• The mission of the Lee University Teacher Education Program is to prepare candidates who are Lifelong learners, Effective educators, and Ethical practitioners. The objective is to produce teachers who (1) display a broad general background in liberal education (2) demonstrate thorough preparation in specific academic disciplines (3) plan and teach effectively and (4) view teaching as an area of Christian service.

    Our Teacher Education Program equips students to step into their own classrooms with a strong liberal arts foundation, mastery of their specific academic discipline, comprehensive professional framework, and personal understanding of the role service plays in quality teaching. This competitive Program challenges future teachers to achieve the highest standards of professional preparedness.

    Academic theory and subject-specific coursework are enhanced with student teaching opportunities that advance from orientation and observation to participation and direct instruction. Large and small group seminars, as well as individual conferences, enable participants to share and evaluate classroom experiences, give and receive feedback, and benefit from intensive mentoring by professors deeply invested in the success of their students.

    Students seeking admission into the Teacher Education Program are encouraged to contact the College of Education for full admission criteria.

    Programs of Study
    The Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Academic Calendar

10/02
Deadline for applying for student teaching in the Spring
All day

Deadline for applying for student teaching in the Spring
Applications should be turned into Stacie Clifton in EDU 236
10/03
Faculty Meeting
Begins at 4:00 PM

Rose Lecture Hall
Faculty Meeting
10/06
Winter Graduation Applicants: Due date for Transfer courses to be posted and "I" grades to be removed
All day

Winter Graduation Applicants: Due date for Transfer courses to be posted and "I" grades to be removed
10/12
Fall Break - No Classes
Begins at 12:00 AM

Fall Break - No Classes
10/13
Fall Break - Offices closed
All day

Fall Break - Offices closed
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