• Lee University

    Graduate studies
    College of Education

  • Education

    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.

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

    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 Education

    Educational Specialist

    • 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

    For more information contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment:


    The Graduate Education Program is proudly accredited by NCATE.