The Teacher Education Program at Lees-McRae has achieved the high standards required to maintain accreditation by The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Building on the liberal arts core curriculum, the program curriculum has a balance of philosophy, theory and practice for effective teacher preparation. Among the many distinctions of the Lees-McRae Teacher Education Program, the Reflective Practitioner Framework is perhaps of greatest importance as it is a process that encourages students to reflect on every aspect of the learning and teaching experience.

What You'll Study

In the education minor, you'll study developmental and educational psychology, assessing student learning, beginning literacy and social studies strategies, literature for children, computer/media applications and more!

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Pamela Vesely
Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Education

Dr. Lynn Swann 
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Dr. Susan Gilbert 
Professor of Teacher Education

Caryn Hamilton
Administrative Assistant to the Department of Teacher Education

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