August 7, 2020

Fall New Student Orientation (NSO) is going to look different than past years. We have worked diligently over here in the McKay School of Education to make your experience great, even with all of the challenges and changes!

Online New Student Orientation will be as foll...

August 7, 2020

Here at the McKay School of Education, we understand the need for an uplifting teaching message! Sometimes it can be overwhelming with preparation to be a teacher. Between all of the lesson plans, studying, and other daily tasks, you need to take some time to remember...

August 5, 2020

All four of the teaching majors here in the McKay School of Education have courses that introduce you to disabilities. Do you remember that gifted and talented (GT) students were considered special education? Have you wondered why? Well, special education is individual...

August 3, 2020

Teachers have the incredible task of helping children explore, grow, and develop into confident learners. However, just like their students, they are continuously learning and developing their own professional skills, as well. Being lifelong learners makes being an edu...

July 31, 2020

You can probably think of at least one of your teachers who was absolutely phenomenal. Maybe you were even lucky enough to have been mentored by a ton of amazing teachers! And unfortunately, there were surely a few not-so-great ones in between. But what makes a teacher...

July 29, 2020

Individualized Education Plans (IEP) are required for any student receiving accommodations/alterations for the education standards. A 504 Plan is required for any student receiving accommodations that help them reach the standards. Both of these plans require meetings...

July 27, 2020

When considering your future career, one obvious point that you should take into account is professional growth within your chosen field. If you are going to be stuck with a certain salary without the opportunity to reach beyond that mark, you would be wise to look els...

July 22, 2020

A hot topic around education is how to avoid teacher burnout. I know this sounds scary, but it is avoidable which is why we want to talk about it! It makes us sad to see teachers leave the field of education, so we want to provide you with some helpful tips to avoid te...

July 16, 2020

As a freshman in college, Catherine O'Hara, thought she wanted to be an actress. She spent a year studying as an acting major, but then a summer home changed everything. 

Catherine, now a junior in the Special Education (SPED) program at BYU, said that her career path c...

July 15, 2020

The Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (PETE) program here at BYU may be small, but it is filled with amazing people! Today we want to tell you a little bit about one of the seniors in the program, Lauren Murdock.

Lauren is from Richfield, Utah and grew up loving to p...

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