Lee University Catalog 2012-2013 
    Mar 17, 2018  
Lee University Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education

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Pamela Browning, Chairperson

Elementary Education

Professors Laura Anderson, Pamela Browning, JoAnn Higginbotham and Deborah Murray
Assistant Professors Reba Barkley and William Kamm

Middle Grades Education

Professor Ashley Smith, Jr.

Special Education

Associate Professor Patricia McClung
Assistant Professor Kimberly Moffett
Lecturer of Special Education Jorge A. Sandoval


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-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.   Human Development, Early Childhood (Teacher Licensure, PreK-3)   ECHED.BST
B.S.   Middle Grades Education (Teacher Licensure, Grades 4-8)   MGEDU.BST
B.S.   Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Licensure, K-6)   IDSTU.BST
B.S.   Human Development, Business Emphasis   HDBUS.BS
B.S.   Special Education (Teacher Licensure, K-12)   SPEDU.BST
B.S.   Special Education, Support Services Emphasis   SPEDU.BS


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