• Lee University

    Helen DeVos
    College of Education

  • The Helen DeVos College of Education

    Lifelong Learners. Effective Educators. Ethical Practitioners.

    In the College of Education, students receive personalized classroom instruction from highly qualified professors in technology-rich classrooms.

    Underscoring the College’s commitment to academic excellence, all undergraduate teacher license programs and all graduate education programs are NCATE-accredited, and the athletic training education program is CAATE-accredited.

    The nationally-accredited College of Education includes the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education (ECESE); the Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Secondary Education (HESSE); and Graduate Studies in Education. Both undergraduate departments as well as the graduate MAT program equip aspiring teachers with theoretical perspectives, practical classroom experiences, and licensure opportunities necessary to become highly qualified and effective educators. And the Graduate Program in Education further enhances these qualifications, setting students apart as highly competent educators.

    Clinical experiences, including student teaching and internship opportunities, as well as cross-cultural education experiences, enable teacher candidates to gain first-hand classroom experience under the mentorship of experienced teaching professionals. And the Lee University Developmental Inclusion Classroom (LUDIC), along with Camp Spectrum and the Autism Symposium, encourages the development of teachers experienced in meeting the needs of a diverse learning population. Graduates leave well equipped to excel in a variety of classroom settings.

    With minor, major, and graduate-level courses of study, current and future educators will find the specific program most appropriate for reaching their individual professional goals.

    Lee University’s Summary Institution-Level Pass Rate Data from ETS can be found here
    For the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Report Card on Lee University’s Teacher Education Program click

    ECESE specializations include:

    • Human Development
    • Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
    • Interdisciplinary Studies (elementary: K-6)
    • Middle Grades Education (4-8)
    • Special Education (K-12)
    • Special Education/Support Services emphasis

    HESSE specializations include:

    • Athletic Training  
    • Wellness Education (dual license in Health and Physical Education, K-12)
    • Exercise Science
    • Physical Education/Recreation
    • Minors in Fitness/Wellness, Physical Education, Recreation, and Coaching

    The Undergraduate Teacher Education Program encompasses all teacher education majors across campus and is designed to prepare candidates who are:

    • Lifelong learners.
    • Effective educators.
    • Ethical practitioners.

    When considering tuition, please keep in mind that scholarships and financial aid opportunities are available for qualified students. Please contact the College of Education or Graduate Studies Program for more information.

    Considering a transfer into the College of Education? Please call first at (423) 614-8175 to learn about the transfer procedure and approval process. 

    For more information, please contact: 
    (423) 614-8175
    Fax (423) 614-8180

    Lee University
    P.O. Box 3450

    Office of Graduate Enrollment 
    (800) LEE-9930