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College of Arts & Sciences

Education

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Renee Linder

Department Assistant, Data Manager & School of Education Licensure Officer

Real-world approach to teaching.

About

Students in Baker’s education program graduate fully prepared to teach the next generation of learners.

Our reputation for producing top teachers puts our graduates in high demand.

The excellence of our education graduates doesn’t stop at graduation, however. Baker grads have been nominated for the Kansas Teacher of the Year award nine out of the last 10 years and several have received the Kansas Horizon Award for first-year teaching. Because our curriculum is firmly based in the arts and sciences, Baker students develop communication skills to express ideas clearly orally and in writing and hone the creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in the challenging and rewarding field of education.

Our students get hands-on experience long before graduation and leave with all the tools necessary to excel in classrooms of their own.

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DIVERSE DEGREES

Students can earn specializations in general elementary (K-6), three areas specific to the middle level (5-8), and 11 areas of licensure at the secondary level (6-12). Learn more about professional education requirements and endorsements.

Licensure


Exceptional Experience

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Communication & Creativity

Students develop the communication skills, creativity, and critical thinking skills needed to solve problems and succeed in classrooms of their own.

From Learning to Leading

Hands-on classroom experience is the foundation of Baker’s education program—from your first education course as a freshman through student teaching to end your college career. We work closely with school districts locally and in the Kansas City area to help students secure rewarding student-teaching positions and jobs after graduation.

Student Education Association

With membership in the Kansas National Education Association-Student Programs, SEA is one of the nation’s most respected KNEA-SP chapters and has been recognized for Outstanding Local Excellence at the NEA Student Leadership conference.

School of Education Ambassadors

With membership in the Kansas National Education Association-Student Programs, SEA is one of the nation’s most respected KNEA-SP chapters and has been recognized for Outstanding Local Excellence at the NEA Student Leadership conference.

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Careers

Our education majors have gone on to the following careers:

  • PreK-12 Classroom Teachers
  • Principals
  • Administrators
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Scholarships

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
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Education Course Descriptions

Meet the Faculty

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Dr. Charlsie Prosser

Department Chair, Associate 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
785.594.4593
cprosser@bakerU.edu

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Dr. Dean Richards

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A. University of Kansas, M.S.E. University of Central Missouri, Ph.D. University of Kansas

Office: Case Hall 201
785.594.8368
dean.richards@bakerU.edu

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Dr. Merrie Skaggs

Supervisor of Student Teachers

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

785.594.4502
merrie.skaggs@bakerU.edu

Amy WintermantleDr. Amy Wintermantel

Associate Professor of Education

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

Office: Case Hall 202
785.594.4583
amy.wintermantel@bakerU.edu

Dr. Sharon Zoellner

Dean of the School of Education

B.S.E Central Methodist College, M.S. Emporia State University, Ph.D. University of Kansas

Office: Overland Park Campus & Case Hall 203
913.344.1225
sharon.zoellner@bakerU.edu

Renee Linder

School of Education Licensure Officer, Data Manager, Departmental Assistant

B.S. West Texas A&M University

Office: Case Hall 205
785.594.4502
renee.linder@bakerU.edu

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