“My EdS degree in School Psychology at Baylor prepared me for a rewarding career that began in a large, urban school district and has led me to making systemic changes as the Assistant Superintendent of a new charter school. I am grateful that the professors at Baylor challenged us to think beyond traditional school psychology services and think more systemically when working with children and families. Currently, I serve as Assistant Superintendent for a new inclusion charter school in the Dallas area. In this role, I lead, teach, design, implement and analyze programs for educators, children, and families.”
“I have worked in Fort Worth, and now Arlington ISD. Both districts provide different experiences in their roles for LSSPs. Baylor set the foundation for my work career. I came into the workforce with a well-rounded knowledge of the field and feel my education and experiences at Baylor set a high bar of expectation and achievement I’ve come to be accustomed to. The knowledge and experiences I gained from Baylor for Autism Spectrum Disorders was unparalleled and only continued to flourish with the field experience in both DFW districts I’ve worked. In speaking to colleagues and having friends in different graduate programs, I’ve also realized the close connections and bonds that I developed with Baylor staff to be invaluable. Our Baylor professors are our loudest champions, coaches, mentors, and teachers – it is a relationship that continues to evolve and grow. I highly recommend taking advantage of Baylor’s school psychology graduate program – it was a gamechanger in my life. I am always proud to say I’m a Baylor Bear!”
“One of my favorite aspects about the Baylor School Psychology graduate program was all of the applied and hands-on experiences we were offered throughout our time at Baylor. We were provided the opportunity to lead our own research projects with faculty that were eventually presented at local and national conferences. The School Psychology program offers experiences in the public school related to individual/group counseling, evaluations/assessments, and teacher consultation that prepare you for your internship and full time work as a school psychologist. Further, the professors supported all of us while applying for internships and throughout our internship year. Even after graduating, I still reach out to my professors for support. At Baylor, I really enjoyed the small class sizes, the ability to build relationships with my cohort and professors, and the opportunity to put what we learned in class into practice with applied experiences. I work in a private high school now in the Dallas area as a school psychologist."
"Baylor’s School Psychology Program offers ideal preparation for the numerous roles we take on post-graduation. While its status as a NASP-approved program speaks to its quality, its faculty set it apart. Their diverse experience and continuing work provide depth to class discussion and are illuminating examples of service. Faculty members relate to students not only as professors but as mentors who provide opportunities for research, teaching, practice, and professional development beyond certification requirements."
“I had a wonderful experience in the School Psychology Program at Baylor where I earned my EdS degree. The faculty members were knowledgeable, caring, and supportive. I felt nurtured and cared for not only as a student but as a person. The hands-on experience gained with working with children with developmental disabilities was absolutely invaluable to my learning and is, in my opinion, one of the strongest and most unique aspects of the program. The experience gained in that practicum setting helped to steer my career course and research interests.”
“Baylor’s School Psychology program stays with you long after you walk across the stage. Strong course content and practical experiences are a given with any Baylor program, but it is the connections made with faculty and cohort members that really set this program apart. Having the opportunity to work closely with faculty, practicum experiences, and research projects has turned professors into friends, and the small cohort model allows for daily collaboration and connections that can lead to lifelong friendships. It has been years since my graduation, and still not a day goes by where I do not talk to friends from the program!”