Lees-McRae College Launches Special Education Program

November 10, 2015

Students at Lees-McRae College will now have the opportunity to earn a licensure in Special Education, General Curriculum (K-12) and graduate with a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts. The accredited Special Education program is the most recent addition to the Lees-McRae Division of Education, which offers licensures in both Theatre Arts Education and Elementary Education (K-6).

“We are thrilled to offer the Special Education program,” said Education Division Chair Robin Buchanan. “This is a high need area both locally and state-wide, and we have current students who will be wonderful Special Ed teachers.”

The Division of Education at Lees-McRae is unique from other programs. Students receive early field experience in the classroom, starting with their very first education course, and this additional career prep is instrumental to their ultimate success as teachers. All Lees-McRae faculty in the Division of Education have terminal degrees and a combined 60 + years of experience working in the public school system.

Students in the Division of Education have the opportunity to become members of Pi Lambda Theta, a selective national honor society for educators, and 96% of education students graduated with honors in 2015. Upon graduation, the Division boasts a 98-100% placement rate among students.

Learn more about the Special Education program

For more information, please contact Meghan McCandless, director of communications, at mccandlessm@lmc.edu or 828.898.8729.

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