Fall 2018 Message Center

Fall 2018 Edition

Oct
16
2018
Message from the Dean: Fall 2018
Last fall I became aware of a documentary film entitled Backpack Full of Cash. It raises hotly debated issues of school vouchers, high-stakes accountability testing, and church-state separation.
Oct
15
2018
Movie Madness
The documentary movie Backpack Full of Cash touches on every aspect and challenge of public education that's in the daily news — from under budgeting to overcrowding. That's why Dr. Terrill Saxon, Baylor School of Education Interim Dean, saw the film as a launching point for important conversations.
Oct
14
2018
First Among Equals: PhD Program marks its First Graduate
In August of 2018, Savanah Landerholm became the first graduate of the School of Education's PhD in Higher Education Studies & Leadership (HESL). Landerholm was part of the initial cohort of three PhD students in the Department of Educational Leadership, starting in August of 2014.
Oct
13
2018
EdD Online Attracts Large Cohort
The response to the new Online EdD in Learning and Organizational Change was overwhelmingly positive, and the inaugural cohort that started in August numbers 51 students. More than 4,500 prospects submitted an online inquiry into the program, representing 47 states.
Oct
12
2018
Alumni Profile: Dr. Agnes Tang
She's fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, skilled at teaching English to those who struggle with it, and recently received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award that has taken her to Taiwan's National Taitung University. Dr. Agnes Tang is willing to follow her motivation to encourage positive literacy wherever it leads.
Oct
11
2018
Annual Update: Grad Programs 2017-18
Here's a glance at where School of Education programs stood for the 2017-18 academic year. The SOE's 2017-18 total of 189 graduate students compares to a population of about 400 in the teacher-education undergraduate program.
Oct
10
2018
Annual Update: Student Financial Need
The SOE uses endowment funds to supplement financial aid that students receive from the University, outside sources, loans and student work-study. But many students still have unmet needs.
Oct
9
2018
Annual Update: New Faculty Members
The School of Education welcomed four new faculty members in the fall of 2018, and a new librarian for the Learning Resources Center joined the faculty in the spring. The SOE is currently searching to fill five faculty positions for the Fall 2019 academic term.
Oct
8
2018
Annual Update: SOE Excellence at the Highest Levels
Students are both outstanding and satisfied in the School of Education's graduate programs, according to the 2017 report from the Baylor Graduate School. Read about our doctoral, specialist, and master's graduates for 2017-18.
Oct
7
2018
Center Welcomes Director
Dr. Matt Thomas joined the Baylor School of Education (SOE) on Aug. 1 as executive director of the SOE's Center for Christian Education. Founded in 1985, the CCE is dedicated to advancing evidence-based approaches to educational improvement and values-driven leadership through a range of programming and resources.
Oct
6
2018
Grant Brings Help to Rural Families of Children with Autism
Through a $278,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Baylor School of Education will bring services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to rural families who might otherwise be unable to obtain help.
Oct
5
2018
SOE News Briefs: Fall 2018
SOE graduates have a pass rate of 100 percent — again. Plus a new department chair, a new degree program, and enhancements to the Learning Resources Center. Check out the news at a glance.
Oct
4
2018
Faculty Awards
Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, Dr. Sandi Cooper, and Dr. Susan Johnsen were among several faculty members who won awards at the national level, while several others won university-wide awards.
Oct
3
2018
Let Freedom Ring
Now in its second year, the Baylor Freedom School program aims to prevent summer learning loss by exposing the students — called "scholars"— to three reading texts daily and encouraging the discussion of civic issues. It runs for seven weeks in the summer.
Oct
2
2018
Passion for Education
Bob and Barbara Stepp Johnston have spent their professional lives dedicated to education. They say they are giving to the School of Education because "if we can have a Baylor graduate in a classroom, we know the caliber of that person is going to be what we want to see."
Oct
1
2018
SOE Centennial
Watch for the launch of the Centennial website for historical features and ways for alumni to share memories! That's also where to find info on upcoming events, including a special Dr Pepper Hour in the SUB, students; SOE birthday party, SOE historical exhibit at the Mayborn Museum, the Centennial Scholarship Banquet, special lectures and the Centennial Homecoming Tailgate.