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The Baylor Impact is published quarterly by the Baylor School of Education.

The Baylor Impact
School of Education
Baylor University
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Waco, TX 76798-7304

(254) 710-3111


Volume 4 Number 3


While formal results are not finalized by NCATE until their accreditation board convenes in April, in the visiting team’s exit briefing for university leadership, the team indicated it was recommending to NCATE that the School of Education meets all standards for both undergraduate and graduate educator preparation, including a variety of rarely issued commendations, most especially concentrated on how the School partners with local public schools/agencies to help candidates consolidate/apply professional knowledge and skills learning in their Baylor coursework.

In this issue of Impact, we share stories on our re-initiated school principal preparation program, the reconstitution of our community health curriculum into a Master of Public Health program, a report on fieldwork in the teacher preparation program, and describe a new research exchange/collaboration effort with the University of Texas in Educational Psychology. I trust that, as you read through these brief articles, you will join me in celebrating how Baylor’s School of Education continues to move forward.
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In the First Person: Glen Teal MSEd, Educational Administration with Principal Certification, 1996

I can say without hesitation that it was my Baylor experience that molded me for the rigor of being a leader. Baylor instilled in me the idea to always continue growing in my faith, in my relationships with my wife (Megan) and sons (Kason and Janson), and as an educational leader. In keeping with this idea, I recently completed my doctoral coursework at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. I should complete my dissertation work in spring 2011. What an incredible journey it has been. Thank you, Baylor University, for preparing me to live for Christ in all areas of my life, including my profession.
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World changers: SOE Welcomes New Master of Public Health Program

The School of Education's newly established Master of Public Health (MPH) in community health education helps graduate students to become world changers.
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Starting Early: Freshman Teacher Education Experiences

Baylor University is among the few elite teacher preparation programs with field-based courses beginning in the freshman year. Before their graduation, Baylor students complete more than 1,100 hours in public schools. These early and frequent hours in the classroom lay the foundation for a successful career in education.
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Developing Partners: Research Exchange with UT-Austin

Dr. Lucy Barnard-Brak, assistant professor of educational psychology, organized the inaugural Baylor Educational Research Exchange in October 2009. The exchange offered an opportunity for Baylor faculty and students to interact with other researchers from neighboring University of Texas at Austin.
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Touching the Future: Paying Back so Others Can Pay Forward

The Millers are "paying back" through The Jack S. and Charlotte B. Miller Endowed Scholarship Fund in the School of Education, which is funded with the help of their charitable gift annuity (a CGA benefits Baylor and the donor because it pays the donor and an additional annuitant fixed payments for life).
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Impact Tomorrow


Discover more about ways to assist students or programs in the Baylor School of Education by contacting Amie Reynolds, assistant director for university development, at:
(254) 710-2561 or 800-BAYLOR-U, option 4

The Baylor Impact is published four times a year by the School of Education at Baylor University to inform alumni and friends of the ongoing work and contributions of the School, its programs, faculty, staff, students, and graduates.

Our cover story was a result of feedback from readers like you. If you know of a story connected to Baylor’s School of Education that needs to be told, please let us know about it. Your story might be our next feature. Send your ideas and comments to Doug Rogers, editor,

In This Issue

•  Welcome
•  Glen Teal
•  New Master of Public Health Program
•  Freshman Teacher Education Experiences
•  Research Exchange with UT-Austin
•  Paying Back so Others Can Pay Forward
•  Impact tomorrow
•  Volume 4 Number 3 (pdf)

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