School of Educational Studies

We engage students from all backgrounds in the study of Education through undergraduate minors, post-baccalaureate K-8 teacher certification, graduate teacher certification for teaching in middle and high school, and graduate degree programs for professional educators.

Meet Ed Buendía, the new dean!

Ed Buendia takes over August 1, after current dean Bradley Portin goes on sabbatical. 

Portin said Buendia “brings just the right focus and experience to help further establish our new work in undergraduate education and reimagine our graduate work for sustainability and continuous renewal of professional preparation.”

Buendia has been at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City since 1997, most recently as chair of the Department of Education, Culture and Society. He earned his doctorate in education at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research as an educational sociologist has been in examining the shifts in racial and socioeconomic demographic change on suburban school districts. He also is interested in how schools and school districts navigate issues such as accountability and high stakes testing.

Read more about Ed here.