Graduate programs in the School of Education seek to prepare students for professional roles in teaching, administration, counseling, learning resources, health, human performance, leisure studies, and related areas. Each program emphasizes the development of an eclectic understanding of the educational process as well as a competency in a specific area. The balance between theory/research and practice leads to the development of a professional who can adapt to a variety of educational situations and effectively implement educational programs. Baylor encourages all of its students to cultivate their capacity to think critically, to assess information from a Christian perspective, to arrive at informed and reasoned conclusions, and to become lifelong learners. Beyond the intellectual life, the Baylor School of Education pursues the social, physical, ethical, and spiritual development of each student.
The School of Education offers various graduate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Administration; Educational Psychology; and Health, Human Performance and Recreation. For more information on specific offerings in each department, you can access the information by clicking the appropriate link.
National Ranking and Accreditation
The School of Education (SOE) is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and offers a wide variety of degrees at the masters and doctoral levels. The graduate programs in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation are recognized for their interdisciplinary research investigating the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, and performance. In its "2004 Best Graduate School" survey, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor's School of Education 63rd among 188 of the nation's education schools with graduate programs.