Majors & Programs of Study

Elementary Education

The Department of Teacher Education prepares teacher candidates to assist students in future classrooms across the United States become successful citizens in the 21st Century. SUU’s program provides outstanding opportunities for students to develop expertise as teachers through course and field experiences that draw upon faculty’s knowledge of specialty area content, instructional practices, and learning theory. In addition to coursework focusing on effective teaching, an integral component of our programs is the strong partnership built with the Iron County School District. Through this collaborative relationship, students are engaged in the teaching and learning process utilizing a variety of practicums in diverse school settings in grades K-12.


  • Active learning experience with children of K-8th grade
  • Collaborative relationships with Utah School Districts allowing students to be engaged in the teaching and learning process in a variety of experiences in diverse school settings while being mentored by a host of Utah’s finest master teachers
  • Service-learning experience while completing practicum and student teaching experience
  • Small class sizes for personalized, interactive experience
  • Integrated curriculum dealing with pedagogy, methods, and working with exceptional students


Utah licensed as K-6 Grade Teacher, 1-8 Grade Teacher, or Teaching Assistant position in schools


The College resides in a state-of-the-art Education Building and operates labs for hands-on experience. A Media Center with high-tech equipment is available for students and faculty to create innovative projects and learning opportunities


  • Practicum work with AmeriCorp* (* a government Corporation for National & Community Service)
  • Service-learning component completed with practicum and student teaching experiences


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Sheralee Webb

Graduated: Class of 2011

Current job: Elementary Teacher
East Elementary

"Through my experience in the College of Education, I’ve developed the tools, skills, and confidence to succeed. I’ve had the benefit of personal relationships with knowledgeable professors, the advantage of hours of hands-on, practical experience in the classroom, and the opportunity to begin and progress in my career. I’ve been able to jump-start my life-long dream of becoming a teacher, and I’ve had a great time doing it!"

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