Bio

Dr. Madelon McCall is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Baylor University. She believes that the 21st century is an exciting time for education and that universities are in a unique position to mold and prepare educators to become change agents in all professional contexts. Educator preparation must include changing our views concerning how education is delivered, how students learn, and how schools and businesses are structured. The skills of critical thinking, data-based decision making, and collaborative research and planning support and prepare life-long learners and informed citizens. Dr. McCall is excited to be in a position as a contributor to the preparation of educators and believes education is the driving force behind local, national, and global change.

Before joining Baylor University in 2011, Dr. McCall was a private and public school educator, teaching high school science courses and serving as a high school science instructional specialist. She presently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary education, science education, and instructional design. Dr. McCall serves as the Secondary Certificate Coordinator in Curriculum and Instruction, providing leadership to the secondary certificate faculty. She collaborates with public schools and educators in the Professional Development School (PDS) partnership to establish highly effective teacher candidate clinical experiences. She is especially invested in the recruitment and retention of quality educators and collaborates with faculty at Baylor University to develop programs and degree plans that attract students to the education profession.

Dr. McCall’s research interests specifically address the effective preparation of all educators, including those in PK-12 schools, higher education, and in other professional contexts. She is a graduate faculty member in both the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the EdD in Learning and Organizational Change.

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