Spring 2021 | Volume 14, Number 2
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Preparing Leaders, Impacting the World, Shaping the Future


  • Putting Autism Research into Action
  • K-12 Leaders Graduate
  • Alumni Profile: Isaac Gittens, MSEd '16
  • Mathematics Matters - Dr. Trena Wilkerson, NCTM President
  • Significant New Grants

Spring 2021


Through a prestigious national grant, Dr. Stephanie Gerow is designing a system to help agencies provide effective behavior interventions for children with developmental disabilities.

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The School of Education is growing rapidly and pursuing cutting-edge research while continuing to advance Baylor's Christian mission and shape the future.


Three School of Education faculty members received awards in the university’s 2021 recognition program honoring exemplary teaching and research.


The first graduates in the EdD program for K-12 leaders graduated in 2020 and are already having an impact in districts from Texas to Washington, D.C.


Sport Management graduate Isaac Gittens is the NFL's Senior Coordinator for Youth and High School Football. He shares insider info and "WEB EXTRA" content on his secrets to success!


As president of NCTM, Dr. Trena Wilkerson, Baylor professor of mathematics education, is working to bring equity in math education to each and every learner.

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In her first column for NCTM, Dr. Wilkerson shared her own history of teaching, starting in Mandeville, Louisiana, where her principal called her "the greenest thing" he had ever hired. Click for the NCTM site.


Read about a new book for college students, academic paper awards, and what's behind the name change of one SOE center to become the Baylor Center for School Leadership.


Baylor School of Education students shape the future, and these significant awards for graduate students illustrate the wide-ranging excellence of the leaders the SOE is preparing.


Baylor School of Education faculty have recently received grants to expand and enhance services to children with developmental disabilities and to deepen the diversity of students pursuing STEM careers.


Grant-funded projects by Dr. Suzanne Nesmith and Dr. Stephanie Boddie are dovetailing and collaborating with numerous partners to bring professional development to science educators.


Baylor’s teacher education program integrates hands-on learning in local schools, and no pandemic was going to stop that. If you’d like to glimpse a “day in the life” of a Baylor teacher education student who is teaching in local schools, Instagram is the place to do that.


For Baylor freshman Lana Brady, finding her calling to teach was a long process — but it happened all in one week. To anyone who remembers those gut-wrenching high-school decisions, that makes perfect sense.