Fall 2017 | Volume 11, Number 1
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • Positive Outlook - Collaboration with Waco ISD
  • Alumni Profile: Tim Jackson
  • Baylor Summer Literacy Conference
  • Faculty News
  • A Difference View

Fall 2017

Saxon: Column 200

Get to know the new interim dean and read about his goals for the School of Education. He says that, after learning more about different aspects of the school's work on campus and in the community, he is proud and honored to serve.

McLendon - 200

With the appointment of Dr. Michael McLendon, dean of the School since 2015, as Baylor University’s interim provost, the SOE welcomed Dr. Terrill Saxon, associate dean for research and graduate education, as the School’s interim dean.


A collaborative project between Baylor School of Education and Waco ISD is bringing a positive behavior model to a local elementary, with Educational Psychology faculty and graduate students on site.

EDD Cohort One THUMB

The Department of Educational Leadership welcomed a distinguished group of 12 scholars in June as Cohort One in the new Doctor of Education (EdD) in K-12 Educational Leadership.

Alum Jackson THUMB-200

Tim Jackson, general manager of the Triple-A Round Rock Express baseball franchise and graduate of Baylor’s sport management program, gives the inside scoop on the world of minor-league baseball.


For the second year in a row, a Baylor School of Education student teacher has been named Clinical Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas by the Texas Directors of Field Experience.


Get to know Rachel Vaughn, BSEd ’17, named the Clinical Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas for her year as a student teaching intern in the School of Education.


Hundreds of teachers from across the country are benefitting from the Summer Literacy Institute, a three-day conference hosted by the School of Education, after its second year.


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.


Take a look at faculty by the numbers — the ranks and degree origins of the 46 permanent full-time faculty members of the School of Education, as of August 2017.


Four faculty members take on new leadership roles for the School, Dr. Rachelle Rogers is elected to a national office, and Dr. Tamara Hodges receives a prestigious teaching award.


School of Education teacher-ed graduates are highly employable; SOE program finishers once again achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Texas certification exams, and our Living-Learning Center has a new name with "impact."


SOE launches the Waco CDF Freedom School program, takes on the administration of a Higher Education Seminar, and celebrates the continuation of secured funding for Project Promise, a component of the UYP summer camp for gifted students.


The School of Education’s graduate program admits some of the most qualified applicants of all Baylor programs and is one of the most prolific producers of graduate student research. Read about the work of recent PhD and EdD grads.


The first thing you notice about Rebekah Tate is her smile; it’s likely the brightest one in any sea of student faces. Then you might observe a certain bounce in her step. Through the cloud of cheerfulness that surrounds her, it takes a minute before you see that one of her legs is brightly patterned and has a metal hinge at the knee.