SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
On campus = C | Online = O | Hybrid = H
Strengthen your credentials and add
On campus = C | Online = O | Hybrid = H
Take courses in diverse content areas on a variety of topics:
- Earn graduate credits to meet state recertification requirements.
- Increase knowledge in a particular subject area.
- Increase your classroom effectiveness.
- Enhance your earning power.
Undergraduate Degree & Teaching Licensure
Programs in Baldwin City
The bachelor’s curriculum is firmly based in the arts and sciences, so students develop the communication skills to express ideas clearly and the creativity and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the challenging and rewarding field of education.
Teacher Licensure Only
If you have earned a bachelor’s degree and want to take the courses necessary to earn a teaching certificate, Baker offers professional education courses during the day on the Baldwin City campus.
Contact Renee Linder at renee.linder@bakerU.edu or 785.594.4502, if you have questions.
The option of building-level licensure provides an opportunity for teachers in Kansas who already have a master’s degree and at least three years of teaching experience to complete additional coursework and become a school administrator. Learn More
Baker University’s School of Education has a strong reputation for producing outstanding teachers. Baker alumni are consistently nominated for the Kansas Teacher of the Year award, and many of the area’s most recognized leaders in education hold master’s and doctoral degrees from Baker University.
Our graduate education programs offer one course at a time and meet one night per week or online. It is an ideal structure for teachers and administrators who spend their days in the field and then want to use their personal class time to solve real-world problems with like-minded peers.
Baker classes are held year-round, and new classes start frequently, so you can get started sooner rather than later.
Earn your degree online, in Overland Park, or via Zoom videoconferencing.
10% Tuition Discount for Baker Alumni
As a Baker grad, you’ve built the foundation for an excellent career. Keep that momentum going by earning your MAEd, MSSL, or MSSE degree at Baker. You’re eligible for a 10% alumni tuition discount!
More Info: 913.344.1203 or education@bakerU.edu
Earning your EdD has never been more convenient.
We now offer our EdD in Leadership in Higher Education through video conferencing using Zoom technology. This allows students who don’t live near one of our campuses to be a part of the classroom without ever setting foot inside!
Learn more at an information meeting.
Earning a degree requires a substantial investment of time and money. A variety of payment options are available, including financial aid to those who qualify. And we help you through the process so you can make your dream of a degree a reality. Learn More
School of Education undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEPnet.org), and graduate programs by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Baker University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (312.263.0456, hlcommission.org). This accreditation has been continuous since first granted in 1913.
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
WALL OF HONOR
The School of Education recognizes Baker alumni who have excelled in the education profession and have made a difference in the lives of students through their work as teachers, administrators, coaches, or school activity sponsors.
Educators recognized on the Wall of Honor have completed an undergraduate or graduate education program at Baker University and been recognized for their work at the state or national level.
The Wall of Honor was established in 2006 and is housed in Case Hall on the Baldwin City campus.
Benjamin Jimenez, MASL 2006
Principal, Decatur Community Jr. and Sr. High School, Oberlin, Kansas, USD 294
2017 Kansas National Principal of the Year, National Association of Secondary School Principals
Seth Kastle, EdD 2017
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University
2016 Tillman Scholar, Pat Tillman Foundation
Brett Bruner, EdD 2017
Director of Transition and Student Conduct, Fort Hays State University
2018 TKC Student Affairs Emerging Practice Award, NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Melissa Kinzer, BS 2016
Science Teacher, Chisholm Trail Middle School, Olathe, Kansas, USD 233
2018 Kansas Horizon Award, Kansas State Department of Education
Benjamin Sutherlin, EdD 2015
Athletic Director & Assistant Principal, Turner High School, Kansas City, Kansas, USD 202
2018 Art Newcomer Promising Athletic Director of the Year, Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
Kimberly Hett, MAEd 2009
Fifth-Grade Teacher, Andover eCademy, Andover, Kansas, USD 385
2017 Emporia State Kansas Master Teacher
Regena Aye, BA 1994, EdD 2016
Dean for Online Learning, Allen Community College
2017 Johnathan Bacon Outstanding Leadership Award, Colleague 2 Colleague
David Sharp, EdD 2009
Principal, Lee’s Summit (Missouri) West High School
2015 Missouri National Distinguished Principal of the Year, National Association of Secondary School Principals
John Ernst, MAEd 2005, EdD 2015
Principal, Rolling Ridge Elementary School, Olathe, Kansas
2016 Kansas National Distinguished Principal of the Year, National Association of Elementary School Principals
Britton Hart, MAEd 2003, EdD 2013
Principal, Emporia (Kansas) High School
2016 Kansas National Distinguished Principal of the Year, National Association of Secondary School Principals
Rhonda (Price) Levens, CAS, 1993
Teacher, Yearbook Advisor, Syracuse (Kansas) High School
All American Hall of Fame – Syracusan Yearbook, National Scholastic Press Association
Vincent Bowhay, EdD 2017
Director of Campus Success, Campus Labs, Buffalo, New York
2017 GSKC Scholar, NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Jerry Steele, CAS, 1953 (posthumous)
Superintendent in Chanute and Pittsburg, Kansas
1982 Outstanding Superintendent, Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators
Josh Anderson, MASL 2001, Ed.D. 2014
Debate, Forensics and Speech Teacher and Coach, Olathe (Kansas) Northwest High School
2015 National Coach of the Year, National Speech and Debate Association
Lori (Peter) Nelson, MAEd 2009
Music Teacher, Soderstrom Elementary School, Lindsborg, Kansas
2015 Outstanding Elementary Music Educator of the Year, South Central District of Kansas Music Educators Association
Bill Smithyman, MAEd 2003
English Teacher, Blue Valley (Kansas) Northwest High School
2015-2016 Milken Educator Award, Milken Family Foundation
Eli Jones, CAS 2010
Choir Teacher, Eisenhower Middle School, Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas Choral Directors Association, Prelude Award
Jason Thoren, CAS 2010
Assistant Football Coach, Baker University
Assistant Coach of the Year, Heart of America Athletic Conference