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Gain the knowledge of a real-world, applicable approach to leadership development through authentic learning experiences. Our rigorous program challenges and equips you to be at the forefront of the changing educational landscape.
Take courses taught by current practitioners at the school, district or state level with a first-hand perspective on school leadership. Pair with a school-based mentor, engaging in formative leadership conversations and participating in practical job-shadowing sessions.
Shape the future of education and leave a large-scale impact on countless young lives.
Your graduate degree will propel you towards excellence and expertise in educational leadership.
This program requires two completed years of educational experience prior to acceptance.
View the College of Education's graduate programs application timeline.
As you give back to the community, Lipscomb University wants to give back to you. The College of Education offers significant scholarships to current educators and administrators. Those pursuing career as a teacher, you're not left out either! Check out the following information to see if you qualify for scholarships.
All completed applications should be mailed to:
College of Education
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
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Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.
You’ll have opportunities to engage in meaningful discussion, receive one-on-one faculty mentorship and ask difficult questions in our small class sizes. Plus, you’ll feel supported in a tight-knit learning community.
A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.
Field experience hours
Assistant Professor of Education
Lance Forman served for 13 years in the Metro Nashville School District as an elementary teacher, assistant principal, and executive principal prior to joining the College of Education in 2017....Learn More
Michael Hammond joined the Lipscomb University College of Education full-time in 2001, after he had already been teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses at Lipscomb, Trevecca and Tennessee...Learn More
Director of the Instructional Practice Program
Vanessa Garcia is the Executive Officer of Elementary Schools for Metro Nashville Public Schools. She is an experienced educator who has held various leadership positions in her 20-year career. That...Learn More
Elementary, middle, and high school principals manage all school operations, including daily school activities. They coordinate curriculums, oversee teachers and other school staff, and provide a safe and productive learning environment for students.
Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the registrar’s office.
Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.