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School of Education | Undergraduate Program



Renee Linder

Department Assistant, Data Manager & School of Education Licensure Officer

What is an education degree?

If you want to be a pivotal figure in the next generation of learners, then a degree in education is for you. Learn how to inspire students, encourage potential, and create lasting impressions that shape the decision-making process.

Develop the skills to foster meaningful connections and drive positive change. Whether it is elementary, secondary, special, or physical education, educators arguably have one of the most important jobs in the world.

Why study education at Baker University?

Baker University’s education program gives you the necessary skills for a successful career. Here you will gain classroom knowledge and hands-on experience in educating children from various backgrounds. Not everyone learns the same way, but everyone deserves the same educational opportunities.

Baker University works closely with local school districts and districts in the Kansas City area to secure student-teaching positions to provide the necessary tools to excel before and after graduation.

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Career Opportunities for Education Majors

  • Educator
  • Special education teacher
  • Principal
  • Education administrator
  • Career counselor
  • Academic coach
  • Instructional coordinator
  • School counselor


Education Course Descriptions

4+1 Bachelor’s to MAEd Dual Degree Program

Students who earn an undergraduate degree in education from Baker may be able to earn their Master of Arts in Education online in one additional year. This dual degree program is open to current students and graduates.

Baker participants who meet program requirements will be able to waive 9 credit hours of MAEd courses (Assessment Strategies, Curriculum Development and Design, and Inclusion: Students with Exceptionalities). 4+1 students will be required to complete the 9 hours of MAEd core courses and 12 hours of electives. To complete the remaining 21 MAEd program credits within a year, 4+1 students must take at least one course each term for seven terms.


  • Satisfy the graduation requirements for the undergraduate education program.
  • Earn a Baker cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Earn a B- or higher in the three undergrad courses eligible for equivalency waiver.
  • Provide a copy of a valid teaching certificate or be able to verify that a license is in process.

Talk to your academic advisor for more information.

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Education Majors

The Department of Education gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:

  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Education
  • Carol Lee Miller and Carla Miller Reynolds Scholarship
  • E. Vincent “Doc” Reichley Scholarship
  • Helen Bauer Endowed Scholarship
  • Rose Lister Goertz Scholarship
  • Clara Louise Johanning-Dufrene Scholarship
  • Dan and Peggy Harris Scholarship

Meet the Faculty


Dr. Charlsie Prosser

Department Chair, Professor of Education

B.S. Austin Peay State University, M.S. University of Missouri at Kansas City, Ed.S. Austin Peay State University, Ed.D. Baker University

Office: Case Hall 200

Dr. Amy Wintermantel

Professor of Education

B.A. Bethany College; M.S. Emporia State University; M.S., Ph.D. Kansas State University

Office: Case Hall 202


Dr. Tara Burnham

Assistant Professor of Education

B.S. Baker University, M.L.A. Baker University, Ph.D. Walden University

Office: Case 202


Dr. Regan Dodd

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

B.S. Northwest Missouri State University, M.S. Northwest Missouri State University, M.B.A. Baker University, Ph.D. University of Kansas

Expertise: health and physical education

Office: Case 201