July 8, 2020

We would like to introduce you to one of our Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (PETE) professors, Dr. Carol Wilkinson. She teaches the secondary practicum of the PETE program, as well as a badminton class, and fitness for life.

Dr. Wilkinson was inspired to become a...

July 7, 2020

Meet one of the coolest dudes in school, Dr. Paul Ricks! Dr. Ricks is a professor of children's literature in the McKay School of Education at BYU. Elementary Education has been a large part of his professional life and his higher educational track, but it wasn't alway...

June 23, 2020

One of the biggest roadblocks that prospective teachers face is the question of salary.

Questions like "don't teachers get paid next to nothing?" and "how will you be able to support a family?" are very common. Before you believe these commonly held notions at face valu...

June 1, 2020

Hello future McKay School Students!

We tend to focus on the teaching majors, but the Communications Disorders major (ComD) is also an integral part of what's offered here at the McKay School. Get ready for some insight into what ComD is and why it's such a great progra...

June 1, 2020

Have you ever considered teaching but have had a hard time choosing a subject? That's okay! Elementary education (El Ed) is one of the all-around best majors BYU has to offer because you get the opportunity to become an expert in a variety of content areas!

Below are a...

May 29, 2020

I remember back when the idea of becoming a teacher began to form in my head. My decision to take the leap hadn't quite become firm, but thinking about it only took me so far. So, with a mind full of considerations and even more questions, I decided that the next step...

April 20, 2020

When we talk to students on campus, we often hear something like this: "I might want to be a teacher, but isn't there a way for me to finish my [fill in the blank] degree but still teach in Utah?" The answer is yes, BUT there's definitely a lot to consider.

Before 2016,...

March 9, 2020

There's a reason you decided to study Education. 

People who study education are driven by a desire to help others. They are willing to sacrifice for their future students. This love is most likely what motivated you to start down the path of becoming a teacher. However...

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