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August 28, 2014
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School of Education presents Baylor signs to three Midway ISD Professional Development Schools [8/28/2014]

--Midway-ThumbnailBaylor University School of Education celebrated its Midway ISD PDS (professional development school) campuses today by presenting specialty Baylor signage to its two new partner PDS campuses and to Midway High School, which has been a PDS for five years. The two new schools are Spring Valley Elementary and Midway Middle School. Continue Reading →

August 25, 2014
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Two SOE Teacher Candidates Honored as “Exemplary” [8/25/2014]

QuestQualityLogo-ThumbTwo recent graduates of the Baylor School of Education (SOE), Lynette Atkinson and Stephanie Limes, received recognition this summer from Quest for Quality as outstanding teacher candidates in the state of Texas. A collaboration between CREATE (Center for Research, Education and Advancement of Teacher Education) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Quest for Quality identifies exemplary teacher candidates and exceptional practices in university-based teacher-preparation programs in the state of Texas. Continue Reading →

August 5, 2014
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SOE Preservice Teachers Receive State Scholarships [8/5/2013]

KylieTerry-ThumbTwo students in the School of Education (SOE) were awarded the Mathematics Preservice Teacher Scholarship from the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (TCTM). Both Baylor students from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction were announced as recipients during the annual Conference for the Advancement of Mathematic Teachers in Fort Worth July 21-23.

Kylie Terry (pictured above) and Niki Kratzer (pictured below) were two of 10 undergraduates awarded the statewide scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. Both Terry and Kratzer plan to pursue teacher certification in EC-6. Terry is a junior from Katy, and Kratzer is a junior from Libertyville, Ill. Continue Reading →

July 29, 2014
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Education Will Be Focus of New Living-Learning Center [7/29/2014]

--ThumbnailSoRo copyBaylor University has announced its newest living-learning center (LLC) will be the Education Living-Learning Center, opening fall 2015 in the newly remodeled South Russell Residence Hall. The Education LLC will house not only teacher education majors, but any Baylor students with an interest in becoming educators in any capacity. Continue Reading →

July 16, 2014
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SOE Grad Named Regional Superintendent of the Year [7/16/14]

M-McFarland ThumbnailBaylor School of Education graduate Dr. Michael McFarland, superintendent of Lancaster ISD, is the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year.

The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced winners in each of the state’s eighteen regions. Five finalists will be named in August, and the statewide winner will be announced in September at the convention of TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Continue Reading →

July 11, 2014
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Private School Teachers and Administrators Gather at Baylor [7/11/14]

TPSA-Turner-ThumbnailFrom an inspirational message by a state legislator to hands-on curriculum training, the annual Texas Private Schools Conference hosted at the Baylor School of Education on July 9 had a lot to offer. Rep. Scott Turner of Rockwall shared his personal life story, a journey that led him through playing in the NFL to his current role as an elected Texas state representative from Rockwall.

“Teachers and coaches are my heroes,” Turner said, referring to the impact of educational leaders in his life. “As teachers, the words you speak to young people can last a lifetime,” he said. “Let them be encouraging, edifying, uplifting and honest. Y’all have that opportunity every day.” Continue Reading →

July 8, 2014
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Baylor SOE to Host Statewide Conference for Private and Independent Schools [7/8/14]

__LogoThumbnailFor the second year, Baylor University School of Education (SOE) and the Texas Private Schools Association (TPSA) are jointly sponsoring a statewide conference for administrators and teachers in private and independent schools. The conference will be on Wednesday, July 9, in Baylor’s Marrs McLean Science building, the home of the SOE.

Dr. Randy M. Wood, director of the SOE’s Center for Christian Education, said the one-day conference is strategically scheduled in midsummer “to allow administrators and teachers to come with an open mind and go away with a mind full of new ideas.” The conference also provides inservice training opportunity for the educators. Continue Reading →

July 1, 2014
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Two SOE Grads Featured in Wacoan Magazine [7/1/2014]

-PenaThumbnailFinalHaving a degree in education can make you a better parent, according to a couple of SOE grads. That’s what Baylor School of Education alumni Aaron Pena, BSEd ’97, and Patricia Avila Pena, BSEd ’96, said in the cover story of the June 2014 edition of the Wacoan Magazine. The couple and their three children were pictured on the cover and in a Q&A story inside. Continue Reading →