborah M. Hill PhD
Phone: (435) 865-8628
Office: OM 212

Jan Neth

Jan Neth
Admin. Assistant IV, Licensing Coordinator
Phone: (435) 865-8320
Office: OM 211

Allen Butt

Allen Butt
Budget Manager
Phone: (435) 586-7800
Office: OM 213


Welcome to Southern Utah University Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development (COEHD)! I am pleased that you have selected Southern Utah University, specifically the COEHD, to pursue your undergraduate or graduate education.

SUU is a student-centered institution that provides excellent program choices, sound academic advisement, and individual attention. COEHD hosts three major departmental units: Department of Teacher Education and Family Development; Department of Physical Education and Human Performance; and Department of Graduate Studies in Education. Together, these departments offer twelve (12) undergraduate and graduate programs. Specifically, the Department of Teacher Education offers programs in Elementary Education (1-8), Early Childhood Development (K-3), Special Education Mild/Moderate (a dual major, K-12), Family Life & Human Development (Bachelor/AA) and Secondary Licensure (7-12). The Department of Physical Education and Human Performance offers undergraduate programs and degrees in Physical Education, Teaching/Coaching, Physical Education Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism. The Department of Physical Education and Human Performance Master’s Program (M.S.) is Sports Conditioning and Performance. The Department of Graduate Studies offer a graduate program in Education (M.Ed), Administrative/ Supervisory License and Endorsements (Reading, ESL, Technology Education, Gifted and Talented, Elementary Mathematics and Library Media).

Our academic programs enjoy state, regional, and national accreditation. These accrediting agencies include the Utah State Office of Education, Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). It is our goal that upon successful completion of your chosen program, you will be prepared to address the challenges of your profession with creativity, commitment, and respect for human differences. 

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development, in addition to overseeing teacher education programs, also collaborates with the College of Humanities and Social Science, the School of Business, the College of Science, the College of Performing and Visual Arts and the College of Computing, Integrated Engineering and Technology to address specific academic contents. The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development views its primary mission as advancing education, human performance, and family development through knowledge, compassion, and action. The College seeks to prepare and develop dynamic, professional educators, administrators, leaders, and career specialists who constantly search for truth and excellence through effective practice, collaboration, and scholarship. The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development is committed to excellence in academic programs, quality preparation of students, service to the greater community, national and international understanding, and commitment to lifelong learning. We hope that you will explore the many options that are available to you by visiting our Website and by visiting Southern Utah University.

"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have."
--Lee Iacocca


Deborah M. Hill, PhD