David O. McKay School of Education

Departments and Degrees


Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling

The Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES) is the facilitating unit of the BYU-Public School Partnership, organizing and implementing Partnership goals and objectives. Its central purpose is simultaneous renewal of teacher education and public schooling.

CITES Divisions

Education Research

Education Support

Professional Development

Major Partnership Programs

Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)

Central Utah Science & Engineering Fair (Grades K - 12)

Positive Behavior Support Initiative (teaches social skills and provides individual non-punitive intervention for students at risk for emotional and behavioral problems)

Comprehensive Literacy

Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction

The Department of Communication Disorders (ComD) offers an undergraduate pre-professional major in audiology and speech-language pathology, as well as a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. The program prepares students to meet all certification, credentialing, and licensure requirements for professional practice.

BS in Communication Disorders

MS in Communication Disorders

The Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education (CPSE) facilitates positive growth for children, youth, and adults by maximizing the potential of diverse learners who have individualized educational needs, in order to elevate their quality of life. The department offers a collaborative, evidence-based approach to serving individuals with diverse strengths and needs. Students enrolled pursue careers as school psychologists, counselors, and special education teachers.

BS in Special Education

MS in Special Education

EdS in School Psychology

PhD in Counseling Psychology

The purpose of the  Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation interdepartmental doctoral program is to prepare PhDs who have the knowledge, expertise, experience, and character traits needed to work productively as researchers, evaluators, policy analysts, assessment specialists, and/or professors in a variety of settings. Graduates with this doctorate are expected to be proficient in conceptualizing substantive issues in terms that are amenable to inquiry and in applying their inquiry expertise to contribute to knowledge in these areas, leading to improvements in educational theory and practice.

 PhD in Educational Inquiry, Measurement and Evaluation.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations (EDLF) prepares educational leaders who have a vision and a compelling sense of purpose for continuous improvement of schools and advancement of learning for all students. Candidates in the graduate programs acquire the knowledge and skills to motivate, lead, and facilitate high levels of learning for all students and teachers. Graduates from this department typically pursue careers as school administrators, including principals, vice principals, and other leaders in the field of education.

MEd in Educational Leadership

EdD in Educational Leadership

Instructional Psychology and Technology

The Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology (IP&T) prepares students with the knowledge, methods, and technologies necessary for disciplined research into instructional issues. Students learn to improve instruction and to understand the principles that facilitate improved instruction occurring in education, church, government, business, and military settings, as well as in applications appropriate for museum, online, and in-home educational experiences.

MA in Instruction Psychology and Technology

PhD in Instruction Psychology and Technology


Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education (TEd) prepares competent, caring, and reflective teachers who will facilitate the growth and development of children and youth in school settings. Degrees are offered in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. Secondary teaching subjects include English, history, math, music, theater, dance, sciences, engineering, foreign languages, and others.

Elementary Education (preparation for K-6 Licensure)

Secondary Education (preparation for 7-12 Licensure)

Early Childhood Education (preparation for K-3 Licensure)

Graduate Program (MA in TEd)

Teaching English Language Learners (TELL; (preparation for TESOL Endorsement)