Elementary Education - Extended Campus ProgramsElementary Education - Extended Campus Programs

Elementary Education - Extended Campus Programs

TEAC LogoThis degree can be earned over the course of two years of full-time evening study (four semesters plus one summer session). Classes take place twice a week.

The Lees-McRae College Teacher Education Program, which is designed to provide teacher candidates the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for successful employment as schoolteachers in the 21st Century classroom, is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five (5) years, from June 24, 2013 - June 24, 2018. This program is also accredited by The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

Below is an example of a two-year course of study:

First Year

First Semester Second Semester
EDU 322 Foundations of American Education (3) EDU 324 Managing Environ. For Diverse (3)
EDU 323 Assessment of Student Learning (3) EDU 327 Quantitative Literacies (3)
EDU 351 Literature for Children (3) EDU 328 Qualitative Literacies (3)
EDU 381 Computers/Media Applications (3) EDU 329 Teacher as Researcher (3)


EDU 325 Reflective Teaching (3)
EDU 321 Educational Psychology (3)

Second Year

First Semester Second Semester
EDU 417 Quantitative Methods and Materials (4) EDU 491 Directed Teaching (12)
EDU 418 Qualitative Methods and Materials (4) EDU 499 Senior Research Seminar (3)
EDU 419 Creative Methods and Materials (4)
EDU 473 Elementary Field Experience (3)
See full degree requirements in the College Catalog

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education prepares the graduate for licensure in the North Carolina Public Schools. Job opportunities can include teaching in private schools, teaching abroad, and working in administrative roles in the field of education.


Dr. Robin Buchanan
Assistant Professor of Education /Director of Teacher Licensure
B.A., Meredith College | M.A., Appalachian State University | Ed.S., Ed.D., Western Carolina University

Dr. Susan Gilbert
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Illinois State University | M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts | Ed.D., Appalachian State University

Dr. Lynn Swann
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | M.A., Ed.D., Appalachian State University

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