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Campus Office:
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex,
Room 3202

Mailing address: 
Dean's Office - Education
1721 Campus Center Dr., Room 3202
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9253

Phone:  801-581-8221

Licensure Accreditation

The University of Utah’s Teacher Education program has full accreditation status through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for its initial licensure programs in Elementary, Secondary and Special Education and for its advanced level program in School Leadership. CAEP is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The University of Utah’s programs are among a select group of preparation programs in the nation with CAEP recognition.

Annual Report Program Data:

Please see for our Teacher Licensure in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education (Initial Licensure) program data.

Please see for our School Leadership (Advanced Program) program data.

COE Deans


Frankie Santos Laanan


Robert Zheng

Associate Dean for Faculty Research

Mary Burbank

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Engagement


Kirsten Butcher

Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs


College Leadership

Veronica Valdez

Education, Culture & Society

Robert Zheng

Educational Psychology

Laurence Parker

Educational Leadership & Policy

Matt Jameson

Matt Jameson

Special Education

Mary D. Burbank

Urban Institute for Teacher Education

Development & Marketing and Communications 

Safia Keller

Development Director


Jane Stringham

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Misty Jade-Carlson

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Christine Carr

Development Specialist

Administrative Support & Accounting

Alayna Harris

Administration Manager


Wanda Penovich

Director, Accounting & Finance

Kayle Buckley

Administrative Assistant

Andrew Elliott

Executive Assistant

Grants and Contracts

Doug Ringle

Doug Ringle

Grants & Contracts Manager


Sally Moon Wadley

Sally Moon Wadley

Grants & Contracts Officer


Technology Support

Jim Logue

Jim Logue

IT Manager

General Responsibilities

Dustin Fehr

System Administrator

General Responsibilities

Last Updated: 4/19/24