College of Education and Human Development

COEHD Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

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 provides students with an exceptionally unique professional experience that offers a distinctive Southern Utah University touch that includes:

  • A Focus on the Individual
  • Standards-based Programs
  • A Well-trained, Highly-qualified Teaching Faculty
  • Collaboration between PTEP and School
  • Numerous Internship Opportunities
  • Personalized Advisement and Program Counseling
  • Student Success Center
  • The First-Year Experience
  • Service Learning and Student Leadership Opportunities
  • Study Abroad and International Learning Experiences
  • Educational Clubs/ Professional Organization Affiliations
  • Access to the Hispanic Center for Academic Excellence
  • A Model of Reflective Practice
  • Personalized, High-quality Instruction
  • Relevant, Practical, and Cutting-edge Curriculum
  • Multiple Hands-on, Field Experience Opportunities
  • State of the Art Educational Facilities and Equipment
  • Academic Support for Athletes
  • Testing Services
  • Multiple Scholarship Opportunities
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • Leadership and Personal Growth Development
  • Career Placement and Advisement
  • Distance Learning Programs

With a foundation built upon trust, respect, optimism, and intentionality, the College is best known for its:

  1. Pervasive caring faculty and staff
  2. Practitioner-based approach to teaching and learning
  3. Abundance of experiential learning opportunities
  4. Strong partnerships with school districts, government agencies, and local communities
  5. Cross-cutting themes of technology, diversity, and life-long learning