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Nov
12
2020
COVER: Center for Christian Education Answers the Call
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.
Nov
10
2020
Message from the Dean
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.
Nov
9
2020
Q&A with the New Dean
Read excerpts from the "Baylor Connections" interview with School of Education Dean Dr. Shanna Hagan-Burke, conducted by Derek Smith. Then link to full broadcast interview.
Nov
8
2020
Teacher Education in Challenging Times
In the time of COVID, all students — from kindergarten to the graduate level — are experiencing school in new and different ways. For teachers, the challenges are extraordinary.
Nov
7
2020
Alumni Profile: Kenley Bailey Ritter, BSEd ’06
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.
Nov
6
2020
School Psychology Degree Offered in Dallas
Alex Jones knew when she was only 14 that she wanted to work with children with autism. Now she is pursuing that dream at Baylor's new Dallas program in School Psychology.
Nov
5
2020
Faculty News
From new faculty members and post-doctoral researchers to new books to new leadership roles on the national stage, keep up with all the latest from the School of Education faculty.
Nov
4
2020
New Degree for School Leaders
Baylor School of Education is launching the MA in School Leadership, offered through the Department of Educational Leadership. Cohorts will launch each June, beginning in 2021.
Nov
3
2020
News Briefs & Awards
Check out the fall's alumni awards news, as well as updates on new web resources and the job placement success of the School's 2020 BSEd graduates.
Nov
2
2020
Baylor's "Give Light" campaign is building the endowment, providing funds for today, and allowing for campus growth. See the fall updates from Baylor and for the School of Education specifically.
Nov
1
2020
Giving Back to “the Place where it all Started”
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.
Jun
18
2020
Message from the Interim Dean
Dr. Terrill Saxon looks back on three years as the SOE's Interim Dean and recaps some accomplishments. He says the SOE has thrived because of the devotion of the faculty.
Jun
17
2020
Dr. Shanna Hagan-Burke Appointed Dean of Baylor School of Education
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.
Jun
16
2020
COVER STORY: Researchers in Early Math Education Aim for Change
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.
Jun
15
2020
Testing the Tests
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.
Jun
14
2020
Alumni Q&A: Lisa Goodwin Fuentes
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.
Jun
13
2020
New Researchers Enhance K-12 Leadership Studies
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.
Jun
12
2020
SOE News Briefs: Honors and Awards
SOE faculty, staff, and graduate students have received awards and honors, and several have also achieved significant professional milestones.
Jun
11
2020
SOE News Briefs: Program News
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.
Jun
10
2020
Baylor Supporters Extend their Reach by Helping Teachers
Ryan and Karen Liles believe that the Baylor experience is so valuable that all aspiring education students should have the chance to gain their degree at the university.
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.
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