Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education
This degree provides the knowledge and license to teach and help young children in general education and special education classes, as well as in home-based settings. Students will participate in multiple supervised intervention/teaching experiences with a partnered school district, on-campus lab, home, or center.
Elementary Education teachers are uniquely skilled in designing and delivering instruction to engage children in the learning process. The Elementary Education major prepares candidates to provide children with foundational skills necessary to continue learning throughout their lives and empowers young learners to reach their divine potential.
The Special Education program prepares students to work with individuals with special needs from kindergarten through age 21. Teacher candidates will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of skills during multiple supervised practicum teaching experiences within partnered schools before beginning their student teaching experience.
Department of Home and Family
BYU-Idaho's Apparel Entrepreneurship program equips students with industry knowledge, cutting-edge training, and valuable connections for success in fashion and apparel. Graduates are well-prepared for careers in established companies, with renowned designers, or as entrepreneurs.
Students gain knowledge in a variety of subjects related to families and consumers, including nutrition, clothing, interior design, child development, along with teaching knowledge and experience.
Marriage and Family Studies prepares students to learn about the family and what creates strong and healthy family relationships. Students choose an emphasis related to the family that they want to focus on, choosing from Child & Family Advocacy, Human Services, or Parent & Family Education.
Marriage and Family Studies prepares students for careers in family life, education, human services, advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, and youth services. Students learn valuable principles and skills pertaining to healthy family functioning, communication, advocacy, and conflict management.
This degree provides you with professional preparation to enter the work force. This degree is made to only be a two-year degree and is not intended to be transferable to a four-year college. This program is designed to help graduates become teachers or directors for different settings with child development.