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May
28
2019
Message from the Dean: Spring 2019
The School of Education is currently commemorating our Centennial, and we have been looking back at the details of our history. Like those before us, we focus our thoughts on fostering transformational education in a Christian context, seeking out empirical evidence confronting educational problems, and preparing leaders for impact.
May
11
2019
Bilingualism Focus of Centennial Lecture
Nationally recognized bilingual scholar Dr. Maria Franquiz delivered the School of Education’s Centennial Lecture on Feb. 19. Franquiz chose a topic, “Illuminating the World Through the Gift of Bilingualism,” that highlights Baylor’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate.
May
10
2019
Teaching with Creativity
In his new book, "Developing Creativity in the Classroom," Dr. Todd Kettler offers practical teaching advice, backed by years of academic research into creativity.
May
9
2019
Leadership Focus
Two Baylor doctoral students in the EdD K-12 Leadership Program are among an elite group of Texas K-12 leaders participating in a prestigious statewide leadership development program for public schools.
May
8
2019
Alumni Profile: Kari Rood, MSEd ’14
Kari Rood earned a master's degree in the HESA (Higher Education and Student Affairs) program and is now assistant dean of students for disability services and academic success at Claremont McKenna College in California.
May
7
2019
Celebrating the Centennial
March 22 marked the actual date in 1919 when Baylor's Board of Trustees voted to create a separate academic unit, the School of Education. But we are celebrating the impact of education all year long!
May
6
2019
History in Action
When it comes to preparing teachers for the classroom, Baylor seeks to provide something deeper. Faculty members in the School of Education are preparing future teachers by also exploring the "why" behind social studies.
May
5
2019
Faculty Leaders
Several Baylor SOE faculty members have been elected by their professional peers to the top leadership role for national or significant regional organizations. Congratulations to these faculty who are leading the way in their disciplines.
May
4
2019
SOE News Briefs: Spring 2019
Learn about faculty, graduate, student and program news, including publications, awards, grants, scholarships, new professional development opportunities, and more
May
3
2019
New MAT Degree Offered
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is modeled on Baylor's award-winning teacher-education program and offers faculty-guided classroom teaching experiences that exceed those offered in most alternative certification programs.
May
2
2019
Impact of a Legend: Sharon Daly Mansfield
Sharon Daly Mansfield, BA ’53, was a legendary teacher, described by former students as both the “hardest” and “best” teacher they ever had. Appropriately, the largest undergraduate student scholarship fund at the Baylor School of Education is named in her honor.
May
1
2019
Web Extra: Sharon Daly Mansfield
After a 48-year career as a high school teacher, the late Sharon Daly Mansfield, BA '53, had earned her designation as a legendary teacher. The outpouring of respect and affection from her former students and colleagues was overwhelming. Below, we are sharing more about Mrs. Mansfield and her amazing career — the eulogy, the full obituary, and some photos from her past.
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.
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