• 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:

    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.

    ECESE specializations include:
    • Human Development
    • Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
    • Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary: K-5)
    • Middle Grades Education, English/Language Arts and Mathematics, 6-8
    • Middle Grades Education, English/Language Arts and Science, 6-8
    • Middle Grades Education, English/Language Arts and Social Studies, 6-8
    • Middle Grades Education, Mathematics and Science, 6-8
    • Middle Grades Education, Mathematics and Social Studies, 6-8
    • Middle Grades Education, Science and Social Studies, 6-8
    • Special Education, Comprehensive Disabilities, K-12
    • Special Education, Early Childhood, PreK-3
    • Special Education, Interventionist I, K-8
    • Special Education, Interventionist II, 6-12
    • Special Education/Support Services emphasis

      HESSE specializations include:

    • Athletic Training  
    • Health/Wellness Education, K-12
    • Exercise Science
    • Physical Education/Recreation
    • Sports Management
    • 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. 

    Contact Information

    Helen DeVos College of Education
    1400 Parker Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland TN 37320-2450

    Phone: (423) 614-8175
    Fax (423) 614-8180
    Email: education@leeuniversity.edu
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST

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