David O. McKay School of Education
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Brigham Young University's David O. McKay School of Education specializes in teaching, administration, communication disorders, and educational inquiry. It is located on the southwest end of Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, and is housed in the David O. McKay Building. It was ranked number 78 in the United States for best education schools in 2018.
The David O. McKay School of Education began in 1913 as the Church Teachers College. It has gone through several name changes: the School of Education (1920), the College of Education (1921), and finally the David O. McKay School of Education (1998). It was named after David O. McKay, educator and former president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In 1954 the undergraduate majors outside of elementary education and early childhood education were shifted into the colleges of their specific disciplines. Since then, the College of Education has only offered educational methods courses for education majors housed in different colleges. In 2010, the Physical Education Teacher Education major was moved back to the McKay School with the dissolution of the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation department.
The information in this table comes from the college's website.
|Minor||Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) (preparation for TESOL Endorsement)|
|BS||Early Childhood Education (preparation for K–3 Licensure)|
|BS||Elementary Education (preparation for K–6 Licensure)|
|BS||Physical Education Teacher Education (preparation for K-12 Licensure)|
|MS||Instructional Psychology and Technology|
|PhD||Educational Inquiry, Measurement and Evaluation|
|PhD||Instructional Psychology and Technology|
Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
The EPP, one of the largest in the nation, coordinates teacher education courses and training for all education degrees at BYU. It coordinates 26 undergraduate degrees, 21 minors, and 4 graduate degrees. These degrees are housed in their respective colleges, but education training is offered through the McKay School.
EPP offers secondary education degrees in the areas of world languages, STEM, arts, social sciences, and physical health.
BYU–Public School Partnership
Since 1984 the Public School Partnership has facilitated collaboration between (1) the McKay School of Education, (2) five Utah school districts (Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Provo, and Wasatch), and (3) the arts and sciences colleges and departments at BYU that participate in preparing K–12 educators.
This partnership is unique in its size, scope, and longevity. The schools within the partnership are composed of more than 7,000 teachers and approximately 180,000 students. BYU and the McKay School graduate approximately 800 certified teachers each year, many of whom receive student teacher training at those schools.
Notable alumni include religious leaders such as Young Women General President Ardeth G. Kapp, speaker and author Bradley R. Wilcox, Presidency of the Seventy members Jay E. Jensen and Rex D. Pinegar, General Relief Society President Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency member Mary N. Cook, and Sunday School General President Russell T. Osguthorpe.
Alumni in education include instructional design researcher Charles Reigeluth, weatherman and middle school teacher Clayton Brough, President of Snow College and BYU–Hawaii J. Elliot Cameron, CEO of ISTE Richard Culatta, President of Western Michigan University John Dunn, and President of what now is Utah Valley University Wilson W. Sorensen.
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