By the time they're sophomores, teachers in training at Baylor should take a deep breath, slow down and prepare for reflection as they enter the classes under the umbrella of the School of Education 's Interdisciplinary Core. This trio of courses, designed for sophomores and juniors who want to teach, isn't about how to prepare pupils for skills tests or how to keep order in a room full of energetic adolescents.
The School of Education developed this curriculum to ensure that all teacher education students are exposed to high quality interdisciplinary courses based on great texts. The following three courses that students take during the fall and spring semesters of their sophomore and junior years make up the nine-hour sequence.
Beginning next year, all teacher candidates at Baylor will spend a full year in the classroom, rather than the 12 weeks which has been the norm for at least two decades.
This is only one of a number of changes under way in the University's School of Education.