Bio

Madelon McCall, Ed.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Before joining Baylor in 2011 she was a public school educator, teaching chemistry and serving as a high school science instructional specialist. She presently teaches junior-level secondary science methods and generalist secondary education courses in the School of Education, as well as Integrated Science (ISCI) for elementary teachers through the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. McCall also teaches in the Masters of Arts in Teaching and Ed.D in Leadership and Organizational change programs.

Dr. McCall serves as the Secondary Certificate Coordinator, providing leadership to the Baylor secondary certificate faculty and area schools and teachers for teacher candidate clinical experiences. She is active in the Professional Development School (PDS) partnership and served as a University Liaison to Midway High School 2011-2018. Dr. McCall is especially interested in the recruitment and retention of quality STEM teachers and collaborates with faculty at Baylor University to develop programs that attract students to the field of STEM education. Her research is reflective of her diverse background as an educator. She is currently analyzing the effectiveness of co-teaching as a teacher internship model, a Baylor SOE/PDS initiative begun in 2015. Dr. McCall is also very interested in the science content preparation of K-12 teachers and was instrumental in developing the curriculum and gaining approval for a science course that provides content preparation for elementary education majors to effectively teach K-6 science. Another ongoing research project involving junior teaching associates is providing data for determining how pre-service teachers perceive teacher effectiveness both before and after their teaching associate field experience.

Dr. McCall contributes to graduate and undergraduate program development and course design in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and presently serves as lead section faculty for teaching Instructional Design in the online Ed.D program. She is a member of both the Baylor University Curriculum and Instruction graduate faculty and the EdD in Learning and Organizational Change graduate faculty.

Degrees (3)

Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction
2008
Baylor University
Waco, TX

M. S., Biology
1997
Baylor University
Waco, TX

B.S., Secondary Education (Science)
1978
Lamar University
Beaumont, TX