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 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...

March 26, 2020

1. Every Day is Different

No two days are the same, and as a teacher, you will never be bored or unneeded. In fact, you will be the opposite as you acclimate to the role and responsibilities of a teacher! A critical aspect of teaching is learning; teachers learn from th...

October 21, 2019

If you are thinking about going into an education major, or have even started one, you may have heard the word "practicum" thrown around. What is practicum? What do you do during it? Why is it important? I had all of these questions, all the way up until the day I star...

August 5, 2019

Meet Courtney Lynn Caiña

Courtney is a loud n' proud Elementary Education student here at BYU's McKay School. She is fast-tracking over the summer in order to be ready for her internship this Fall. She will be teaching her own 5th grade class at Riverview Elementary in...

July 29, 2019

Meet Dr. Ryan Nixon! Dr. Nixon teaches the science methods course during the elementary education practicum. He explains that, "my purpose is helping students to see that there are a lot of reasons why science is important to teach to children."

The reason Dr. Nixon wan...

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