Mary Anne Prater, Chair
340 MCKB, (801) 422-3857
David O. McKay School of Education Advisement and Certification Office
120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426
Admission to Degree Program
Students must apply to the Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department for admission to the special education undergraduate degree and post-baccalaureate licensing programs. Applications may be obtained from the department Web site at http://education.byu.edu/cpse. See additional information below.
To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:
Undergraduate Programs and Degrees
Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.
Graduate Programs and Degrees
MS in Special Education
EdS in School Psychology
PhD in Counseling Psychology
For more information see the BYU 2008–2009 Graduate Catalog.
Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Licensing
Individuals who have already completed a bachelor's degree who apply and are admitted to the special education licensing program may be licensed in special education upon completion of the required licensing course work. No degree designation is given for this option.
Admission to BS Programs
Among other factors, the application review process involves consideration of the following:
Additional Licensing Requirements
It is the student's responsibility to be sure that the Praxis test has been taken and that BYU has received the test scores, that the student's fingerprint background clearance is current prior to graduation, and that state licensing fees have been paid. Students will also be responsible for any additional requirements imposed by the state prior to their graduation. To confirm the status of these requirements contact the Education Advisement and Certification Center, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426. Graduation and Utah licensure cannot be processed until these requirements have been completed.