Church Teachers College. Dept. of English

In 1909, Brigham Young University renamed and refocused the mission of its College. The Church Teachers College absorbed all of the Colleges departments but centered their energies into thoroughly preparing collegiate students to become high school educators. The Department of English offered Poetry, Public Speaking, the History of English Literature, Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Rhetoric. In 1920, when the College was split into the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education, the Department of English retained its name and function under the administration of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Variant names

Church Teachers College. English Dept.


Established: 1909

Abolished: 1920

Location: Provo, Utah (1909-1920)


The Department of English was responsible for the teaching of courses in English Grammar and Literature.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of English was part of the Church Teachers College, the higher-education branch of Brigham Young University. Alfred Osmond served as Department Chairman from 1906-1923.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Church Teachers College (1909-1920)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of English (1904-1909) (1909)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. School of Arts and Sciences. Dept. of English (1920)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1909-1910: p. 15 (Church Teachers College established), p. 18 (part of the Church Teachers College) p. 30 (Department of English, courses listed)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1904-1905: p. 41 (Department of English; courses listed)

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 4, p. 498 (department chairman: Alfred Osmond, 1906-1923)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00028

Creator: UPB