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Department of Educational Leadership
The Department of Educational Leadership prepares graduates for exemplary leadership of public and private institutions and for educational research, offering graduate programs in K-12 and higher education leadership and sports administration and an undergraduate program in leadership.
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Dec
17
2019
SOE Sport Management Student Headed for Final Four
Sport Management master's student Shelly Stafford will miss her own Baylor graduation ceremony this December. Stafford and the Baylor volleyball team — the No.-1 seed in the NCAA tournament — are headed to Pittsburgh for the Final Four this week.

An All-American, Stafford has also raked in academic honors — she’s the Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year running and Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the third year. Stafford said she chose the Sport Management master’s program because of her desire to have a long-term career in sports.
Dec
12
2019
Special Centennial Issue of “Impact” is now Online
The Fall 2019 issue of Baylor Impact — a special Centennial issue — is now available online. Check it out to explore the history of the Baylor School of Education, learn about plans for the future, and meet the recipients of our Centennial Awards!

In this issue, you’ll learn how Baylor’s earliest leaders were committed to not only higher education but also K-12 education in Texas — decades before the School of Education was established in 1919. You’ll meet some interesting characters, including a donkey-riding dean, and gain a historical perspective with the at-a-glance timeline.
Nov
20
2019
Faculty and Student Literacy Research Recognized by International Literacy Association
Baylor School of Education faculty and doctoral students in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction garnered recognition and presented research at the International Literacy Association’s annual conference in October. The International Literacy Association is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 86 countries.

Dr. Kelly Johnston, assistant professor of literacy, and Dr. Phil Nichols, assistant professor, both received recognition as finalists for the ILA’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. Baylor was the only university with two representatives recognized among the finalists.