Internal Drive Leads to Student Teaching Success
Lauren Jaqua, '14, used the same drive to succeed that resulted in cross country and track victories to earn Teacher of Promise honors from the Kansas Department of Education. Read More
Nicole Welch-Ward and Lauren Jaqua were recently honored as Teachers of Promise. Welch-Ward is completing her teacher certification licensure through Baker's elementary education program. Jaqua is majoring in English and secondary education. Read More
Pi Lambda Theta
International Honor Society and Professional Association | 2013 Members
Kristy Thrasher De la Cruz, ’96, serves as principal at a middle school in New York City. She and her school were recently featured in The New York Times. Read More
Confidence to Guide
After leaving Baker, you will have not only the necessary knowledge but also the confidence to take on a classroom of your own.
Baker School of Education
Baker is known for training exemplary educators.
Creativity, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking
Develop the skills to succeed in the challenging and rewarding field of education.
Reach the Next Generation of Learners
Baker's reputation for producing top teachers puts you in high demand.
Hands-On Classroom Experience
Long before graduation, Baker students work closely with area schools to secure student teaching positions and jobs after graduation.
Baker University Student Education Association
The Baker University chapter of the Kansas National Education Association-Student Programs (KNEA-SP) is open to all students in the Department of Education. The executive committee plans monthly programs that focus on issues important to educators. Committee members, along with the faculty sponsor, also attend several state meetings each year, where they have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other educators.
BUSEA is among the nation's most respected KNEA-SP chapters. The group was one of only three in the country to be recognized for Outstanding Local Excellence at the 2005 NEA Student Leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
BUSEA meets once a month to discuss current issues in the field of education, explore teaching strategies and take part in hands-on workshops on topics such as interviewing techniques, portfolio building, changes in laws and policies and student motivation. The group also takes part in the annual NEA Read Across America event, which is held in March and commemorates the birthday, life and work of Dr. Seuss. BUSEA hosts a reading and game activity at Baldwin Elementary School.
The mission of the Baker University Student Education Association is to promote quality, professional teachers through enrichment programs, volunteer and service opportunities, notification of education issues, and to encourage active participation among the association.