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Program Overview

Program Overview

A 50% tuition discount will be awarded to new graduate students enrolling in the online M.Ed. or Ed.S. in Educational Leadership during the 2022 spring and summer semesters and will apply to the first two semesters of coursework.

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.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

This program requires two completed years of educational experience prior to acceptance.

  • Completed Online Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts for all degrees conferred and any other coursework post bachelors.
  • Personal statement:
    Explain your goals and your purpose for pursuing a graduate education degree at Lipscomb University and elaborate on how this degree would help you to make an impact on teaching and learning in your classroom or school in a concise, clear essay. (500 words)
  • Application Essays (2)
  • Three Recommendations
    • Recommender #1 – Current Administrator/Supervisor (non-family member)
      If no direct supervisor, provide another academic reference (see Rec. #2)
    • Recommender #2 – Academic or Professional Colleague (non-family member)
    • Recommender #3 – Personal reference of integrity and/or faith (non-family member)
  • Resume
  • Verification of Educational Experience (2 years, minimum)
  • Summative Observation Report
  • Lipscomb College of Education graduate programs do not generally require graduate exam scores such as the GRE or MAT unless required for state licensure, accreditation, or program specific reasons. If your most recent degree GPA is below 3.0, a program director may ask you to provide graduate exam scores to be considered as part of the supplementary materials to your application for admission. Check with the specific program you are interested in regarding exam scores that may be required for admission

View the College of Education's graduate programs application timeline.  



Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

  • $953* per credit hour
  • 26% in-service scholarship for educators (M.Ed.)
  • 20% in-service scholarship for educators (Ed.S.)

*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.

Online Program Discount

The online program for Educational Leadership will be discounted by 50% during the 2021 spring and summer semesters. The discount will be awarded to new graduate students enrolling in the online M.Ed. or Ed.S. program and will apply to the first two semesters of coursework. Cost for tuition including the discount will be $476.50 per credit hour. After the first two semesters are completed, tuition will return to the normal rate.

Scholarship Information

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. If you're pursuing career as a teacher, you have scholarship opportunities as well! Check out the following information to see if you qualify for scholarships.

All completed applications should be mailed to:

Lipscomb University
College of Education

One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Types of Aid


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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.

Small Class Sizes

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

Our Faculty

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    Lance Forman

    Assistant Professor

    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....

    Meet Lance Forman
  • Vanessa Garcia headshot

    Vanessa Garcia

    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...

    Meet Vanessa Garcia

Career Paths

Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals

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

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

Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.