Brigham Young University. Dept. of Training

In 1904, the Department of Training was officially established in the Normal School of Brigham Young University. It served as both a school for students from elementary to eighth grade and as student teaching for Normal School students planning on becoming teachers in those grades. The coursework included subjects associated with elementary studies, including phonics, arithmetic, and spelling. In 1907 the department was absorbed by the Church Normal Training School, where student teachers could continue to gain practical experience teaching children while under professional observation and training.

Variant names

Brigham Young University. Training School

Brigham Young University. Normal School. Dept. of Training

Brigham Young University. Normal School. Training Dept.


Established: 1904

Abolished: 1907

Location: Provo, Utah (1904-1907)


The Training Department taught schoolwork up to eighth grade, including theology, reading, writing, music, phonics, spelling, history and literature, geography, language, nature work, art and manual training, arithmetic, and physical training.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Training was part of the Normal School, the primary school training branch of Brigham Young University.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Normal School (1904-1907)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Normal School (1907)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1904-1905: p.55 (part of the Normal School) p. 73-82 (Training Department, courses listed)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1905-1906: p. 71 (Dept. of Training)

Brigham Young University annual school catalog, 1907-1908: p. 57 (Church Normal Training School responsible for Normal students receiving teaching practice)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00083

Creator: UPB