Fall 2020 | Volume 14, Number 1
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • Center for Christian Education Answers the Call
  • Teacher Education in Challenging Times
  • Alumni Profile: Kenly Bailey Ritter, BSEd '06
  • School Psychology Degree in Dallas
  • Faculty and Award Updates

Fall 2020


In March, Baylor’s Center for Christian Education (CCE) was well into arrangements for its annual summer learning academy, intending to welcome 250 educators to campus. Then COVID-19 hit. CCE made a quick pivot to help educators survive and thrive.


Dr. Shanna Hagan-Burke, who became Dean of the School of Education in July, shares her goals and gratitude for the School and for Baylor. Even arriving in the midst of a pandemic, she has felt a warm welcome.


Read excerpts from the "Baylor Connections" interview with School of Education Dean Dr. Shanna Hagan-Burke, conducted by Derek Smith. Then link to full broadcast interview.


In the time of COVID, all students — from kindergarten to the graduate level — are experiencing school in new and different ways. For teachers, the challenges are extraordinary.


Kenley Bailey Ritter, a PhD student in Curriculum & Instruction, graduated from Baylor with a degree in secondary mathematics education and has pursued an adventurous career in teaching and leadership on two continents.

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Alex Jones knew when she was only 14 that she wanted to work with children with autism. Now she is pursuing that dream at Baylor's new Dallas program in School Psychology.


From new faculty members and post-doctoral researchers to new books to new leadership roles on the national stage, keep up with all the latest from the School of Education faculty.


Baylor School of Education is launching the MA in School Leadership, offered through the Department of Educational Leadership. Cohorts will launch each June, beginning in 2021.


Check out the fall's alumni awards news, as well as updates on new web resources and the job placement success of the School's 2020 BSEd graduates.

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Baylor's "Give Light" campaign is building the endowment, providing funds for today, and allowing for campus growth. See the fall updates from Baylor and for the School of Education specifically.


Jim and Kaye Patterson are advocates of the School of Education with a desire to provide opportunities for future educators. The Pattersons emphasize Baylor’s positive campus environment as a big reason they choose to give back to their alma mater.