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College of Education

The College of Education encourages students to flex their minds and muscles as teachers, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.
Sarah Hunt-Barron

from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Education! Our college makes a difference in our communities, with our students going on to successful careers in education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and other professions related to health, education, and well-being.  Our dedicated faculty and staff are excited to work with you to achieve your professional goals during your time at Lander. On this site, you will find more details about our excellent programs and innovative opportunities within our college. Contact us if you have any questions - we are here to help.


Dr. Sarah Hunt-Barron, Dean
864-388-8412  |  |  Carnell Learning Center LC221

Take the first steps today.

Our application process is easy and our staff is here to help you evaluate your options.

Learning Spaces

Housed within two campus buildings, the College of Education offers state-of-the-art facilities where Teacher Education students can learn to sculpt young minds through teacher training that focuses on the various disciplines in the university's curriculum. Teachers in the field can pursue graduate degrees focused on serving diverse learners, enhancing instruction using technology, and earn their Montessori credentials.

PEES students learn to help people prevent injuries and stay healthy, as well as develop an understanding of the biological and physiological changes that occur during physical activity. Graduates are well-prepared for careers in the field and advanced studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, or exercise science.

Our learning spaces include:

  • tech-infused classrooms and lecture halls
  • Montessori classrooms
  • state-of-the-art exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories
  • an athletic training and teaching/pedagogy laboratory
  • a weight room and elevated walk/jog track



Our partner, TeachSC, is a program that provides free support to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a teacher. When you sign up, you get perks like 1-on-1 coaching, up to $100 back in fee reimbursements towards expenses related to applying to our programs (including testing and fingerprints), and a chance to win a regional $1,000 scholarship! Access these resources by signing up here!






The College of Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


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