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Brigham Young University. College of Education

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1921-1996

Administrative History

The College of Education (1921-1996) oversaw various programs for future educators at Brigham Young University.

The College of Education, previously known as the School of Education, was created in 1921 from by the newly appointed President Harris. The organization was created to qualify students to be supervisors, elementary teachers, high school instructors, or high school principals under the Church and State school systems. The four main purposes were outlined as: (1) Preparing teachers for public and private schools. (2) Providing graduate programs for the preparation of school principals, counselors, school psychologists, curriculum supervisors, speech/language pathologists, clinical audiologists, and master teachers. (3) Offering research-based graduate programs. (4) Researching educational processes and issues. Deans and acting deans of the College included John C. Swenson (1921-1924), L. John Nuttall (1924-1930), Amos N. Merrell (1930-1946), Asahel D. Woodruff (1955-1961), A. John Clarke (1961-1962), Antone K. Romney (1962-1970), Stephen L. Alley (1970-1974), Curtis N. Van Alfen (1974-1985), Ralph B. Smith (1985-1989), Dan W. Andersen (1989-1993), and Robert S. Patterson (1993-1997).

Citation

nuc89-92225: Ramses II, c1985 (hdg. on UPB rept.: Brigham Young University. College of Education; usage: Brigham Young University/College of Education)

LC data base, 06-01-90 (hdg.: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. College of Education; usage: College of Education, Brigham Young University)

Phone call from BYU, David O. McKay School of Education, Dean's Office, June 29, 2004 (College of Education changed its name to the David O. McKay School of Education on Sept. 11, 1996)

BYU Organizational History, website viewed Oct. 10, 2012: College of Education (College of Education, School of Education. 1921, President Harris, supervisors, elementary teachers, high school instructors, or high school principals, Church and State school systems, purposes, preparing teachers, graduate programs for principals, counselors, school psychologists, curriculum supervisors, speech/language pathologists, clinical audiologists, and master teachers, research-based graduate programs, educational processes, deans John C. Swenson (1921-1924), L. John Nuttall (1924-1930), Amos N. Merrell (1930-1946), Asahel D. Woodruff (1955-1961), A. John Clarke (1961-1962), Antone K. Romney (1962-1970), Stephen L. Alley (1970-1974), Curtis N. Van Alfen (1974-1985), Ralph B. Smith (1985-1989), Dan W. Andersen (1989-1993), Robert S. Patterson (1993-1997))

Found in 127 Collections and/or Records:

An accreditation report to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 333
Scope and Contents Report on the teacher education program at Brigham Young University (212 pages). Dates from 1961.

Added College of Education material, 1961-1968

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 559 Series 29 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Adminsitrative correspondence, memos, working materials, agreements, policy and procedures, reports, etc.

Added College of Education material II, 1946-1972

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 559 Series 29 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Adminsitrative files, including correspondence, reports, minutes, surveys, etc.

Stephen L. Alley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5329
Scope and Contents Contains term papers from the Brigham Young University Department of Education.

Brigham Young University salaries records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 258
Scope and Contents Collection includes summary of regular annual salaries of professors, associate professors and instructors.

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records on colleges, 1982-1987

 Sub-Series — Box: 9, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: UA 679 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, internal audits, research reviews, advancement and admission procedures, and other information for colleges of the university, including the Biology and Agriculture, Education, Engineering and Technology, Family, Home and Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Communications, and Humanities. Also includes college audits and information on university buildings, 1982-1987.

Arthur D. Browne papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 180
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence; questionnaires; self-evaluation reports; reports concerning deans, auxiliary servies, and registrar's records; descriptions of job positions; minutes of faculty, Dean's Council, and College of Education meetings; and individual college statistics.

Children's Literature records, 1975-1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6139 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains records related to the Children's Literature conference as well as information on the Children's Literature Association.

Selby G. Clark collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 63
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and evaluations concerning admissions, social units, probations, student personnel services, scholarships, College of Education faculty meetings, and university procedures and policies. Materials received by Clark and created between 1952 and 1960.

College of Education accreditation and policy records, 1971-1978

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 700 Series 6
Scope and Contents Includes records from the Utah State Board of Education and the federal government regarding accreditation and policy compliance of the Brigham Young University College of Education. Materials date from 1971 to 1978.