Elementary Education (K-6), BA, BS, Minor
About the Program
The Elementary Education Program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and meets the requirements for competency in technology standards adopted by the International Society for Technology Education National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (ISTE/NETS*T). Building on the core curriculum, Elementary Education provides a balance of philosophy, theory and practice for effective teacher preparation. The Elementary Education program provides candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be successful teachers in 21st century classrooms. The program provides a course of study that promotes a positive and holistic understanding of the teaching profession within a reflective practitioner framework which is aligned with the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and the North Carolina Specialty Area Standards for Elementary Education. Field experiences begin with the first courses in the program and allow students to transition from observation to assisting to student teaching. The program culminates with a Pre-Professional Portfolio demonstrating students' knowledge, skills and dispositions for the teaching profession.
Students interested in earning teacher licensure must gain admission to the Teacher Education program. As soon as a student develops an interest in a Teacher Education program of study, he or she should contact the Division Chair and submit an interest form.
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 years, from June 24, 2013-June 24, 2018.