Teacher Education n Bachelor
of Science in Elementary Education
of Science in Early Childhood Education (emphasis in Montessori available) n Bachelor
of Science in Special Education
of Arts in Teaching – Art
of Education in Montessori Education
of Education in Teaching and Learning (concentrations in Diverse Learners; Exercise and Sports Studies; and Instructional Technology) What is the program like? At Lander, education students work closely with their professors and community educators before stepping into the classroom to teach children in the public or private school systems. Lander’s teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the university is a South Carolina Teaching Fellow institution. Secondary certification is offered through the College of Education and the departments of English, Mathematics and History. The college shares responsibility for the K-12 specialty areas of art, music and physical education. A number of campus organizations, including the Lander Association for the Education of Young Children, the Student Council for Exceptional Children and several honor societies, are open to education majors at Lander. Lander is the only university in South Carolina offering a program leading to Montessori education certification.
What can I do with my degree? Lander graduates meet state requirements for teaching in public school systems and are heavily recruited for employment throughout the Southeast. Many have been named Teacher of the Year for their school districts, and some have been named South Carolina Teacher of the Year or National Distinguished Principal. 14
Therapeutic Horsemanship www.lander.edu/equestrian The Therapeutic Horsemanship minor presents a number of educational opportunities for Lander students in a variety of majors, from special education to business and continuing education. Headquartered at Lander’s Equestrian Center, the program allows students to obtain special instruction in therapeutic riding, also known as hippotherapy, which teaches people with disabilities to ride a horse with the help of assistants. The movement of the walking animal provides rhythmic, repetitive motion that improves the rider’s neurological and sensory function.