In March, Baylor’s Center for Christian Education (CCE) was well into arrangements for its annual summer learning academy, intending to welcome 250 educators to campus. Then COVID-19 hit. CCE made a quick pivot to help educators survive and thrive.
Dr. Shanna Hagan-Burke, who became Dean of the School of Education in July, shares her goals and gratitude for the School and for Baylor. Even arriving in the midst of a pandemic, she has felt a warm welcome.
Kenley Bailey Ritter, a PhD student in Curriculum & Instruction, graduated from Baylor with a degree in secondary mathematics education and has pursued an adventurous career in teaching and leadership on two continents.
Jim and Kaye Patterson are advocates of the School of Education with a desire to provide opportunities for future educators. The Pattersons emphasize Baylor’s positive campus environment as a big reason they choose to give back to their alma mater.
Shanna Hagan-Burke, PhD, professor of special education and head of the department of educational psychology at Texas A&M University's College of Education and Human Development, has been selected as Dean of the Baylor and will arrive at Baylor SOE on July 1.
Through the Math for Early Learners Academy (MELA), a Baylor summer program for pre-K through second graders, Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor of mathematics education, has been trying to address math deficits in young children since 2016.
Dr. Nick Benson has committed his academic career and devoted his extensive research to the evaluation of tests and their uses — specifically to the study of the science and practice of psychological and educational testing and assessment.
Lisa Fuentes, BSEd ’96, is owner and CEO of Focus Behavioral Associates, a family business supporting the behavioral needs of children and adults with autism, ADHD, developmental disabilities, and other behavioral disorders.
Helping school leaders rise to to today's unique challenges is the passion for two faculty additions in the Department of Educational Leadership, who have enhanced the department's research profile in K-12 leadership studies.
Baylor SOE has new degree offerings in all three departments, with a new School Psychology program in Dallas, a new dual-track master's degree in schools leadership, and an 18-hour undergraduate minor in informal education.
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.
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.
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.