• I will give you knowledge, teaching you the way to go…
    Psalm 32:8a

    The purpose of the Graduate Program in Education is to

    • provide advanced preparation, theory, integration of faith and learning, and practical application.
    • encourage candidates to solve professional problems by independent investigation through study and research.
    • further develop the professional competencies attained in undergraduate programs.

    Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
    • 42-44 hours (This does not include any extra classes required from the transcript evaluation.)
    • 14-month program that begins each June
      Student enrolling in the spring or fall semester can complete the program in about a year and a half.
    • Students complete two internships in varied settings
    • Students have the option to complete and present a thesis in partial fulfillment of graduate requirements
    • Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be eligible for a teaching license in:
    Master of Science in Higher Education Administration

    The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals for careers in the college and university setting. With attention given to student development, assessment, learning communities, financial and legal issues, students are exposed to most sectors of a modern higher education institution. This degree culminates with an internship.

    Master of Education
    Educational Specialist (ED.S.)
    • Degree provides opportunity for teachers and other education professionals to advance beyond the Master’s Degree
    • Choose from one of two tracks:  

    Application Information

    Students must submit a completed application form and all supplemental application requirements.  For a convenient checklist of all application requirements click here.

    Students may enroll up until classes start; however, students are encouraged to apply by the following priority deadlines in order to receive financial aid.

    • Fall enrollment: June 1
    • Spring enrollment: November 1
    • Summer enrollment: April 1

    Contact Information

    Graduate Education
    1400 Parker Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-2450

    Phone:423-614-8544 or
    Email: edgrad@leeuniversity.edu
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST


    The Graduate Education Program is proudly accredited by NCATE.


Academic Calendar

Faculty Council
Begins at 4:00 PM

Faculty Council
Spring Graduation Applicants: Due date for Transfer grades to be posted and "I" grades to be removed
All day

Spring Graduation Applicants: Due date for Transfer grades to be posted and "I" grades to be removed
Deadline for applying for student teaching in the Fall
All day

Deadline for applying for student teaching in the Fall
Applications should be turned into Stacie Clifton EDU 236
Spring Break - No Classes
Begins at 12:00 AM

Spring Break - No Classes
Spring Break - No Classes
All day

Spring Break - No Classes
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