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  • The Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations was founded in 1960.

  • More than half of the administrators in Utah graduated from the BYU Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations.

  • The number of graduates in 2012 was 56.

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Our vision is to improve life conditions and opportunities for individuals, families and communities worldwide.

Our mission is to improve the equity and quality of teaching and learning environments throughout the world.  We accomplish this mission through the integration of teaching, research, and service as we develop friendships to strengthen educational opportunities for all people worldwide.

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Research Spotlight

CMI: Improving Students’ Understanding of Mathematics

Many school districts struggle to achieve proficient math standardized-test scores; however, three teacher education professors and their public school partners have found a way for teachers to improve these scores—by helping students understand mathematics thinking and reasoning, not merely parrot algorithms.

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McKay School Master’s Graduate Selected as Education Consultant for World Bank

Many people think education degrees prepare individuals only to be teachers. However, a McKay School master’s graduate, now Dr. Donny Baum, has taken his educator preparation in different directions.