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Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

Program Overview

Program Overview

Take the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree that will be a foundation for further studies. Our faculty will support and guide you to choose an area of emphasis along with electives that speak to your individual interests. 

Prepare to start a career in multitude of fields. You could even continue into graduate school. After all, your potential with this flexible degree is endless.
 

Courses

Courses

Major courses required:

  • AR 3513 - Art for Children
  • MU 3203 - Music for Children OR
  • TH 3413 - Creative Dramatics
  • ED 2313 - Schooling in America
  • ED 3343 - Cultural Perspectives in Education
  • ED 3363 - Teaching with Text
  • ED 3404 - Primary Education
  • ED 3476 - Reading and Language Arts
  • ED 3533 - Math Methods
  • ED 3636 - Clinical Practice I
  • EN 3013 - Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
  • Foreign language (8 hours of a foreign language)
  • HI 2213 - History of the United States I OR
  • HI 2223 - History of the United States II 
  • HI 3323 - Cultural Geography
  • MA 1053 - Survey of Algebra and Statistics
  • MA 3053 - Survey of Geometry


21 additional hours of elective courses

Note:

A minor must be selected from one of the following areas: art, drama, ethics, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, music, philosophy, Spanish, theology, or education.

Study abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Junior High

    Junior High

    Chair, Undergraduate Education

    Junior High graduated from David Lipscomb College (now Lipscomb University) in June 1970.  He was employed that year as a middle school teacher at Head School in Nashville, Tenn.  After 11…

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  • Megan Parker Peters

    Megan Parker Peters

    Associate Professor of Education

    Megan Parker Peters is an associate professor and the Director of Teacher Assessment at Lipscomb University. She is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist who focuses on the needs of…

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  • Sarah Duncan

    Sarah Duncan

    Associate Professor

    Sarah Duncan was a language arts teacher and intervention coach in Mississippi before coming to Lipscomb. A former National Board Certified Teacher, she currently teaches literacy and clinical practice courses…

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  • Suze Gilbert

    Suze Gilbert

    Assistant Professor of Education

    Suze Gilbert has always wanted to be a school teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University, learning from professors who affirmed her desire to become a teacher. She…

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  • Robbie Hampton

    Robbie Hampton

    Assistant Professor of Education

    Robbie Hampton is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education. Her primary duties are with teacher candidates in Special Education. She teaches a number of graduate and undergraduate courses…

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  • Kara Krinks

    Kara Krinks

    Assistant Professor of Education Studies

    Kara Krinks earned her undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University in Engineering Science. She later earned an M.A.T. in Secondary Science Education and a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education from…

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  • Emily Medlock

    Emily Medlock

    Associate Professor

    Emily Medlock is an Associate Professor in the College of Education. She works with teacher candidates and facilitates undergraduate coursework in Clinical Practice II and Math Methods. Medlock works with…

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  • Marcia Stewart

    Marcia Stewart

    Professor

    Marcia Stewart has been a full-time member of the Lipscomb faculty since 1993. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and an Ed.D. in Curriculum…

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Career Paths

Career and Technical Education Teachers

Career and technical education teachers instruct students in various technical and vocational subjects, such as auto repair, healthcare, and culinary arts. They teach academic and technical content to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter an occupation.

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.

Teacher Assistants

Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.