Middle Grades, English Language Arts, and Social Studies

This program qualifies students to teach in grades six through eight in the two named focus areas. This degree leads to a Tennessee teaching license.

Program Tracks: MGESS.BST

Global Trips and Travel

New Zealand Education Global Trip

Alaska Education Global Trip




Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society

Lee Future Educators


Some courses within the major will require in-class service projects.


The Capstone course is designed to help graduating students integrate their faith with the academic knowledge they have gained throughout their studies. It is regarded as the final reflection of the essential Core Values of Lee University.


Students will spend most of their time in the Helen DeVos College of Education and in local schools.


Senior year requires clinical practice involving Methods and fulltime student teaching or internships.


Many courses have research components and writing opportunities.

McNair Scholars

Honors and Awards

Departmental Awards

The Jimmy Bilbo Student Teacher Award

There are a variety of scholarships available to Education majors:


  • Preschool Teacher
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Home-Based Service Provider
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Middle Grades Teacher
  • High School Special Education Teacher
  • Middle Grades Special Education Teacher
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Special Education Advocate
  • Teaching Abroad
  • Non-governmental Agency (Education)
  • Missions

Global Trips

Israel Archaeology
The Psychology Trip
Sociology trip to Hawaii

Academic Honors

Lambda Alpha Honor Society
Phi Chi Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society

Social Clubs

Anthropology Club
Phi Delta Psi
Alpha Kappa Delta


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