The mission of the College of Education is to serve and inspire students so that they master the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to become caring and competent educators in a diverse and technological society.
The teacher education program at Lipscomb is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and nationally accredited by NCATE.
Undergraduate Majors and Minors
The College of Education cooperates with various academic departments to offer:
- Interdisciplinary Teaching, Pre K-3 Licensure
- Interdisciplinary Teaching, K-5 Licensure
- Interdisciplinary Middle Grades Teaching, 6-8 Licensure
- Secondary and K-12 Teacher Education Programs
- Special Education Interventionist K-8
- Interdisciplinary Non-teaching
Several academic departments also provide preparation for teaching K-12 in areas such as art, theater, health and physical education, instrumental and vocal music, and foreign language.
Students in secondary (grades 7-12) education will be expected to complete a teaching major in the content subject or area in which they plan to teach. One may also elect to complete state requirements for endorsement in additional high school subjects.
Undergraduate students completing PreK-3, K-5, and 6-8 programs may work toward either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree and must receive an ELL endorsement before finishing their degree.
In addition, the College of Education now offers a Special Education Interventionist major. Please contact the College of Education for more information.
For a complete list of undergraduate courses and specific requirements for each concentration, download our current catalog.
To print degree plans for each concentration, view the majors list.
For admission into teacher education, view the admission process.
The National Council on Teacher Quality recognizes Lipscomb University's College of Education as a top-tier undergraduate-secondary teacher preparation program.
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April Terry: Student Athlete and Scholar
“I honestly couldn’t imagine attending another institution. I visited a lot of campuses and none of them had the feel of a genuine culture. I have personal relationships with everyone here—teachers, the business office employees and the cafeteria workers. I know the friendships I’ve made here are going to be the ones I still have years from now.”