June 29, 2020

In our last post, we addressed starting salaries, days worked per year, and summer breaks. In this post we are going to tackle the earnings disparity between careers in education after five or ten years when compared to those in the private sector. We will also explain...

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 16, 2020

We know that people are still adjusting to online learning and new students are going to start their education journey a little differently than how they expected. To help everyone adjust we wanted to provide some BYU resources that students can still use from home sin...

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,...

Classroom decorations! We know future teachers choose education majors because they genuinely enjoy working with students and making a difference in their lives, but we also know future teachers get pretty excited about the idea of organizing and decorating their futur...

March 2, 2020

Have you heard other education students talk about interning and student teaching? Do you ever wonder what they're talking about? Look no further! Here are some helpful tips and information for each of the four teaching majors in the McKay School (Early Childhood Educa...

Do you know what the TELL minor is? Well, TELL is actually just the nickname! The official name of the minor is TESOL K-12. The goal of the minor is to discuss practices used to teach students who are learning English as a second language. All students completing the m...

December 9, 2019

With finals just around the corner, you might be feeling a little stressed. We completely relate to that so we've put together a list of tips and tricks that you might find helpful as you take on the final stretch!

1. Start studying early 

It can be tempting to use your...

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...

October 1, 2019

Have you ever wanted to study outside of Utah? Or maybe even the country? The McKay School offers unique student teaching opportunities in three different out-of-state locations. Through NISTP (National and International Student Teaching Program), education majors...

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