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    Jun 05, 2023  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education

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Patricia McClung, Chairperson

Elementary Education

Distinguished Professor Deborah Murray
Professors Laura Anderson, JoAnn Higginbotham, and William Kamm
Associate Professor Jason Robinson
Assistant Professors Shane Brown, Stephanie Pope, Deborah Rosenow, and Jesse Wood

Special Education

Professor Patricia McClung
Associate Professor Kimberly Moffett
Associate Lecturer Jorge 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-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.







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