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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...

July 22, 2019

Today we get to hear from a current Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (PETE) student and one of our very own McKay School ambassadors, Terrika Nelson. Terrika has just finished her first year in the program and hopes to teach physical education in middle school when...

July 22, 2019

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 15, 2019

Today we get 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, 2019

Today we get to hear from Wendy Packer, a current student in the Early Childhood Education program. Wendy is from Sandy, UT and started BYU in 2016. She loves reading, ballet, and water coloring. 

Wendy currently works as an instructor at a charter school in Alpine, UT.

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July 1, 2019

Meet Professor Peterken, an Early Childhood Education teacher from Australia! Professor Peterken has a passion for teaching kids and loves the use of arts in education. She teaches the early childhood integration methods course to students during practicum. She was wil...

June 14, 2019

Have you ever considered where you might be today without your teachers? Can you think of someone who has empowered you to achieve more than you thought was possible?

Teachers help shape and influence the lives of those they teach while building long lasting relationshi...

June 13, 2019

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 13, 2019

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...

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