Undergraduate Special Education Program

The Baylor University Special Education Program Philosophy

The 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:

  1. Instruction that is "full of care," i.e., provided in an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance.
  2. Instruction that is "careful" in its attention to evidence-based practices, including assessment-driven instruction that produces learning success.

  3. 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 Placement

    Special 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 Information

    For more information about the Special Education Program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

    Tonya Davis, Ph.D., BCBA-D

    Associate Professor
    Coordinator, Special Education Program
    Coordinator, Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
    Director, Baylor Clinic for Assessment, Research, and Education
    Programs in Special Education
    Baylor University
    One Bear Place 97301
    Waco, TX 76798-7301
    (254)710-6167 (Office)
    (254)710-3265 (Fax)