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School of Education


Gain the skills and knowledge to lead an elementary classroom, serve as a high school principal, or serve as dean of students at a university.

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Matthew R. Bice, PhD

Dean of Graduate and Online Education

Earn a Degree in Education at Any Level

About Baker

Innovative, passionate teachers use Baker University’s education programs to create their own competitive edge.

Here, you’ll build skills and knowledge to lead an elementary or middle school classroom, serve as a high school principal, or act as a dean of students at a university.

Our education programs make your degree in education more accessible—from anywhere. Baker curriculum not only prepares you to teach and lead, but also develops and hones your creativity, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.

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Baker’s on-campus and online programs in education offer many advantages:

  • High rankings and affordability. Our education programs are highly ranked for affordability. We offer the highest ROI of private colleges in Kansas and foster the highest average salaries among graduates of universities in Kansas.
  • Unmatched scholarship opportunities. We connect you to several scholarships specific to education, including the Noyce Scholarship and ASTRA Program. It awards $11,000 during the recipient’s junior and senior years as they double major in education and biology, chemistry, or mathematics.
  • Personalized support. From answering your first question to helping you find the right course in an education program, Baker supports you every step of the way.
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We Make Excellent Teachers Exceptional

You’ll find our School of Education alumni being recognized for their adaptability, attitude, and devotion.

Numerous Baker grads have achieved these distinctions:

• Kansas Teacher of the Year

• Kansas Horizon Award

• National Distinguished Principal of the Year

• Milken Educator Award


Bachelor’s Education Program

Our bachelor’s education program prepares you to not only be an engaged and effective teacher, but also to understand the learning process, including the environmental, social, cultural, and psychological factors that affect the ability to learn.

Hands-on classroom experience before you graduate is the foundation of our education program. We work closely with school districts across Kansas to help you secure rewarding student-teaching positions and careers after you earn your degree.

Choose a major:

  • Elementary Education
  • Middle-Level English
  • Middle-Level Math
  • Secondary Education (Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, History, or Math)

From there, our faculty advisors work closely with students pursuing a simultaneous degree in education and teacher licensure to fulfill requirements for both. Our undergraduate education programs license teachers in many areas. See licensure options.

Master’s Degrees: Online Programs in Education

You’re a teacher who wants to deepen your understanding of teaching, learning, and leadership—and our programs are built for that very purpose.


Our accelerated online programs offer weekly classes held year-round. No matter your long-term goals, Baker has online programs in education to get you there. To supplement what you learn, you can participate in virtual meetings with faculty and classmates that enrich your experience as you connect to lively discussions, listen to guest speakers, and participate in instructor Q&As.

  • Master of Science in Special Education: Become highly marketable and highly valuable with this online education degree by understanding how to work with K-12 students who have high-incidence learning disabilities.
  • Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership: Study higher education trends and prepare for roles in advising, enrollment management, admissions, retention, financial aid, or student affairs.
  • Para to Teacher Program  This is a flexible route to a master’s in special education for paraeducators who hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • Building-Level Licensure Endorsement Teachers in Kansas who already have a master’s degree and at least one year of teaching experience can complete coursework that leads to a role as a school administrator at a lower per credit hour cost.

Online Degree in Education: Doctoral Programs

In addition to our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, you can also earn one of three online doctoral degrees—with all the same benefits that any Baker online education degree offers, including virtual meetings to foster valuable connections between faculty, classmates, and industry leaders.

Depending on the program you select, you’ll be ready to lead at any academic level, spearhead learning and teaching research, and transform education policy.

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Online Continuing Education for Educators

We offer year-round online professional development and recertification courses for education professionals.

As part of our online programs in education, our continuing education programs provide these benefits:

  • Earn graduate credits to meet state recertification requirements.

  • Increase knowledge in a particular subject area.

  • Increase your classroom effectiveness.

  • Boost your earning power.

We also offer online programs in education specifically to help you engage and inspire tech-savvy students. Learn about academically challenging games that enhance curriculum, tablet-based lessons that foster digital collaboration, and how social media can improve lessons, find resources, collaborate, and communicate.

Continuing Education for Educators

Baker Is Military Friendly

Military Advanced Education named Baker University one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses may qualify for tuition discounts.

Military Benefits

Meet Our Education Students
“I’m excited to be nearing completion of my master’s degree. It’s hard to believe it’s already been almost two years!  The core required classes were amazing.  I love how I could tell an instant change in my teaching. I’ve learned so much!”
—Kristen Eck, MAEd
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Benefits of Getting an Education Degree Online or On Campus at Baker

Baker offers several education program options to choose from. Whether you choose a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from Baker, you can count on the same dedication to developing educational leaders:

Caring faculty. Study with educators and administrators who want to pass the torch to the next generation of teachers and leaders—whether you earn an education degree online or on campus.
Personalized attention. Our purposely small program makes faculty and staff approachable and accessible. We’re here to help guide you and make sure you have everything you need to be successful as you earn an education degree online or on campus.
Core skills as a focus. While you earn an on-campus or online degree in education, you also build professional competence, strengthen interpersonal relations, and sharpen teaching practices.
Degrees built around you. Designed for accessibility and flexibility, accelerated graduate education courses let you build a custom education degree online based on your professional interests and career plans.