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2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Program Coordinator Dr. Melissa Batchelor

To teach in Illinois public schools, students must complete a baccalaureate program at a four-year college or university and then be licensed by the state of Illinois. To transfer from Lewis and Clark into an approved baccalaureate program, students must meet the specific requirements of the program and complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete either an Associate in Arts - ARTS.AA  or Associate in Science - SCI.AS  degree prior to transfer. Since admission into Education Programs is competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission. Students must also pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or, in lieu of the TAP, students can take the ACT or SAT.  Students taking the ACT need a composite score of 22 on the ACT plus writing with a 6 in writing.  Those taking the SAT need a composite score of 1110 (evidence based reading and writing +mathematices = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language.  In addition, each four-year institution has a determinded minimum grade point average requirement for program admission.

  Specific Program Guidelines    
    *   25 Observation hours
    +   15 Observation hours
       30 Observation hours
    +   40 Observation hours

*Courses specifically required by the Greenville Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership (UTEP)

+Course for SIUE Elementary Education

Program Notes: Students are not permitted to enroll in three or more education courses in one semester unless permission is given by the program coordinator. Observation placements are determined exclusively by the L&C Education Program.  A favorable fingerprint criminal background check and drug screen are required prior to field experience. Both must be completed through Lewis and Clark within a year of current coursework.

SIUE 2+2 in Special Education, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education: In partnership with SIUE, students complete the general education requirements to complete an A.A or A.S. at Lewis and Clark Community College. The second half of the core courses are completed on the SIUE campus toward a Bachelor Degree in Special Education or Elementary Education.  For more information about SIUE programs, contact Dave Shifflett at 618-468-2628 or

On-Campus Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership (UTEP) with Greenville College: In partnership with L&C, Greenville offers an Elementary Education degree on the L&C campus. Prior to admission into the UTEP program, you must complete all four education courses listed under Specific Program Guidelines. For more information about Greenville, please contact Andy Rincker at 618-664-6757 or

For more information, please contact Dr. Melissa Batchelor, Education Program Coordinator at 618-468-4560 or or the Enrollment and Advising Center.

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