The Leaders Preparation Program (LPP) is a special 15-month graduate program granting students a Master of Education degree and eligibility for a Utah Administrative/Supervisory License. The APP is a cooperative effort of the BYU––Public School Partnership. The collaborative nature of the LPP allows participants to be granted a one-year sabbatical to study educational leadership. This program has received state and national recognition, and more than 90 percent of our graduates currently hold administrative positions.

Interested teachers, counselors, or others who hold a bachelor's degree and who have had at least two successful years of experience in education are invited to apply. The LPP is limited to those who live within approximately a three-hour drive.

The department evaluates candidates based on their leadership, scholarship, and citizenship determined from application portfolios, letters of recommendation, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and transcripts of previous college work. A further screening will take place with interviews, group interactions, and analytical writing exercises. All LPP finalists will be selected in consultation with district administrators.

From the first spring term, participants will be enrolled in evening classes. During summer term, participants will be enrolled in day classes. During fall and winter semesters and spring term, participants will serve full-time administrative internships in public schools four days a week and attend classes on campus one day a week for the academic year, starting in August.

Click here for more information on the application.

For more information on the program or the application, please direct questions to the following:

Dr. Joe Matthews
Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-6388

Dr. Ellen Williams
Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-1709

For more information on the GRE, click here.