Aaron Popham Named First Director of BYU Educator Preparation Program

This change prompts a transition of responsibility for coordinating educator preparation from the McKay School of Education to the EPP.

Former assessment and accreditation director in the McKay School of Education Aaron Popham has been named the first director of BYU’s Educator Preparation Program, responsible for coordinating educator preparation between seven BYU colleges. Together these units prepare teachers in 27 majors, 23 minors, and 3 graduate programs.

"Aaron is uniquely qualified for this inaugural position. He has valuable relationships with key state and national organizations," said Brad Neiger, associate academic vice president of undergraduate studies.

The colleges with programs in the EPP include Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Fine Arts and Communications; Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Humanities; Life Sciences; the McKay School of Education; and Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Writer: Kirsten Clancy

Contact: Cynthia Glad (801) 422-1922