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.

The Helen DeVos College of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).