Baylor School of Education is uniquely equipped to guide the Center for Christian Education toward its distinctive aims. For more than 100 years Baylor educators have carried the mission and practices of the School of Education to classrooms and beyond as teachers, superintendents, psychologists, health education professionals, academics/scholars and more. With more than 50 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring. Baylor’s undergraduate program in teacher education earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. For three of the last four years, a Baylor senior received the award as Student Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas. In 2019, a Baylor senior was named National Student Teacher of the Year. Graduate programs culminating in both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. prepare outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians through an intentional blend of theory and practice.
Faith animates the School’s work to impact the world through education. Undergraduate students in teacher education begin serving in local schools during their first semester of classes — resulting in both an early start to field training and an opportunity for meaningful impact with a student. A robust program in international education takes students to several continents to study comparative education and serve on a global level.
The School in 2017 launched an EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership that prepares superintendents and other leaders for service to diverse learners and communities. Soon the School will re-open the master’s program in Educational Leadership, designed to prepare principals and other school leaders.
The mission of the Baylor University School of Education is to prepare, within a Christian environment, individuals who improve society through leadership, teaching, research and service within their professions and communities.