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.
Education Scholarships & Financial Aid
During your time at Baker, you will be eligible for various types of financial aid and scholarships. General academic scholarships and scholarships for participation in campus activities are awarded starting your freshman year. Departmental scholarships awarded for academic excellence are awarded annually at the Honors Symposium, held each spring. Each scholarship stipulates in which year of study you are eligible.
You will eligible for state, federal and private loans and grants throughout your college career. To learn about the types of financial aid available to you and the application process, visit the financial aid page.
Scholarships in Your First Year
See participation awards to learn about what is available to incoming freshman and transfer students.
Based on your high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores, you may be eligible for one of several general academic scholarships. Learn which academic scholarships are available in your first year.
Scholarships in Subsequent Years of Study
As you delve further into your studies, departmental scholarships for academic success are awarded. The recipients of almost all of these awards are announced each year at the Honors Symposium, held toward the end of the spring semester.
The Department of Education gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year's tuition: