School of Education and Social Sciences

Graduates from the School of Education and Social Sciences have one major commonality: a strong desire to serve others. Each of our programs in this school will teach you about the various challenges facing different populations, then equip you with the tools to solve those problems. The classes offer a combination of theory and practical experience that give students the skills they need to make a difference for children, families, individuals, and communities.

Mock Crime Scene

Crime Scene Simulation

Students in the Criminal ustice program participate in an annual demonstration that simulates a real crime scene. Each student is assigned a role—patrol officer, investigator, witness, family member—and must work together to correctly process the scene. The experience allows students to directly apply the skills and principles learned in the classroom.


Lees-McRae Online Elementary Education program ranked among most affordable programs in the country

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Avery County courthouse serves as classroom for groups of Lees-McRae Criminal Justice students getting hands-on experience with mock trial exercise

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Alumnus Justan Mounts ’14 works to address veteran needs as Veterans Services Director in Rowan County
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Meet the Dean

Chief Brandon Greer

Pam Vesely, PhD
Dean of Education and Social Sciences

Chief Brandon Greer

Sue Hart, PhD
Assistant Dean of Education and Social Sciences

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