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Picture of William SmithDr. William Smith, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Department Chair of Education, Culture, and Society has been selected to receive the University of Utah Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award for 2021. This award recognizes Dr. Smith’s critical work on racial battle fatigue, along with his other scholarly endeavors. The entire College of Education faculty, students, and staff couldn't be happier for Dr. Smith and this well-deserved and prestigious recognition. 

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The ECS department will be accepting applications for the Master of Education (M.Ed.)

and the M.Ed. with Secondary Licensure degrees for Spring Semester 2021.

Applications are due on the ApplyYourself system on October 1, 2020. 


ECS 5645/6645 Enrollment Information

Note: Section 001 is for Secondary Majors; Section 002 is for Elementary majors


Former ECS Graduate, Dr. Ana Antunes, Recognized for Elevating Youth Voices

Dr. Ana Antunes has been recognized by URBAN leadership for her work mentoring and helping students of color get into the University of Utah.

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Dr. Vaughn Awarded Postdoctoral Ford Fellowship

Dr. Kēhaulani Vaughn and her husband, Dr. Charles Sepulveda from the School of Cultural and Social Transformation, have each been awarded a Postdoctoral Ford Fellowship. They are only the second couple in the University of Utah's history to win such an award. Congratulations to both!

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Dr. William Smith to Speak at Utah Bar Association Virtual Event

April 13-15, 2021, the Utah Bar Association will be hosting the Police Use of Lawful and Unlawful Force: Issus and Solutions event and Dr. William Smith will be joining other notable figures including police chiefs, judges, lawyers, judges, and community leaders to discuss the issue.

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Dr. Verónica E. Valdez to be AERA SIG Executive Committee Chair

Dr. Verónica E. Valdez will serve as AERA's Special Interest Group Executive Committee Chair-Elect

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Last Updated: 4/2/21