Lee University Catalog 2009-2010 
    
    Apr 02, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education


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Pamela Browning, Chairperson

Elementary Education

Professors Pamela Browning, JoAnn Higginbotham and Deborah Murray
Associate Professor Laura Anderson

Assistant Professor William Kamm

Middle Grades Education

Associate Professor Ashley Smith, Jr.

Special Education

Assistant Professors Kimberly Moffett, Patricia McClung and Tena Stone

Disciplines

Early Childhood Education
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-6), middle grades education (4-8), and special education (K-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- 6). A major in middle grades prepares students for a profession as an upper elementary or middle grades teacher (4-8). A major in Human Development, Business Emphasis, prepares 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 major in Special Education (Teacher Licensure Emphasis) prepares students for a profession as a special education teacher (K-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 psychiatric hospitals, as well as in the mental health or social services areas.

Programs of Study

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

 

Degree   Major   Code
B.S.
B.S.
B.S.
B.S.
B.S.
B.S.
 

Human Development, Early Childhood (Teacher Licensure, PreK-3)
Middle Grades Education (Teacher Licensure, Grades 4-8)
Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Licensure, K-6)
Human Development Business Emphasis
Special Education (Teacher Licensure, K-12)
Special Education Support Services Emphasis

 

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