*Get more info on BYU's COVID-19 update page

March 25, 2020

Both the Spring Picnic (May 21) and CLASS-Y Day (June 5) have been canceled.

March 24, 2020

The following events have been canceled due to COVID-19:

  1. The Education Career Fair that was scheduled for March 19 was canceled. In response to this closure, online resources through UAEE and BYU Career Services have been made available to McKay School students. 
  2. The Literary Promise Conference, which was scheduled for March 25–27, 2020, has been rescheduled for October 20–21, 2020.
  3. The Mentored Research Conference that was scheduled for March 31 has been canceled. 
  4. Convocation and commencement have been canceled. More information will be forthcoming.
  5. The Choose 2 Give campaign—a March event that raises funding from students to support fellow students—has been canceled. There will be no further C2G events, but students can still donate online

In addition, BYU announced today that spring term classes will be moved online.

March 19, 2020


Please see further instruction on student teaching from BYU Associate Academic Vice President John Rosenberg below. 

Thanks for all your faith and patience. Keep safe. 

David O. McKay School of Education

Dear UCOTE members and EPP program coordinators,
As you are aware, information on COVID-19 continues to be generated and actions taken to control the spread of the coronavirus. As we have considered the most recent information about how the public school districts and state universities are handling the situation, we have decided that our student teachers may return home immediately, consistent with the instructions we have given all BYU students. However, since the semester is not over and the students are still enrolled as student teachers, they are asked to remain actively engaged with their host schools in delivering instruction remotely under the direction of their mentor teachers. Major program coordinators and university supervisors should reach out to individual students to address their questions and to discuss the remaining requirements for bringing the student teaching experience to a successful conclusion.
Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.
Associate Academic Vice President for Undergraduate Studies
Washington Irving Professor of Spanish and American Relations


March 13, 2020

FOR: Undergraduate students (graduate students please consult your academic department)

Dear Students –

You are aware of the university’s directive to move courses online, and in exceptional cases to make special accommodations for lab or performance-based courses. After consulting with the University Council on Teacher Education the McKay School of Education has made the following decisions about practicum, student teaching, and internships:

As district employees, interns will follow the same protocol as other professionals in their assigned school/district.

Student teachers will continue their placements and will follow their host school’s protocols in the event of illness. Should schools close or move to online instruction, we will send additional information.

Beginning Monday, March 16th practicum students will no longer be required to continue in their school placements. Questions about course assignments and PAES evaluations should be directed to your course instructors and/or district liaison.  

Please feel free to reach out to your program coordinator with additional information or clarification.

Thank you,

McKay School of Education

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