A comparison of administrator preparation programs
[6 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
Preparing Teachers to Become Principals

In addition to the newly announced licensure-only track, BYU provides two tracks to earn a master’s of education in their School Leadership Program: the full-time Leadership Preparation Program and the part-time Executive School Leadership Program. A brief overview of these two tracks is provided below.
Leadership Preparation Program
This track of the School Leadership Program can be completed in 14 months. The program begins in the spring term (April) with a cohort …

Educators can now earn administrative licensure without earning a second master’s degree
[6 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]
Licensure-only Track Now Available for Principal Preparation

The BYU School Leadership Program in the McKay School of Education is piloting a licensure-only track for aspiring school leaders who have already earned a master’s degree. This track facilitates recommendation for administrative licensure without requiring students to earn another master’s degree.
By offering licensure-only preparation, which can reduce the number of courses required, the program aims to attract a wider candidate pool. “There’s been interest,” said Denis Poulsen, internship. “[A …

[29 Sep 2014 | Comments Off ]
10 Recent Adventures From McKay Faculty and Administrators

With the leaves changing color and fall semester in full swing, the faculty and administrators at the McKay School of Education pause to reflect on their adventures from this summer:
Barbara Culatta takes nostalgic trip to Rhode Island
Professor, Communication Disorders
I took a trip to Rhode Island because I used to live there.  It was a marvelous place to live and now is a grand place to visit. On this trip we …

Uluave strengthens his critical thinking skills and explores different viewpoints while earning his master’s degree.
[29 Sep 2014 | Comments Off ]
Kalisi Uluave Turns to the McKay School to Further his Education

High school math teacher Kalisi Uluave is enjoying concurrent roles as teacher and student. Following a long day of teaching, he spends his evenings working toward his master’s degree from the McKay School’s Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations.
“My education at the McKay School has taught me to write, to question ‘why?’ in all issues, and to fight the tendency to remain ignorant or blind to multiple viewpoints,” Uluave said.
The …

McKay School students provide meaningful art experience for children in summer program.
[16 Sep 2014 | Comments Off ]
Gallery Stroll Showcases Art from Children with Special Needs

On a recent summer evening, the rooms and halls of the BYU Conference Center were packed with kids, young adults, parents, and teachers admiring the unique art  of elementary children with special needs. The artwork on display at this Young Artists Gallery Stroll was the culmination of a summer’s work for these young students.
For over 12 years, BYU’s McKay School of Education has partnered with two school districts, Nebo and …