Outcomes

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Baylor School of Education is committed to producing graduates who have impact in the educational fields that they choose to serve. Check HERE to see some of our award-winning alumni leaders.

Teacher Education Program:

Baylor’s field-based undergraduate teacher-education program produces graduates who become leaders in education, whether in classroom teaching or administrative roles.

TEA Pass Rate:

100% of School of Education graduates have passed the Texas certification exams in

  • 2013-14
  • 2014-15
  • 2015-16

Prior to that, pass rates were 99 % in recent history.

Award-winning student teachers:

For two years in a row (2016 & 2017), a School of Education graduate has received the Texas Student Teacher of the Year Award:

  • Rachel Vaughn, BSEd ’17 — story and video
  • Stephanie Wright, BSEd ’16, MSEd ’17 — story
Award-winning field program:

The partnership between Baylor School of Education and Midway ISD won a national award, the 2017 “Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement Award” from the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)

Employment for BSEd graduates:

The School of Education tracked teacher-education students who graduated in May or August 2017 and found that, by the end of August, 97.5 percent were employed or enrolled in graduate school. The other 2.5 percent chose to travel abroad, inspired by their participation in the SOE study-abroad program.

2017 placement chart

100% teaching job placement rate for:

  • BSEd Special Education program
  • GT undergraduate dual certificate program

Graduate Education:

Baylor Graduate School’s annual evaluation of the scholarly production of graduate students has consistently found that School of Education programs are highly productive.

Educational Psychology doctoral students consistently rank No. 1 in the University for the number of annual student publications per capita and ranked No. 3 for the highest Academic Analytics rankings for 2014.

Department of Curriculum & Instruction: Graduate programs have a 100% placement rate, as job placements or continuing graduate studies. Annually, 75% of C&I graduate students have published research or given research presentations.

School Psychology: For the past 10 years, 100% of Baylor's school psychology program graduates have passed the Praxis School Psychology national exam, which is a requirement for licensure/certification in all states. In addition, 100% of the school psychology students have successfully acquired a paid full-time internship.

Higher Education Studies & Leadership (HESL): 100 percent of HESL PhD students who have completed at least one year in the program have published research or given research presentations annually. 

ABA Program: Graduate of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs have a 100% job placement rate within a month of graduate.

HESA Program: Our master’s in Higher Education & Student Affairs placed 100% of our students who graduated in May 2016. The HESA program also received a record number of applications.

Award-Winning Graduate Students:
  • Sage Bentley, 2018 Teaching Excellence Award from NISOD, National Institute for Saff and Organizational Development (PhD candidate in Curriculum and Instuction)
  • Corina Kaul, 2017 Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award, Baylor Graduate School (PhD candidate in Educational Psychology)
  • Erin Dixon, 2016 SSMA (School Science Mathematics Association) Dissertation Award (PhD in Curriculum and Teaching)
  • Dittika Gupta, 2015 SSMA (School Science Mathematics Association) Dissertation Award (PhD in Curriculum and Teaching)
  • Jessica Meehan, 2014 John Laska Distinguished Dissertation Award in Teaching from the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. (EdD in Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Abby Hodges, 2016 James Kopp Scholarship and Poster Competition for research at Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Keith Kerschen, 2016 Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award, Baylor Graduate School (PhD candidate in Curriculum & Instruction)
  • Nicole Woodhouse, EdS ’17, 2016 Texas Association of School Psychology, Outstanding Scholarship Recipient (Specialist level)
  • Laura Phipps, EdS ’17, 2016 Texas Association of School Psychology Graduate Student Award (Specialist level)
  • Allen Mom, EdS ’16, 2015 Texas Association of School Psychoogy, Outstanding School Psychology Graduate Student Award (Specialist level)
  • Kristen Padilla-Mainor, EdS ’10, 2015 Texas Association of School Psychology, Outstanding School Psychologist Award, Baylor Graduate School (PhD candidate in Educational Psychology)
  • Rachel Scalzo, PhD ’15, James Kopp Scholarship Award for research, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (PhD in Educational Psychology)


More information about the School of Education's programs can be found on the Texas Education Association website:

TEA Information