Fall 2016 | Volume 10, Number 1
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • Far-reaching Impact
  • Promises Relized
  • Alumni Profile: Dr. Jeffrey Shahidullah
  • Faculty News
  • Warm Reception

Fall 2016


On any given day in the City of Waco, you’ll find faculty and students from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction impacting the community in myriad ways. Learn about a few key projects in the department.


At a time when Baylor has pledged itself to strengthen the bonds of community, the School of Education is embarking on exciting new initiatives and redoubling its commitment to existing ones, aiming to deepen our impact on the local community from which we benefit so tangibly.

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Scholarship (publications and presentations) is not solely the domain of the School’s faculty. School of Education graduate students maintain an impressive agenda of scholarly activity, in close collaboration with faculty mentors.


Undergraduate seniors in the School of Education conduct Action Research in the classrooms where they are serving as teaching interns. Watch the video to see what they learned.


Generous donors have made a difference in the lives of Baylor students during the past year. But still there is great need, especially in providing scholarships for future teachers.


The School of Education granted 20 terminal degrees and 57 master's degrees in 2015-16. See who these outstanding graduates are and what they studied.


Click to register for the School of Education's Homecoming Tailgate, after the parade on Saturday, Oct. 15. It's FREE, but registration is required. Deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing you there!


The School of Education launched a new Summer Literacy Institute, the Education Living-Learning Center has reached capacity, and teacher education graduates totaled 92 this year.


Dr. Susan Johnsen, professor of Educational Psychology, had a dream — almost two decades ago — of extending a School of Education summer program to benefit students from all backgrounds. New research about the program shows tangible evidence of the advantages to low-income students enrolled in that program.


Dr. Jeffrey Shahidullah, BA ’08, EdS ’11, is a tenure-track assistant professor of school psychology at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, where he also holds a joint appointment with the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.


Read what professors in Educational Psychology have to say about working with Dr. Jeff Shahidullah, graduate of the School Psychology EDS program.


Baylor’s EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership will launch in Summer 2017 and is designed for working educators, with coursework concentrated on weekends and in the summer. The three-year program includes supervised fieldwork and six course hours of a dissertation-in-practice.


Meet the new associate dean and two new faculty members, read about recent books published, and celebrate awards and professional recognition of School of Education faculty members.


Baylor alumni Todd and Amy Patterson hosted a School of Education reception at their Houston home on May 5, welcoming alumni and friends. “We all need to do as much as we can to keep that pipeline of great teachers flowing," Todd said.


Check out photos from the reception at the Houston home of Todd and Amy Patterson by going to our baylorSOE Facebook page.