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Wichita Updated

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Baker University
36 Credit Hour Degree
Master of Arts
in Education
37 Credit Hour Degree
Master of Science
in School Leadership
K - 6 : need 33 credit hours

5 - 8: need 33 credit hours

6 -12: need 33 credit hours

K - 6 and 6 -12: need 36 credit hours
Master of Science
in Special Education
Tuition = *$345/hr ($1,035 class)
* $315/hr before deadline ($945)

Registration Fee= $60 (one time)

Technology Fee = $30/class

TaskStream = $69/2-year subscription

Dollars & Sense
1858 - Baker founded by the United Methodist Church

1975 - Master of Liberal Arts Program introduced in KC

1988 - School of Prof. & Grad. Studies in Overland Park

1995 - Master of Arts in Education

1997 - 98 Wichita & Lee’s Summit campuses established

1999 - Master of Science in School Leadership

2000 - First MAEd. cohort launched

2006 - Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

2010- First Master of Science in Special Education cohort launched
Baker's History
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Master of Science in School Leadership (MSSL)
On Campus
School Leadership (Licensure Only)
On Campus
Master of Science in Special Education (MSSE)
Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
Programs Offered
& available formats
Class runs from Monday to Sunday

Courses run for 7 weeks each

Two sessions offered each Fall, Spring, and Summer

Begin program at any time during the year

Complete program in about 2 years
Online Format
16-20 students form a cohort

Take 1 class at a time as group

Course delivery:
Hybrid cohort model: 7 week on-ground/online
* On-ground courses: 1 night/week 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
* Online courses: 7 weeks

Schedule of all courses is developed at start of the program

Complete the program in approximately 2 years
Cohort Format
18 Hours Education Core
(Enhancing Communication and Embracing Understanding, Learning Theories, Assessment, Curriculum, Today’s Learner, Research)
18 Hours Education Electives
Development of Portfolio
(Task Stream)
Application & $20 application fee

Copy of teaching license

Official transcript

1 year of teaching experience
Admission Requirements
24 Hours Leadership Core
9 Hours Education Core
4 Hours Directed Field Experience
Development of Portfolio
(Task Stream)
Application & $20 application fee

Official transcripts from all undergrad institutions

Copy of teaching license

2 letters of recommendation

At least 1 year of teaching experience

Minimum undergrad GPA of 2.75
Admission Requirements
(Kansas Teachers Only)
School Leadership Licensure
8 core School Leadership courses

Participate in a Directed Field Experience

Additional coursework
(dependent upon transcript evaluation)

Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
Introduction and Characteristics of Students with Adaptive Learning Needs
Adaptive Instructional Methods & Strategies Grades XXX
Adaptive Instructional Strategies and Methods Field Practicum (45 hours)
Educating Students with Social and Behavioral Needs
Methods of Reading/Language Arts OR Methods of Transitioning to Adulthood
Assessment of Students with Adaptive Learning Needs
Communication/Collaboration within the School Setting
Creating Optimal Learning Environments for Students with Adaptive Learning Needs
Inquiry, Data Collection, and Research (this is where you complete the portfolio)
Advance Practicum – (90 hours)
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Application & $20 application fee

Two letters of professional recommendation

Copy of teaching license

Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended including regionally accredited bachelor’s institution

Cumulative undergraduate gpa of 2.75 or higher

Verification of one course in The Exceptional Child
Admission Requirements
TOTAL: Tuition/Fees = $975 - $1,065/class
MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Check, or Cash

Financial Aid

Employee Reimbursement or Staff Development Funds sometimes available
Payment Options
"I'm at the end of my teaching career and think I learned as much as members of the group who were first year teachers. It doesn't matter if you are at the beginning or end of the teaching experience, the Baker program fits everyone."

“My project is beneficial to my classroom and will enhance my teaching.”
What students are saying...
“I developed a better understanding of how useful research can be to a classroom teacher and an administrator in decision-making.”

“It made me think of new ways to look at very complex issues.”
Class times and schedules

Tuition and fees


Class locations
Why Baker?
Cohort Benefits
Convenient Location

Accelerated Program

Locked in Tuition & Payment Plan

Classmates through entire program

Great networking opportunities

Instructors who are practitioners

Ability to transfer up to 6 hours of graduate credit (MAEd only)
Available Formats

All courses completed online through open enrollment. Classes last 7 weeks and are asynchronous.
Core courses - on ground through cohort
Electives - online or on ground through open enrollment scheduling
Choose a Concentration Area:
Multi-Cultural Classrooms and Student Diversity
Curriculum & Instruction
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