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•  SOE Grad Student Elected to AERA Graduate Student Council
•  Baylor School of Education and Midway ISD announce two new Professional Development Schools
•  Baylor SOE Students and Programs Receive Statewide Recognition
•  Longtime HHPR prof inducted into SWC Hall of Fame
•  SOE Seniors Try to Solve Real-Life Teaching Problems Through Research
•  Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White Partner to Open Center for Developmental Disabilities
•  Journalist Says the System, not the Teachers, Should be Blamed
•  Superintendent Partnership with Baylor SOE Receives Statewide Recognition
•  Goodloe signs “Before Brittney” at Baylor Bookstore
•  Action Research Symposium for Teaching Interns on April 1
•  HHPR Chair Dr. Paul Gordon Releases Research on Teen Obesity and Health Risks in The Journal of Pediatrics
•  Animal-Assisted Therapy Volunteers Visit HHPR Class
•  School of Education Professor Dr. Tony Talbert Honored for Qualitative Research
•  Journalist Ron Berler to speak March 26
•  Baylor Round Table visits SOE
•  Team led by SOE's Dr. Trena Wilkerson wins national award
•  Mock Interviews Prepare Teacher Ed Seniors for Professional Careers
•  SOE Graduate Dub Oliver Named President of Union University
•  SOE Grad Speaks in Baylor Chapel
•  SOE Professor Leads Local Settlement House Effort
•  Citizenship Goes Digital: SOE Researchers Find Online Gaming Effective in Teaching Civics Education
•  Expert on John Dewey to Speak at School of Education Feb. 6
•  School of Education's BARC Hosts Meeting of Special Needs Service Providers
•  School of Education Hosts Regional TAFE Conference
•  SOE Grad Brings Art to Students
•  School of Education Sophomore Earns Spot on Mexican U-20 National Soccer Team
•  HHPR Chair Dr. Paul Gordon Named to Expert List
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•  SOE Grad Robert Durón Assumes Leadership Role at TASB
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•  Baylor SOE Professor Elected to National Board
•  Veterans, advocates lobby for improved education benefits
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•  SOE Hosts Alumni for Homecoming
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•  School of Education Professor Earns Faculty Member of the Year Award at Education Conference
•  Ted Powers Receives Prestigious Award for Excellence and Leadership
•  School of Education Welcomes Scholarship Donors
•  Baylor student gives life to stranger
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•  Faculty kids embracing home life on Baylor campus
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•  iEngage Civics Camp a Rousing Success
•  Waco ISD & Baylor University Celebrate PDS Schools
•  'Pomp' traditions endure at graduation
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•  Educator found new path to aid community
•  Baylor considering online courses, degree programs
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Baylor SOE Teacher Candidates have 99% TExES Passing Rate

July 14, 2006

Preliminary data released this week (July 10-July 14, 2006) by the State Board for Educator Certification indicates that Baylor University has a 99% passing rate for 105 teacher candidates completing their certification programs in 2006 (academic year 2005-2006). According to the data, all of the candidates have passed their TExES content exams and their TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exams. This is the highest passing rate for Baylor University since the TExES exams were implemented in 2000.

Three candidates who have chosen to seek additional certifications, which means the candidates must pass three or more exams rather than just two exams, have until December 2006 to successfully complete their supplemental exams. Upon successful completion by December 2006, Baylor University will have a 100% passing rate for 2006.

Each July, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) releases data about teacher education candidates who completed their programs during the most recent academic year (2005-2006). One hundred five candidates from Baylor University's School of Education completed Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) exams during the past academic year. Each candidate must pass a minimum of two tests, one in the candidate's subject matter and one in Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR). Candidates who choose to add additional areas of certification, such as Gifted and Talented (GT) or English as a Second Language (ESL), are required to take additional tests.