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David O. McKay School of Education

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At the BYU McKay School of Education, our inspiration is Jesus Christ, the Master Teacher. We educate for eternity, knowing that every person is a child of God with a divine nature and destiny.

Learning, for us, is life-giving—it’s why McKay School students commit to serving in challenging and noble professions, and why McKay School faculty dedicate themselves to being leading scholars, outstanding teachers, and role models of living the gospel.

As faculty, staff, and administrators, we devote our minds and spirits to our work, so we can nurture the full potential in others—for the benefit of the world.

Learn more about the McKay School here.

Support Tomorrow’s Educators and Clinicians

Donations from alumni and friends support students as they prepare to become exceptional educators and clinicians in their careers, communities, and families. Here are the areas in which they could use your help:

Scholarships for Student Teachers and Interns

Scholarships for elementary, early childhood, and special education undergraduate majors during their capstone student teaching or intern semesters. Student teachers and interns are in the elementary school classroom teaching full-time and cannot feasibly be employed elsewhere.

Scholarships for Students in School Counseling and Counseling Psychololgy

School psychology EdS (master’s level) students prepare to work in K–12 schools and are specially trained to address critical care issues including suicide prevention, treatment for depression and anxiety, self-harm, and other similar issues.

Counseling psychology PhD students prepare to work in university counseling centers, academic departments, or independent practice in the critical role of treating today’s mental and emotional health concerns, in many cases keeping individuals alive.

Scholarships for Students in Communication Disorders

Communication disorders master’s students are studying to become speech-language pathologists, licensed to treat a variety of conditions including aphasia, autism, cleft palate, speech sound disorders, stuttering, traumatic brain injury and more in schools, hospitals, and private care.

Funding for Inspiring Learning

In conjunction with the university’s Inspiring Learning initiative, the McKay School is providing students with life-changing learning opportunities through mentoring, experiential learning, and innovative teaching.

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