Special Education Support Services Emphasis

This program prepares students for a profession in special education in a variety of settings where licensure is not required. It ranges from preschool special education to working with agencies that provide support services to children or young adults. It may also be regarded as a pre-professional degree for those seeking to pursue a masters in occupational therapy or speech therapy. 

Program Tracks: SPEDU.BS 

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 
Academic/Honors 
  • Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society 
  • Lee Future Educators 
Service 

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

Capstone 

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. 

Home/Location 

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

Internships/Practicum 

Senior year requires clinical practice involving Methods and full-time student teaching or internships. 

Research 
  • Many courses have research components and writing opportunities. 
  • McNair Scholars 
Awards/Honors 
  • 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.

  • 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