Special Education Early Childhood, Pre-K-3 Licensure

This program qualifies candidates to be a special educator in many settings, particularly geared toward early childhood and early primary grades. Candidates in this specialty area will take courses such as Young Children (0-8) with Developmental Disabilities and Child Development. 

Program Tracks: SPEDP.BST 

Lee's programs give the student a chance to experience various aspects of life at Lee beyond academics, offering program-specific global trips, clubs, service, and research opportunities. The following are possible aspects of life outside the classroom for students in the above degree programs:

Travel/Global Trips 
  • New Zealand Education Global Trip 
  • Alaska Education Global Trip 
  • Mexico 
  • Thailand 
  • 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 
  • Departmental Awards 
  • The Jimmy Bilbo Student Teacher Award 
There are a variety of scholarships available to Education majors: 

This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving success after graduation. Here are the career paths often pursued by graduates in this program.

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Home-Based Service Provider
  • Family Support Specialist
  • 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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