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Spring issue of Baylor Impact now online [06/05/2023]


Impact coverThe newest issue of Baylor Impact newsletter (Spring 2023) is now online. If you are an SOE graduate and did not receive a newsletter in the mail, please let us know by emailing To make sure you don’t miss any future communications, you can also update your information online at this link: Update Your Information

This Impact issue features exciting news about SOE programs, faculty, students, and alumni who are making a difference.

  • The cover story, “A Wider Welcome,” shares the personal journey and professional impact of Dr. Erik Carter, who joined the faculty in January as the Luther Sweet Endowed Chair in Disabilities. Carter’s research and leadership promise an expansion of the disability programs, research, and impact of the School of Education and the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities.
  • If you aspire to be a school leader (or are looking to hire one), you’ll be thrilled to hear about Baylor’s First Graduates of the MA in School Leadership. The program provides two tracks — one for leaders seeking Texas principal certification and one for leaders of independent or non-Texas schools, with cohorts launching each June.
  • With three Baylor degrees on her résumé, alumna Dr. Majka Woods is leading educational efforts in a surprising venue — the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
  • What’s it like to host the winner of the nation’s largest award for great teaching? Read all about Dr. Hollylynne Lee’s semester in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in “Celebrating Great Teaching.” And don’t miss the Web Extra with links to her free online teaching resources for teachers of mathematics and data science.


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For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor’s mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring. Baylor’s undergraduate program in teacher education has earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the School of Education’s graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Visit to learn more.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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