Children with autism benefit when parents are trained to provide at-home interventions

Children with autism benefit when parents are trained to provide at-home interventions

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BYU study shows that after parents receive specialized training, children with autism spectrum disorder markedly improve their…
School Wellness Centers: An Innovative Response to Student Stress and Suicide

School Wellness Centers: An Innovative Response to Student Stress and Suicide

Wellness Centers Can Improve Mental Health of Teens
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Research from BYU suggests that high school wellness centers can decrease anxiety and depression in teens, and can teach strategies…
Students who love lunchtime are more likely to feel belonging at school says BYU study

Students who love lunchtime are more likely to feel belonging at school says BYU study

Students who love lunchtime are more likely to feel belonging at school says BYU study
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Research indicates that students who enjoy lunchtime are more likely to feel that they belong at school; which is correlated with…
STEM Club Builds Science Learning for Children—and Their Teachers

STEM Club Builds Science Learning for Children—and Their Teachers

McKay School students teach science lessons at South Franklin Community Center
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McKay School elementary education students teach regular lessons to children at Provo’s South Franklin Community Center
Kendra M. Hall-Kenyon Appointed as Interim Dean

Kendra M. Hall-Kenyon Appointed as Interim Dean

Kendra M. Hall-Kenyon, chair of the Department of Teacher Education, is appointed as interim dean
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Following former dean Richard Osguthorpe’s appointment as associate academic vice president of undergraduate studies, Kendra M. Hall…
Professor Mom Earns $10,000 from BYU’s Ballard Center

Professor Mom Earns $10,000 from BYU’s Ballard Center

Professor Mom
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Two McKay School Alumnae earn $10,000 from winning the Social Product Status Award with their online business Professor Mom.
‘Every Child, Every Art, Every Voice’—and Their Place in the Classroom

‘Every Child, Every Art, Every Voice’—and Their Place in the Classroom

BYU Arts Express Conference Brings Multicultural Voices into Elementary Arts Integration
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The 16th annual BYU Arts Express Conference hosted hundreds of elementary educators from all over Utah and its neighboring…
Students Inspired through Research

Students Inspired through Research

Emily McDonald and Chloe Houghton reflect on lessons learned through mentored research
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Emily McDonald and Chloe Houghton are each considering a future in research because of their experience at the Mentored Research…
BYU EPP Receives CAEP Accreditation

BYU EPP Receives CAEP Accreditation

BYU's Educator Preparation Programs Are Granted Accreditation with Flying Colors
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The educator preparation programs of BYU have received notice of full accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of…
Helping Children with Loss and Grief

Helping Children with Loss and Grief

How to have difficult conversations with children
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Considering recent events in Uvalde, Texas and elsewhere, Rebecca Winters, PhD, assistant professor in BYU McKay School's…
John Patten Is Appointed as Director of CITES

John Patten Is Appointed as Director of CITES

Getting to know John Patten, new director of CITES
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John Patten joins BYU as the director of CITES, replacing Gary Seastrand who has served as director since 2014.
Richard Osguthorpe Named as BYU Associate Academic Vice President

Richard Osguthorpe Named as BYU Associate Academic Vice President

Beginning July 1, Dean Osguthorpe serves as associate academic vice president
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After serving as dean of the McKay School of Education for one year, Richard Osguthorpe takes on the role of BYU's associate…
Honoring Helen Foster Snow

Honoring Helen Foster Snow

Resolution honoring Helen Foster Snow is signed
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Peter Chan, PhD, helped draft a resolution to honor the life and legacy of Utah native Helen Foster Snow.
Teresa Leavitt Receives Inspiring Learning Award

Teresa Leavitt Receives Inspiring Learning Award

BYU McKay School’s Teresa Leavitt is chosen as a recipient of the Inspiring Learning Award for her influence as a mentor
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Teresa Leavitt shares how she mentors students by providing opportunities for authentic learning in the classroom
‘Lifelong Learners and Lifelong Ministers’

‘Lifelong Learners and Lifelong Ministers’

Graduates encouraged to be 'lifelong learners and lifelong ministers' at the first live McKay School graduation since 2019.
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At spring 2022 convocation, speakers laud 437 graduates’ bonds, hard work and grit.
BYU McKay School 2022 Graduation

BYU McKay School 2022 Graduation

BYU McKay School 2022 Graduation
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With graduation next week, the BYU McKay School shares details regarding convocation
Self-Efficacy is Crucial to Student Performance

Self-Efficacy is Crucial to Student Performance

Self-Efficacy is Crucial to Student Performance
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Guest speaker Megan Tschannen-Moran highlights the importance of self-efficacy for students and teachers at the 2022 McKay School…
Jumpstart Your Career as a Teacher

