Vision & Mission

Program Vision

Our vision is to improve life conditions and opportunities for individuals, families, and communities worldwide.

Program Mission

Our mission is to improve the equity and quality of teaching and learning environments throughout the world. We accomplish this mission through the integration of research, teaching, and service to strengthen educational opportunities for all people worldwide. This integrated mission is threefold:

Frequently Asked Questions about the GRE

Can I send a photocopy of my GRE scores? I can't afford to have scores sent by ETS, and I can certify that my student copy is accurate. Will that fill the requirement?

No. We must receive official test scores from ETS. Photocopies and student copies of test scores are unofficial and may keep your application from being considered.

Do I have to take the GRE?

Yes. Education PhD candidates are required to take the general GRE test--not the subject-specific GRE tests.

Ecclesiastical Endorsement

All applicants, including current BYU students, are required to obtain a Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement for each new academic year. Education PhD students must have their endorsements completed, submitted, and processed by the Honor Code Office before they can register for fall semester or any semester thereafter. Priority registration for the following fall semester can begin in early April. To avoid registration delays, education PhD students should complete and submit their endorsements to the Honor Code Office by March 15.

Student Handbooks

The School Leadership Program's Student Handbook provides detailed program information and policies for current and future students. Students are responsible to refer to the Student Handbook to answer questions and clarify policies. The handbook is continually being updated and revised to reflect current program descriptions and policies.

Current version:


literacy Literacy Conference

Leading literacy educators from across the country are invited to present on literacy issues for all content areas at the biannual Literacy Promise Conference co-sponsored by the McKay School Alumni Society and the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES).