Find out more about the vision of Baylor University as it relates to you and how you may benefit as a student in the School of Education.
Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future
These are more than words for the Baylor School of Education. We believe graduates of our programs are the leaders of tomorrow - in the classrooms, on the fields, in hospitals and clinics, and in many other areas.
Faculty, staff and students model a sense of responsibility to impact the world - locally through community service initiatives, including literacy and community health programs, and globally through study- and service-abroad opportunities.
Our graduates shape the future of our public and private school classrooms. They are tomorrow's principals and superintendents. They are future doctors, trainers for our athletes, medical support professionals, and public health advocates.
SOE at a Glance
The Baylor School of Education enrolls more than 1,100 undergraduates and more then 600 graduate students. It consists of four departments:
- Curriculum and Instruction (preparation for classroom teachers and specialists);
- Educational Administration (post-graduate preparation for school leadership);
- Educational Psychology (undergraduate and graduate programs for those who are interested in learning, development, measurement, and exceptionalities); and
- Health, Human Performance and Recreation (preparing for sport- and health-related careers, athletic training and careers in recreational professions, including churches).
SOE DistinctivesThe Baylor School of Education is committed to excellence and in-depth preparation for classroom teachers and hands-on learning for health professionals.
- The SOE is accredited nationally by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Six semesters of field work and yearlong internships for teacher candidates provide faculty-guided field training that is second to none.
- Internships are required of all but one major in HHPR.
- Caring faculty provide instruction based on cutting-edge research.
- SOE graduates are in demand, with HHPR graduates entering prestigious health schools and fields and teacher candidates being sought by top schools districts because of their classroom experience.
SOE students are encouraged to cultivate critical thinking abilities, to assess information from a Christian perspective, to arrive at informed and reasoned conclusions, and to become lifelong learners.
The caring nature of its faculty, commitment to faith-based learning and desire to see students become successful distinguish the Baylor School of Education as a special place to pursue bachelor, master, and doctoral studies.