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  Oct 23, 2017
 
Lee University Catalog 2017-2018

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education


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Patricia McClung, Chairperson

Elementary Education

Distinquished Professor Deborah Murray
Professors Laura Anderson, Pamela Browning and JoAnn Higginbotham
Associate Professor William Kamm
Assistant Professor Jason Robinson

Middle Grades Education

Professor Ashley Smith, Jr.
Assistant Professor Delia Price

Special Education

Professor Patricia McClung
Associate Professor Kimberly Moffett
Associate Lecturer Jorge Sandoval

Disciplines

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Middle Grades Education
Special Education

The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education provides training for those students wishing to obtain teacher licensure in early childhood education (PreK-3), elementary education (K-5), middle grades education (6-8), and special education (PreK-12). The department also provides the professional education courses for post-baccalaureate students seeking licensure on the undergraduate level. Students wishing to work with children in institutions and agencies other than public schools may choose majors that do not lead to teacher licensure.

The major in Human Development, Early Childhood prepares students for a profession as an early childhood teacher (PreK-3). A major in Interdisciplinary Studies prepares students for a profession as an elementary teacher (K- 5). A major in middle grades prepares students for a profession as a middle grades teacher (6-8). Students may also choose to complete a dual license in Human Development, Early Childhood and Interdisciplinary Studies. Majors in Human Development, Business Emphasis, and Human Development, Asian Studies, prepare students for working with younger children in agencies and schools where teacher licensure is not required or for graduate work in child and family studies. The courses in psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and health provide knowledge in the stages of early human development and family organizations as well as an understanding of how these stages are influenced by culture.

The majors in Special Education (Teacher Licensure Emphasis) prepare students for a profession as a special education teacher (PreK-12) in a resource setting, in a self-contained class, or as an inclusion teacher in a general education classroom. A major in Special Education, Support Services Emphasis, is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career in a child care area, alternative schools or education facilities housed within the mental health or social services area.

Programs of Study

The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education offers the following programs of study:

Degree   Major   Code
B.S.   Human Development, Asian Studies Emphasis   HDAST.BS
B.S.   Human Development, Business Emphasis   HDBUS.BS
B.S.   Human Development/Early Childhood and Interdisciplinary Studies, PreK-3 and K-5 Teacher Licensure   ECIDS.BST
B.S.   Human Development/Early Childhood, PreK-3 Teacher Licensure   ECHED.BST
B.S.   Interdisciplinary Studies, K-5 Teacher Licensure   IDSTU.BST
B.S.   Middle Grades, English/Language Arts and Mathematics, 6-8 Licensure   MGEMA.BST
B.S.   Middle Grades, English/Language Arts and Science, 6-8 Licensure   MGESC.BST
B.S.   Middle Grades, English/Language Arts and Social Studies, 6-8 Licensure   MGESS.BST
B.S.   Middle Grades, Mathematics and Science, 6-8 Licensure   MGMSC.BST
B.S.   Middle Grades, Mathematics and Social Studies, 6-8 Licensure   MGMSS.BST
B.S.   Middle Grades, Science and Social Studies, 6-8 Licensure   MGSSS.BST
B.S.   Special Education, Comprehensive Disabilities, K-12 Licensure   SPEDC.BST
B.S.   Special Education, Early Childhood, PreK-3 Licensure   SPEDP.BST
B.S.   Special Education, Interventionist I, K-8 Teacher Licensure   SPEDE.BST
B.S.   Special Education, Interventionist II, 6-12 Teacher Licensure   SPEDS.BST
B.S.   Special Education, Support Services Emphasis   SPEDU.BS

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