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Supported by the Sorensen Legacy Foundation and in cooperation with the Elizabeth Academy, UITE created a website to aid educators in practices based on Montessori principles.

Professional Development

The Urban Institute for Teacher Education offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities to Utah area educators.

Student Teacher placements

UITE places pre-service teacher candidates in Salt Lake, Granite and Murray school districts.

Stegner Young Scholars Institute

The Stegner Young Scholars Writing Institute (Stegner Writing Institute) celebrates eight years in partnership between the College of Education-Urban Institute for Teacher Education (COE-UITE) and the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) with Co-Directors, Monica Ferguson and Laura Scarpulla. This annual program invites 60 secondary students and 12-15 English Language Arts teachers to two-weeks of immersion in daily 4-hour writing workshops followed by afternoon professional development for teachers. The inspiration for participants is influenced by the life and literary legacy of Wallace Stegner.

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Educational Psychology

Positive Psychology Certificate

This undergraduate certificate program is a minimum of 20 credit hours and will focus primarily on applying positive psychology to individual behavior, relationships, career or education.

Educational Assessment and Student Support Clinic

The Educational Assessment and Student Support Clinic serves children, adolescents, adults, and their families.

We Are Rose Park

We Are Rose Park is a school-university partnership between Rose Park Elementary School and the University of Utah’s Department of Educational Psychology.


University of Utah Reading Clinic

UURC receives GLAD Grant for literacy training work in Botswana

The University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC), Stepping Stones International (SSI) and the Hinckley Institute have partnered together, offering a unique opportunity to travel to Botswana, Africa.

Resources for Parents

The University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC) provides assessment and intervention for struggling readers at its Murray, Utah location and statewide via video conferencing.

Professional Development for Educators

Educators interested in learning how to provide reading assessment and intervention may participate in a UURC practicum.




Education, Culture and Society

Master's with ESL Endorsement

The ECS Department is expanding its offerings to meet the needs of local school districts by offering an English as a Second Language Endorsement.  Continuation of the program leads to a Master's degree.

Special Education

Special Education

Professional development and assessment services

The College's Special Education Department  has provided professional development, assessment and research support for the following districts and schools:

  • Park City School District
  • Murray School District
  • Salt Lake City School District
  • Jordan School District
  • Canyons School District
  • Granite School District
  • Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Educational Leadership & Policy

Educational Leadership and Policy

Community Engaged Partnerships

This doctoral level course examines the history, philosophy, principles and practices involved with school, family, and community partnerships in K-12 public schools.



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College of Education

Lego League

Several College faculty and staff regularly participate in Lego League activities, supporting STEM education.

What is virtue? It is to hold yourself to your fullest development as a person and as a responsible member of the human community.
- Arthur Dobrin


Last Updated: 6/18/24