The goal of the Teacher Education Program at Lees-McRae College is to provide strong courses of study which promote positive and holistic development of teachers within a reflective practitioner framework. It is expected that students who complete the Teacher Education Program and become licensed teachers will be individuals who have a distinct knowledge about practice and theory of teaching as well as a balanced sense of personal values, integrity, and moral worth. It is also expected that students who complete the program will become teachers who reflect on all aspects of the teaching/learning process and will mentor their own students.
Lees-McRae offers licensure in Elementary Education (K-6), Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12) and Theatre Arts (K-12). Further information can be obtained from the Chair of the Division of Education/Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Handbook.
As soon as a student establishes an interest in an education major, the student should contact the Chair of the Division of Education/Teacher Education and file an Interest Form. This procedure will place the student's name on a list in the Office of Education/Teacher Education the and ensure receipt of all information concerning teacher education.