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 that graduates of our programs are the leaders of tomorrow - in the classrooms, on the fields, in hospitals and clinics and in many other areas in which they will serve.
Faculty, staff and students model a sense of responsibility to impact the world locally and globally through area community service initiatives, including literacy and community health programs and study abroad opportunities that introduce students to new cultures and ideas.
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, public health advocates and specialists serving our most vulnerable students with special needs.
The Baylor School of Education, which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 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).
As the only school in the State of Texas that offers a yearlong teaching internship, we are committed to excellence and in-depth preparation for classroom teachers and hands-on learning for health professionals. Our 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. Our philosophy is one of continuous review and improvement with the goal of providing each student with the well-rounded education necessary to be successful in their chosen field.
The School of Education enrolls approximately 1,024 undergraduate students and 320 graduate students. The caring nature of its 72 faculty, commitment to faith based learning and desire to see students become successful individuals and professionals distinguish the Baylor School of Education as a special place to pursue bachelor, master, and doctoral studies.