Special Programs

From the innovative IDEAL program which brings higher education to students with with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to being the official licensing partner for Teach for America Greater Nashville or the partnership with the Ayers Foundation to create the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation, the College of Education is connecting to hundreds of students and teachers outside our traditional graduate and undergraduate programs. 

IDEAL Program

The IDEAL program at Lipscomb seeks to provide education and career development to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) while encouraging friendships and increased independent skills that lead to a better quality of life

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Teach for America

Lipscomb University is proud to be the official Licensing Partner for Teach for America Greater Nashville for the fifth straight year.  If you need any information on Teach for America Greater Nashville at Lipscomb, please visit the website below.

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Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation

The Ayers Institute seeks to to equip teachers to improve their classroom performance; to cultivate a state-wide cadre of principals and instructional coaches who promote a culture of effective teacher mentorship in the schools they serve; to contribute expertise and proven models to the dialog on education reform.

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Ayers Leadership Fellows

The Ayers Foundation has made scholarships available for these aspiring school leaders, and Ayers Leadership Fellows will be selected from a pool of applicants based on merit and innovative partnerships with their individual school districts. 

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