Fall 2019 Message Center

Fall 2019 - Special Centennial Edition

Nov
25
2019
A Century of  Learning and Light: History Introduction
Even before Texas was a state, the leaders who became Baylor University’s founders were among a group of citizen scholars concerned with how the growing Republic should educate its children.
Nov
24
2019
Laying the Foundation: 1845-1918
The University’s early leaders helped lay the groundwork for public education in Texas, shaping the state’s academic future along with the Baylor professionals who set early standards for educator training.
Nov
23
2019
Decades of Growth: 1919–1940s
Baylor President Samuel Palmer Brooks, popular and active in educational circles, led a push that radically changed not only the University’s academic offerings but also how Baylor would approach teaching future educators.
Nov
22
2019
Firmly Rooted:  1940s–1970s
It was 1950, and the starting annual salary for a college graduate with no previous teaching experience was $2,403. . . . By 1972, Baylor was educating more teachers than any other private school in Texas.
Nov
21
2019
Continued Excellence:  1972–Present
While the 1960s saw efforts to make education equal for all, the 1970s continued that movement along with a national push for accountability for both students and teachers.
Nov
20
2019
Deans of the SOE
Fourteen men and women have served the School of Education as dean or interim dean since 1919. Dr. Lorena Stretch, who served from 1935-1957, was the longest serving.
Nov
19
2019
Web Extra: Oral Histories, Spotlight Stories and More
Several individuals have very long histories with the SOE, and our Centennial was a great chance to ask for their reflections and memories. There's so much to explore!
Nov
18
2019
Classrooms on Campus: Homes of the SOE
Education courses have been offered on the Waco campus in six different locations over the years, starting in buildings that existed before the School of Education's founding in 1919.
Nov
18
2019
Message from the Dean: Fall 2019
"I am proud of our School’s heritage, but I am inspired by the way our faculty are leaning into the future and the direction of change — much of it uncertain." — Dr. Terrill Saxon
Nov
17
2019
Message from the Chair: Curriculum & Instruction
"The Department of Curriculum & Instruction remains highly committed to our undergraduate teacher education program. C&I is also charting a path for stronger graduate education both at the master’s and doctoral levels." — Dr. Brooke Blevins
Nov
16
2019
Message from the Chair: Educational Psychology
"For nearly a decade, the Department of Educational Psychology has ranked among the top departments at Baylor for doctoral student publication and graduate student presentations at professional meetings." — Dr. Grant Morgan
Nov
15
2019
Message from the Chair: Educational Leadership
"The Department of Educational Leadership remains committed to its historical roots in the preparation of future leaders as we seek to expand our impact ranging from the local to the global level." — Dr. Jeffrey Petersen
Nov
14
2019
SOE Welcomes New Faculty for Fall
The School of Education added nine new faculty members for the fall of 2019, including an endowed position in Education Leadership four new faculty in the EdD Online program in Curriculum & Instruction.
Nov
13
2019
Annual Update: SOE Faculty at a Glance
The School of Education employs 55 permanent, full-time faculty members in three academic departments, and they have earned 170 degrees from 21 states and two foreign countries.
Nov
12
2019
Annual Update: Give Light Campaign
Give Light is a $1.1 billion comprehensive campaign for the future of Baylor University. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.
Nov
11
2019
Centennial Awards
In honor of our Centennial, the Baylor School of Education recognized graduates and mentors whose work makes significant, observable changes in the lives of others while exemplifying the Christian mission and ideals of the Baylor School of Education.
Nov
10
2019
Expanding Horizons - SOE Study Abroad
"Each country has very different classroom structures and teaching pedagogies, and I believe that it is important to be globally and culturally aware in our increasingly diverse society.” — Jordan Ng, junior
Nov
9
2019
Stories of Impact - Augie Strauch, Senior
“The kids in public school — sometimes they don’t want to be there. So, you have to find something to motivate them and get them to really get passionate about what they are doing.” — Augie Strauch
Nov
8
2019
Stories of Impact - Chloe Marshall, Senior
“I chose Baylor because of the faith-based environment, high regard for academic excellence and the sports! Being the oldest of four, financial aid is a huge blessing for my parents.” — Chloe Marshall
Nov
7
2019
Stories of Impact - Coleman Crosby, Senior
“Scholarships have been very important for me, as I would not have chosen to attend Baylor without them. Scholarships have given me peace of mind so I can focus on what I love most, which is teaching.” — Coleman Crosby
Nov
6
2019
Stories of Impact - Emily Draper, BSEd ’12
“Earning a scholarship was a trifecta of feelings. Honor to have been deemed worthy, pride in what I had accomplished, and the relief in knowing financially it would be a bit easier to make ends meet.” — Emily Draper
Nov
5
2019
Every Gift Makes a Difference
The SOE has benefitted from several significant gifts, some made decades ago and others as recently as 2018. This school year, the School of Education will award more than $500,000 in merit-based and need-based undergraduate scholarships. Nearly 100 endowed scholarships are awarded solely by the SOE to students studying education.
Nov
4
2019
Centennial Exhibit at Mayborn Museum until March 2020
A public exhibit outlining the history of the Baylor School Education has been extended through March 2020, continuing as part of the SOE’s year-long Centennial celebration in 2019. The exhibit is located at Baylor’s Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, in Waco, immediately to the right inside the Mayborn’s front door.