• Special Education receives Leadership Training Grant

    This five year project will provide $1,226,399 to support preparation of doctoral level personnel to assume positions in higher education research and training institutions.

  • SPED Alum at the Pingree Center

    Markell McCubbin, a Department of Special Education alumma, was recently featured in a front page article in the Salt Lake Tribune. Markell works at the Pingree Center, a school focused on educating students with autism spectrum disorders.

  • Amy Bergerson receives 2015 Distinguished Mentor Award

    Dr. Bergerson, Educational Leadership & Policy Associate Professor, received this award that the Graduate School established to honor and encourage the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars,

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College of Education

May 30, 2015
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Participants will interact in dance, theatre and music from leading state arts educators. The festival is designed to promote arts integration and how to build bridges of success for individuals with disabilities.

June 24 - 25, 2015
Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports Conference will feature keynote speakers Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D., and Johnny Collett, M.Ed..
$75 Early Bird Registration
February 1 - May 1

University of Utah

connecting to you - Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends

Carmen Boyden Pingree

Carmen Boyden Pingree

Carmen Boyden Pingree received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah, in History and Special Education/Political Science respectively. Her master's degree thesis was the Identification of Previously-Unidentified Individuals with Autism in Utah. She was a consultant in Autism Genetic Studies for UCLA, Stanford University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah Autism Research Program. She has numerous national publications on the topic of autism.

Click above to see the 2015 College of Education Convocation Video

sonia nietoThe College of Education would like to thank the J. George Jones, Jr. and Velma Rife Jones Memorial Fund for the 2015 Jones Lecture. Dr. Sonia Nieto was this year's guest lecturer presenting "Why They Teach Now: Teachers Stories of Struggle, Hope and the Future."

"Although for over a century our nation has advanced the 
ideal that a high-quality and excellent public education is the
 birth right of all children, our schools cannot fulfill this ambitious
 and noble purpose unless all of us—parents, policymakers, and 
the general public—commit ourselves to sustaining education as
 a public trust and a promise to future generations."

From "Why We Teach." New York: Teachers College Press, 2005.