Jumpstart Your Career as a Teacher

Jumpstart Your Career as a Teacher
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The Utah Council of Education Deans has made available teachinginutah.org, a valuable resource for those seeking to become…
One Weekend, Two Events, a Single Goal

One Weekend, Two Events, a Single Goal

BYU China Conference, McKay Centennial Celebration Seek Harmony, Continued Growth
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In February 2022 the McKay School celebrated the 100 year anniversary of David O. McKay's visit to China through a China…
Want students to do better in class? Send them on culturally enriching field trips

Want students to do better in class? Send them on culturally enriching field trips

Want students to do better in class? Send them on culturally enriching field trips
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Students who attended three different field trips in fourth or fifth grade scored higher on end-of-grade exams, received higher…
The Aspirational Name of an Inspirational Educator

The Aspirational Name of an Inspirational Educator

McKay School Celebrates 25 Years of Carrying on David O. McKay’s Legacy
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In the fall of 1996, the BYU College of Education was renamed after David O. McKay, thus becoming the David O. McKay School of…
McKay School Degree Helps Teacher Navigate Life’s Challenges

McKay School Degree Helps Teacher Navigate Life’s Challenges

From Surprise Twins to Teaching Special Ed: A Look at One Woman’s Amazing Life
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From having surprise twins to becoming a special education teacher, Suzanne Ruchti didn’t know what her life had in store after…
CPSE professor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CPSE professor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

McKay School professor recognized as “titanness” of the Utah School Psychology field
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Professor Ellie Young of the School Psychology program in the BYU McKay School of Education received the Lifetime Achievement Award…
ARTS Partnership Brings New Crop of Young Artists to McKay Building

ARTS Partnership Brings New Crop of Young Artists to McKay Building

ARTS Partnership Brings New Crop of Young Artists to McKay Building
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The BYU McKay School of Education Children’s Art Gallery returns for the third time. This gallery features artwork from…
David O. McKay in China

David O. McKay in China

David O. McKay in China
For the first time in over 100 years, David O. McKay's visit and dedicatory prayer have been publicly recognized in China. Beijing Normal University…
All McKay School Qualifying Undergraduate Students Who Applied for Scholarships Fully Funded

All McKay School Qualifying Undergraduate Students Who Applied for Scholarships Fully Funded

All McKay School Qualifying Undergraduate Students Who Applied for Scholarships Fully Funded
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This year all undergraduate BYU education students who applied and met the eligibility criteria were awarded full tuition for Fall…
Alumni Lecture Fizzes with Nostalgia, Motivation, and Flavor

Alumni Lecture Fizzes with Nostalgia, Motivation, and Flavor

Alumni Lecture Fizzes with Nostalgia, Motivation, and Flavor
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Nostalgic, touching, and full of flavor, Rick Nielsen’s speech for Brigham Young University’s Alumni Achievement Awards gave…
Professor’s Research Inspires UNESCO Report on Global Education

Professor’s Research Inspires UNESCO Report on Global Education

Professor’s Research Inspires UNESCO Report on Global Education
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In 2019, Professor Donald Baum completed a research fellowship with UNESCO. His work and findings informed the focus of this year…
Getting to Know Our New Dean, Richard Osguthorpe

Getting to Know Our New Dean, Richard Osguthorpe

Getting to Know Our New Dean, Richard Osguthorpe
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10 Questions to help get to know Richard Osguthorpe, the new dean of the BYU McKay School of Education.
Praise and Affirmation: A Key to Improving Students' On-Task Behavior

Praise and Affirmation: A Key to Improving Students' On-Task Behavior

Praise and Affirmation: A Key to Improving Students' On-Task Behavior
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Paul Caldarella (CPSE), PhD, finds in a BYU study that praising middle school students improves on-task behavior by up to 70%.…
Keeping Culture Alive Through Education

Keeping Culture Alive Through Education

Keeping Culture Alive Through Education
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Charles Naumu, '69, was a principal at a Hawaiian language immersion school.
Bringing Science to Life Across the South Pacific

Bringing Science to Life Across the South Pacific

Bringing Science to Life Across the South Pacific
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Pago Pago Afualo, ’61, taught science and mathematics in both Samoa and Hawai’i following his graduation from the BYU College of…
Native American Curriculum Initiative to Receive $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Native American Curriculum Initiative to Receive $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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The BYU ARTS Partnership will receive a $40,000 grant for various projects to support the Native American Curriculum Initiative (…
McKay School Alumna Receives Granite School District's 2021 Excel Award

McKay School Alumna Receives Granite School District's 2021 Excel Award

McKay School Alumna Receives Granite School District's 2021 Excel Award
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Cynthia Pearson was named as one of ten recipients in Granite School District for the Excel Award, her district’s top honor.
Richard Osguthorpe Will Be New Dean of McKay School

