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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Interim Dean Terrill Saxon shares insights on the impact of the significant gift of the Copple family to the SOE's efforts around Christian education and how the gift will empower Christian leaders to excel.
The 1312 class is the first education course taken by School of Education undergraduates, and it provides both an opportunity for students to confirm their calling to be an educator and also an experience where they begin fulfilling that calling through direct teaching twice a week.
For the second year in a row, the Baylor School of Education (SOE) has won a prestigious national honor in recognition of its Professional Development School (PDS) partnerships with local schools — this year with partner Waco Independent School District.
When Dr. Susan Johnsen reflects on her career in education, it’s all about the students. From children she taught in vacation Bible school, who inspired her interest in education, to Baylor PhD graduates who are now blazing trails across the nation, it’s been those students — and her quest to meet their unique educational needs — that has driven her.
In June 2017, Dr. Marcus Nelson took the reins of Waco ISD, the largest school district in the area and an important partner for Baylor School of Education. Impact caught up with Dr. Nelson for an update on his innovative plans for the district and how Baylor plays a part.
A gift of $2.5 million from Lynda and Robert Copple of Frisco will create the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership within the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership.