For over 100 years, Old Main was the seat of education on the Southern Utah University Campus. As the 21st century dawned, Old Main no longer accommodated college of education instructional or office needs. Teacher education courses in the Beverly Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development are now taught in the new, state-of-the-art Emma Eccles Jones Teacher Education Building, which was occupied during the first two months of the Spring 2008 semester. The approximate cost for the new building, including design fees, furnishing/equipment, construction, landscaping, etc. was $16,000,000. The University’s plan for a new Teacher Education Building focused on the integration of technology into teaching and learning. The education building houses all faculty presently assigned to the Department of Teacher Education and Human Development and the Department of Graduate Studies in Education. The new building will also serve as the Center for Best Practices in Teaching and Learning with emphases on math, science, and technology instruction.
In the new building, students and faculty utilize the following: