SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
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.
No App Fee in May
May 7-12 is national #ThankATeacher week, and we want to celebrate for the whole month. Enroll in a master's or doctoral program in May, and we'll waive your application fee.
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 Angela Harvey at angela.harvey@bakerU.edu or 785.594.4502, if you have questions.
Veterans Education Benefits
Baker is one of America’s top military-friendly colleges and universities according to Military Advanced Education magazine. Learn more about veterans benefits for students.
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
Baker University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312.263.0456, ncahlc.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.
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