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School of Education

Wayland Baptist University is a private, church-related, coeducational university which seeks to serve both traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students. The university seeks to attract students from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, intellectual, ethnic, religious, and geographical backgrounds. The faculty is dedicated to its mission and purpose, the profession of teaching, Christian values, scholarship, the academic and general welfare of students and service to the community.

The university offers courses of study which can simultaneously fulfill the degree requirements as well as the requirements established by the State of Texas. Wayland offers programs leading to the Provisional Certificate in Early Childhood (PreK-6), Elementary Certificate (1-8), Secondary Certificate (6-12), All-Level Certificate in Music (1-12) and the All-Level Certificate in Physical Education (K-12).

The education program at Wayland is field-based. Early in the program, students are in the schools observing, teaching, and experiencing the education process with hands-on applications.

The field-based program includes the following experiences:

  • Observation
  • Tutoring
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Unit Presentation
  • August Experience (occurs during the opening of school)
  • Student Teaching

The School of Education, directed by Dean, Dr. James Luce Todd, offers programs in elementary education, middle school education, secondary education, career and technology education, and occupational education.

Elementary Edcucation BSIS, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, is for student seeking early childhood/elementary teacher certification. Rather than the traditional academic major/minor, this degree features a 35-38 semester hour program as well as professional development sequence. Below are the following BSIS EC-6 degrees.
Elementary Education (grades EC-6), B.S.I.S.
Elementary Education (grades EC-6) with Special Education (grades EC-12), B.S.I.S.
Elementary Education (grades EC-6) with minor in Rel. Education/Children's Ministry, B.S.I.S.
Middle School Certification BSIS is provided for grades 4-8. Specializations are available in science, language arts, social studies, and mathematics.
Middle School Generalist (grades 4-8), B.S.I.S.
Middle School Language Arts (grades 4-8), B.A.
Middle School Mathematics (grades 4-8), B.S.I.S.
Middle School Science (grades 4-8), B.S.I.S.
Middle School Social Studies (grades 4-8), B.A.
High School Certifications can be acquired through either the BA, Bachelor of Arts or BS, Bachelor of Science or BBA Bachelor of Business Administration. The BA is for students seeking certification to teach high school english, history, social studies composite, speech, or foreign language.
English/Language Arts (grades 7-12), B.A.
History (grades 7-12), B.A.
Social Studies Composite (grades 7-12), B.A.
Communication (grades 6-12), B.A.
Spanish (grades 6-12), B.A.
The BS, Bachelor of Science, is for students seeking certification as high school teachers in math, life science and physical sciences.
Mathematics (grades 7-12), B.S.
Life Science (grades 7-12), B.S.
Chemistry and Physical Science Education (grades 7-12), B.S.
The BBA, Bachelor of Business Administration is for students seeking certification to teach high school business courses.
Business Education (grades 6-12), B.B.A.
All-Level Certification is also available in art and theatre for students seeking to teach at both elementary and secondary levels. This option requires a minimum of 36 hours in an academic subject, which will be the major.
Art (grades EC-12), B.A.
Theatre (grades EC-12), B.A.
The BM, Bachelor of Music, is for students seeking certifications as an all-level music teacher.
Music Education, Choral Music Education (grades EC-12), B.M.
Music Education, Instrumental Music Education (grades EC-12), B.M.
The School of Education offer programs in exercise and sport science, all level physical education teaching certificate, and pre-license in athletic training. A minor is also available in coaching.
Exercise and Sport Science (grades EC-12) with Coaching Specialization, B.S.
Exercise and Sport Science (grades EC-12), B.S.
In addition to certification areas, Exercise and Sport Science degrees are offered in the following areas and specializations:
Exercise and Sport Science, B.S.
Fitness Management Composite, Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialization, B.S.
Fitness Management Composite, Personal Training and Strength Specialization, B.S.
Fitness Management Composite, Recreation Leadership and Sports Ministry Specialization, B.S.
Fitness Management Composite, Sport Management Specialization, B.S.
EXSS Minors
Athletic Training, Pre-License
Coaching, Minor
Exercise and Sport Science, Minor
Recreation and Sports Ministry, Minor

The School of Education also offers a Masters of Education.
Educational Administration, M.Ed.
Educational Diagnostics, M.Ed.
Master of Education with All Level Generic Special Education Certification
Master of Education with Elementary Education Certification
Master of Education with Secondary Certification
Post Graduate Educational Diagnostician’s Certificate
Post-Graduate Principal’s Certificate
Professional Studies, Education Literacy Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, English Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Higher Education Administration Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Human Resources Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Instructional Leadership Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Instructional Technology Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Leadership Training and Development Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Science Education Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Social Studies Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Special Education Specialization, M.Ed.
Professional Studies, Sports Administration and Management Specialization, M.Ed.
Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Certification

The School of Education offer programs in exercise and sport science, all level physical education teaching certificate, and pre-license in athletic training. A minor is also available in coaching.

Faculty and Staff

Each education major is assigned an academic advisor (faculty member) and should consult regularly with the advisor to ensure proper course selection Each faculty member has regular hours to assist students with advising or give students assistance with class work.