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May 31, 2013
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School of Education celebrates 100th Master of Arts in Education cohort

Overland Park, Kan. — Baker University's School of Education celebrated its 100th cohort of Master of Arts in Education students on Wednesday at the University's Overland Park campus, 7301 Blvd.

Baker's first MAEd cohort met in 2000 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Since then, more than 1,800 students have earned MAEd degrees from the University.Bethany-Teppe-greets-students2forweb

"It is a testament to the quality of our program, to our instructors and to our students," Peggy Harris, vice president and dean of the School of Education, said of the milestone.

Twenty-one graduate students began coursework on Wednesday as part of Baker's 100th cohort in the master's program.

"You are latest testament to our program," Harris told the new students, who enjoyed a celebratory cake.

Baker's MAEd program has offered courses at locations as far east as St. Louis and as far west as Lincoln, Kan.

"The Master of Arts in Education program is worthy of your perseverance," Director of Graduate Education Programs Bethany Teppe told the newest cohort. "Baker recognizes you all have lives outside of the classroom. Baker's job is to help you be successful."

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.