Undergraduate Special Education Program
The Baylor University Special Education Program PhilosophyThe Special Education Program at Baylor is guided by the overriding belief that, "All children can learn, if they are carefully taught."
Careful instruction is understood in two ways:
- Instruction that is "full of care," i.e., provided in an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance.
- Instruction that is "careful" in its attention to evidence-based practices, including assessment-driven instruction that produces learning success.
Careful instruction can only be learned by experience coupled with supervision and feedback to guide the development of essential teacher skills. Therefore, multiple and varied supervised field experiences are included throughout the special education course sequence.
Job PlacementSpecial education is mandated for ages 3-21. An acute special education teacher shortage exists in many areas across the nation.
In Texas, All-Level Special Education teachers will be able to teach classes for children with disabilities ranging in severity from mild to severe and ranging in age from 3-21 years.
More InformationFor more information about the Special Education Program, please contact the Program Coordinator:
Tonya Davis, Ph.D., BCBA-DAssociate Professor
Coordinator, Special Education Program
Coordinator, Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
Director, Baylor Clinic for Assessment, Research, and Education
Programs in Special Education
One Bear Place 97301
Waco, TX 76798-7301