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School of Education
School of Education
The School of Education includes both Undergraduate and Graduate Education options for students interested in preparing or enhancing their professional education career. The undergraduate programs include preparation for teaching and certification in Early Childhood through 6, Middle School Education (Grades 4-8) and Secondary Education (Grades 7-12). We also offer All-Level Education certification (Grades EC-12) for Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish or Theatre Arts. Our Graduate Education Programs address Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership with Principal certification, Superintendent certification, Special Education, Diagnostics and Dyslexia. Our dedicated faculty address educational theory while stressing practical applications. We encourage you to review our program offerings and consider how we can prepare you for your calling.
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School of Education Programs
The mission of the Educator Certification Program at Lubbock Christian University is to prepare creative and innovative professional educators with high moral and ethical standards who view themselves as agents of change and who are committed to the welfare of all learners and have the understandings, attitudes, and skills necessary for effective teaching.
School of Education Resources
A Message From the Dean
Welcome to the Education Department at LCU!
Are you interested in making a positive impact on the lives of countless young people? A professional career of service, devotion, fulfillment, and defining a legacy…
A graduate from the LCU School of Education is the preferred candidate among school districts throughout our region. As part of a caring family, our students receive personalized academic advising, carefully planned instruction and consistent modeling of current best practices – all bolstered by a spiritual foundation. Multiple clinical field experiences and research-based instruction are evident throughout the program. LCU graduates are confident and well prepared and those who seek employment in the education profession are rewarded with nearly 100% placement rate.
Future educators will benefit from:
Please take a moment explore our offerings. Don’t hesitate to ask if we can help in any way. We look forward to hearing from you.
David Boyer, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Education
David Boyer completed the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University in 2003. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Lubbock Christian University in 1992 and his Master of Education from Texas Tech University in 1996. He is certified in Texas to teach Mathematics in grades 6-12 and as an administrator in K-12 Texas public schools. Before coming to LCU, Dr. Boyer taught at Frenship High School and later served as a building administrator on the same campus. He is a member of Kappa Delta Pi honor society. Vitae
Sam Ayers taught elementary school in the Alamo Heights and Lubbock ISDs. He served as an elementary, junior high, middle school and high school principal. Dr. Ayers also served as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary and Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning in Lubbock ISD. He taught undergraduate and graduate education classes at LCU as an Adjunct Professor 1990-2014 before joining the faculty full-time in August 2014. Sam Ayers and his wife, Karla, have two daughters.
Mrs. Mahan has taught at LCU since 1991. She teaches courses in early childhood and instructional technology. She also coordinates and supervises student teachers. Mahan received the L. R. Wilson, Sr. Teaching Excellence Award in 2004.
Elementary Self-Contained Grades 01-08 Texas/Life
Elementary English Grades 01-08 Texas/Life
Member-Texas Directors of Field Experiences
Member-Kappa Delta Pi
Member ï¿½ Association of Texas Professional Educators
I have worked for LCU since 1993 and graduated with a Masters in Leadership in 2012. I'm proud to be from West Virginia and am a devoted wife and mother. I love any kind of crafts—especially paper crafts, sewing and scrapbooking. I have been privileged to be part of mission trips to both South Africa and Germany, and those experiences have changed my life.