Beverley Taylor Sorenson Programs
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.
Arts Learning (BTSArts)
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSArts) provides arts-integrated instruction to elementary students, effectively increasing student performance in language arts, social studies, math and science. The program is currently in 400 elementary schools in Utah, 34 school districts (including 16 charter schools) and is serving approximately 202,800 students. BTSArts places an arts educator (trained in visual art, dance, music or theater) in elementary schools to work collaboratively with classroom teachers to deliver quality, sequential, and developmental arts instruction in alignment with the state Fine Arts Core Standards. BTSArts operates under the direction of the Utah State Board of Education
through legislative funding.
Students in the Caine College of the Arts have many opportunities to interact with the community and local schools. These include on-campus performances, outreach programs, practicum teaching, service projects and Arts Education Fellowship. USU works in cooperation with numerous arts education programs in the community. For more information about these programs, please visit the individual websites for the organizations below.