Richard Osguthorpe Will Be New Dean of McKay School

BYU Alum Brings Leadership, Experience in Moral Foundations of Education to New Position
Richard Osguthorpe has been named dean of the McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University. A graduate of BYU who holds master's and doctoral…
Graduates Directed to ‘Go Forth to Serve’

Graduates Directed to ‘Go Forth to Serve’

Speakers Exhort McKay School Graduates to Find Opportunities to Serve and Teach
Speakers Miriam Flinders Parker and Shelby Slocum direct their fellow graduates to find ways to serve those around them by emulating Christ—the Master Teacher.
Culture Meets Counseling: Bango Gancinia

Culture Meets Counseling: Bango Gancinia

McKay Graduate Receiving PhD in Counseling Psychology After Helping Develop Cultural Practice
McKay School PhD graduate Bango Gancinia’s Hawaiian roots have led to his pursuit of incorporating spiritual, cultural, and humorous elements into his…
Almost Four Decades of BYU–Public School Partnership Success

Almost Four Decades of BYU–Public School Partnership Success

BYU–Public School Partnership Gives Keynote Address After Winning 2020 Award from NAPDS
The BYU–Public School Partnership received an award from NAPDS for their exemplary work as a professional development school. Now, over a year later, they are…
McKay School Announces Second Virtual Graduation

McKay School Announces Second Virtual Graduation

BYU McKay School to Hold Graduation as a Virtual Ceremony Again This Year
In line with Brigham Young University’s virtual graduation, BYU’s McKay School of Education will hold an on-demand virtual celebration for all of its graduates…
Five BYU Programs in Top 100, BYU McKay School Ranked 73 in U.S. News and World Report Ranking

Five BYU Programs in Top 100, BYU McKay School Ranked 73 in U.S. News and World Report Ranking

The BYU McKay School of Education ranks no. 73 in U.S. News and World Report, moving up 11 spots. Speech-language pathology program at 63.
The BYU McKay School of Education ranks as 73 U.S. News and World Report, moving up 11 spots. Our speech-language pathology program held steady at 63.
UASP Honors Three McKay School Alums, Professor

UASP Honors Three McKay School Alums, Professor

Association of School Psychologists Recognizes Work, Dedication, Leadership, and Mentoring of 2021 Award Recipients
McKay School represented well as Association of School Psychologists recognizes work, dedication, leadership, and mentoring of 2021 award recipients.
Sit with Me: Anthony Bates’s Remarks from the March Against Racism

Sit with Me: Anthony Bates’s Remarks from the March Against Racism

Before you stand with me, or any of my sisters and brothers, you have to sit with us first.
This is a revised version by Anthony Bates of remarks that he gave at the March Against Racism held on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the Historic County…
Free Workshop Is Pandemic Substitute for Autism Conference

Free Workshop Is Pandemic Substitute for Autism Conference

Online Presentation Will Help Families, Teachers Boost Independence and Task Completion in People With Autism
Following along with a series of images that illustrate how to accomplish a task can help people with autism independently complete school work and chores, or…
ComD Professor Elected President of BYU Faculty Women’s Association

ComD Professor Elected President of BYU Faculty Women’s Association

Lee Robinson to Serve on BYU FWA Board A Third Time
Lee Robinson, associate clinical professor and director of the BYU Speech and Language Clinic, was recently named president-elect of the BYU Faculty Women’s…
A Superintendent’s Career and Experience with COVID-19

A Superintendent’s Career and Experience with COVID-19

A Superintendent’s Thoughts on How COVID-19 Is an Opportunity to Do Better and Ensure Student Success.
“Amidst the constantly changing conditions of this pandemic, we have an opportunity to really look at how we structure education and focus on where we could…
EdLF Professor Organizes Conference on Civil Rights and Education Finance for NEFA

EdLF Professor Organizes Conference on Civil Rights and Education Finance for NEFA

Spencer Weiler, EdLF Professor and NEFA President-Elect, Participates in an Education Finance Conference on Civil Rights.
Spencer Weiler, EdLF professor and NEFA president-elect, participates in education finance conference on civil rights and equity.
ComD Chair Earns Prestigious ASHA Fellowship

ComD Chair Earns Prestigious ASHA Fellowship

Christopher Dromey Becomes Fourth BYU Professor to Become ASHA Fellow
Christopher Dromey, PhD, has become an ASHA Fellow, one of the highest honors from the premier professional organization for speech-language pathologists.
Expect to be Challenged

Expect to be Challenged

Erin Cranor paves her own path as she pursues a joint graduate degree in law and school leadership.
Having a history of being a trailblazer, EdLF graduate student Erin Cranor is working towards a joint juris doctor degree and master’s in school leadership…