School of Education
Baylor School of Education prepares leaders for a changing world, offering degrees at every level for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. Known for a distinctive blend of theory and clinical experiences, the School’s programs have earned national recognition for exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians.
The School of Education’s nationally recognized program of teacher preparation uses a model of deep clinical training, coupled with expert faculty guidance, that prepares educators to impact the world.
A robust graduate program offers master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees for aspiring educators, clinicians, K-12 and higher education leaders, sports administrators, and researchers and faculty members.
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction prepares professional educators for transformative leadership in research-based teaching practice and student learning.
The Department of Educational Leadership prepares exemplary leaders and researchers, offering programs in K-12 and higher education leadership and sport management and an undergraduate program in leadership.
Through academic programs and associated research centers and clinics, the Department of Educational Psychology prepares leaders for high-quality research and training in areas including exceptionalities, learning and development, school psychology, and quantitative methods.
Baylor University’s award-winning Doctor of Education in Learning and Organizational Change (EdD) online program empowers experienced professionals and industry leaders to shape the learning experience in any setting.
Centers & Outreach
The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities invests in research, training, outreach, and clinical services that promote the flourishing of people with disabilities, their families, and communities.
Baylor’s Center for School Leadership strives to be the most effective leadership catalyst for educators worldwide and to empower educators to live a life of justice, kindness, and humility as they equip students to flourish.
The Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is committed to transforming potential into excellence through innovative educational opportunities, research, and outreach.
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Baylor School of Education hosted hundreds of invited guests for SOEclipse Education, an educational event for Baylor students, staff, and faculty to prepare them to teach others, especially children, about the upcoming solar eclipse. Waco is in the direct path for optimal effect of the eclipse this spring. The event offered educational tips and lesson demonstrations for those who will teach and prepare children prior to the phenomenon on Monday, April 8.
The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is celebrating its tenth anniversary throughout 2024. The BCDD invests in research, training, outreach, and clinical services that promote the flourishing of people with disabilities, their families, and communities.
Read to learn about the BCDD, its history, future Center research, and upcoming events throughout 2024.
A team of Baylor educators traveled to Lahore, Pakistan, to empower Pakistani women through leadership workshops and sport engagement, funded by a U.S. State Department grant. The four-day workshop in Lahore brought together educators from 10 secondary schools and four universities in the region.
Dr. Bill Sterrett and Dr. Mar Magnusen in the Department of Educational Leadership are co-principal investigators.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2024) – Trena Wilkerson, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the Baylor University School of Education, has received the 2024 Louise Hay Award from the Association for Women in Mathematics in recognition of her leadership in mathematics education, transformational teaching and mentorship, and her global initiatives and programs.