This program is a collaborative initiative between USU’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, the Utah State Office of Education and others to implement new programs at the elementary school level in arts education.
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP) provides arts-integrated instruction to elementary students, effectively increasing student performance in every subject —from language arts and social studies to math and science. The program is currently in 300 Utah elementary schools in 31 districts (including over 30 charter schools) and is serving approximately 202,800 students. Funded by the Utah Legislature, the program is administered through the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and implemented by a network of faculty at Utah State University, Weber State University, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Westminster College, Southern Utah University and Dixie State University.
Arts Education in the Caine College of the Arts also works in close collaboration with the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.