News Briefs & Awards

November 3, 2020



Dr. Ryan Erck, PhD ’20, Program Director of Impact Living-Learning Center, received the Student Advocate of the Year Award from the Baylor Division of Student Life. Impact LLC is a residential learning community located in South Russell Hall and founded by the School of Education in 2015 in partnership with Campus Living and Learning. As a Baylor SOE staff member collaborating with Campus Living and Learning, Erck is responsible for the recruitment, marketing, admissions, and programming for Impact LLC. Erck graduated this year with a PhD in Higher Education Studies and Leadership, conducting his dissertation research on how interactions between students and faculty in a community such as Impact can affect student success. More about Dr. Erck and his doctoral dissertation work about living-learning centers: Instant Impact Erck Dr. Clint Glaesmann, EdD ’20, was named Region 12 Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. Glaesmann is assistant principal at Midway Middle School in Midway ISD and was among the very first graduates of the SOE’s EdD in K12 Educational Leadership in May 2020.

Dr. Jay Box, EdD ’94, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Higher Education Innovation. The award recognizes an outstanding higher education leader and role model with more than 25 years of exemplary service, exhibiting exceptional character, integrity, honesty, dedication and humility, among other criteria. Box recently retired as President of Kentucky Community & Technical College System.


Grad PageGraduate Programs

If you are interested in a graduate degree from Baylor School of Education, a new web page may assist you in browsing all programs at a glance. Check out to scan Baylor SOE’s programs, including six doctoral degree options, an additional location for the Education Specialist degree in School Psychology, and nine different master’s degrees. Come back to Baylor SOE for a graduate degree! Most Baylor graduate programs have application deadlines in early February or March, so it’s time to begin, especially for those that require the GRE. Each program featured on the graduate web page will take you to a site with more specifics and faculty contact information.

Link: Graduate Programs

100% Placement

The May 2020 BSEd graduates of the School of Education achieved a 100 percent placement rate, even in the midst of a global pandemic. While a large majority of graduates accepted full-time teaching positions, 13 percent went directly to graduate school. Almost all who became full-time teachers are in public schools, with an average starting salary of almost $50,000 for public school teachers who reported their salary. For Baylor’s placement survey, graduates must respond within 90 days of graduation.