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.
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:
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).
I enjoy tutoring because it allows for a slower pace of learning than the student gets in the classroom and gives the opportunity for students to ask questions they may not want to speak up about in front of the entire class.
I wanted to teach, but never pursued it because everyone always said you should be a nurse, or you should be a doctor since you’re smart. I knew that I wanted to help students and a lot of people don’t want to teach in high school.
An award from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education has established Lander University’s College of Education Center of Excellence for the Advancement of Reading and Literacy Instruction.
Lander University’s College of Education honored students and their achievements during this year’s pinning and academic award ceremony held December 12, at the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
As most of the nation deals with a teacher shortage, Lander University held one of its largest teacher recruitment fairs in recent years.