Dec 02, 2023  
2021-22 Student Handbook and Catalog 
2021-22 Student Handbook and 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.  In addition, each four-year institution has a pre-determined criteria for program admission.

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

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

+Courses 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. Under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, substances prohibited by the school district include, but are not limited to:  amphetamines, methamphetamines, cocaine, cannabis, opiates, heroin, and PCP.  A student who tests positive for any of these substances, or who refuses to undergo the required drug test, is subject to disqualification from field experiences by the school district, which will result in the student not being able to complete his/her field experience. Both must be completed through Lewis and Clark within a year of current coursework.

SIUE Pathways 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

McKendree University 2+2 in Elementary Education: In partnership with McKendree University, transfer is possible for L&C students who complete the A.S. at L&C and desire to earn the Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Elementary Education at McKendree University. For more information, please contact Caitlin Mueller at 618-537-6408 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 Deedra Mager at 618-664-7138 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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