Special-Education Certification

Responding to a shortage of special-education teachers, the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education has developed a program to allow current teachers to certify to teach special education. The 18-month program consists of evening classes to accommodate employed teachers.

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U.N. Premiere

Small Treasures: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty, a BYU Broadcasting documentary, was screened at the United Nations on Nov. 18 to help launch the International Year of Microcredit. Produced by award-winning filmmakers Sterling G. Van Wagenen, ’72, and Matthew M. Whitaker, ’92, together with the Marriott School of Management, the documentary tells stories about small short-term loans that have produced dramatic changes in the lives of impoverished families.

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Bringing Science to Life

BYU elementary education students taught scientific principles with earth-science demonstrations at Provo’s Joaquin Elementary School.

The presentation of the state’s core standards for science education was a big benefit for the children, says Don R. Dowdle, ’69, the school’s principal.

“A lot of our kids don’t have the breadth of vision for the possibilities for their future because many of their parents don’t have extensive education,” Dowdle says. “To open up and hear college students that come with enthusiasm, they think, Maybe I can do something like that.”

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