Spring Events in the School of Education

May 27, 2023

Action Research
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH — Seniors in the School of Education collaborate with their mentor teachers to conduct and present research projects each spring. Known as “Action Research,” it takes place in an actual pre-K-12 classroom. Seniors make presentations on school campuses where they are teaching or in larger groups from several campuses.

Job Fair
JOB FAIR — The Baylor Career Center hosts an Education Career Fair each spring, and this March SOE seniors and graduate students met representatives from more than 90 school districts and other educational institutions. Prior to the career fair, the SOE hosted two career preparation events with local educational leaders.

alumna visit
VISITING ALUMNA — The School of Education co-sponsored Baylor Alumnae Leading Texas Libraries, hosted by Baylor Libraries and featuring 1985 SOE graduate Mary Woodard. Woodard is the elected president of the Texas Library Association, the largest association in the nation, and a librarian in Mesquite ISD for 35 years. She was interviewed by Baylor’s Lori Fogleman, along with alumna Gloria Meraz, BA ’90, Texas State Library and Archives Commission Director. The alumnae hold the two highest positions in librarianship in Texas.

You can learn more and watch a video of the interview here: 2023 BAYLOR ALUMNAE: LEADING TEXAS LIBRARIES

Cherry crowd
CHERRY LECTURE — Faculty and graduate students from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction were among attendees at the Cherry Lecture delivered by Dr. Hollylynne Lee.

STEM class
STEM EDUCATION — During National Engineers Week in February, mathematics professor Dr. Sandi Cooper and science associate professor Dr. Suzanne Nesmith combined classes for a special program they have delivered to career teachers in the state. Students learned about famous engineers through literature and then split into teams to complete an engineering challenge — building a lifeguard chair with limited supplies (index cards and tape) that could hold a toy bear.