Fall 2014 | Volume 8, Number 1
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • Working Together
  • HHPR Joins New College
  • Meet the Superintendent" SOE Grad Jodi Duron
  • Education Living-Learning Center Announced
  • One Student's Miracle

Fall 2014


Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities is a collaborative effort between Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White. The Center aims grew out of programs in the Baylor School of Education and celebrated a new location on April 1, 2014.

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This issue's message from Dr. Jon Engelhardt, dean of the Baylor School of Education, provides several important news items from the School of Education.

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How many student does the SOE have? What the pass rate on the state teaching exams? How many graduate degrees does the SOE grant? Find out all of that and more!

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The School of Education moved to a new home, the Department of Educational Administration added a new PdD degree, and the accreditation process is under way for the SOE.

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Thanks to generous donors, giving to the SOE has risen in recent years. But the SOE still has a significant need for student scholarships in teacher education.

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Jodi Isaac Duron, BSEd ’91, MSEd ’93, EdD ’00, has been superintendent of Elgin ISD since July 2012. The district serves 4,200 students in the rural town, located 20 miles east of Austin.

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Read what SOE professors remember about working with Dr. Jodi Duron, now superintendent at Elgin ISD, after she earned three degrees in Baylor's School of Education.


Baylor University announced in May the establishment of a College of Health and Human Sciences that will unite four existing academic units, including the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR), a department of the School of Education.

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Baylor University’s newest living-learning center (LLC) will be the Education Living-Learning Center, opening Fall 2015 in the newly remodeled South Russell Residence Hall. The Education LLC will house not only teacher education majors but any Baylor students with an interest in becoming educators in any capacity.

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The SOE’s graduate programs are among the most productive in the University, calculated by publications and presentations. Read more about our doctoral graduates for 2013-14.

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SOE faculty members, students, and community partnerships received numerous awards in 2013-14. Five students and three different SOE programs were recognized by the Texas Quest for Quality program.

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The Carpenter Endowed Scholarship in the SOE helped West survivor Amy Holecek stay enrolled at Baylor.