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Program Overview

Program Overview

You can make a difference in the lives of students with a graduate degree in school counseling, whether you have current teaching licensure or not. 

Our program is multifaceted, but is specially focused on training you to guide students as they prepare for, apply to and select a college. Learn strategies to shepherd students of all levels through career exploration and development. 

You’ll have instruction in other areas too, like cultural and socioeconomic mediation and collaborative techniques to use with teachers and parents. School practicums and internships will give you the opportunity to apply what you’re learning in real time. 

Our expert and caring faculty will challenge and support you as you hone your vocation. It’s all so that you can support the next generation of leaders and innovators finding their way in the world.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

PSG/COUN 5303 Lifespan Development or equivalent is a prerequisite for entry into this program.

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal statement
    • Explain your goals and your purpose for pursuing a graduate education degree at Lipscomb University in a concise, clear essay (1-2 pages).
  • Two recommendations
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE or MAT score
Courses

Courses

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

$953 per credit hour

  • M.Ed. student aid: 26 percent in-service scholarship for educators
  • Ed.S. student aid: 20 percent in-service scholarship for educators

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. 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:

Lipscomb University
College of Education

One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Types of Aid

Flexible Schedule

Our courses are offered at a variety of convenient locations around Nashville or online, at times designed to work with your busy schedule. Our hybrid class model allows you the best of going to school as a working professional.

Networking

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.

Nashville

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.

Events

Our Faculty

  • Terry Sue Fanning

    Terry Sue Fanning

    Associate Professor of Education

    Terry Sue Fanning has an A.S. in Elementary Education for Motlow State Community College, a B.S. for MTSU in Elementary Education, and M.Ed. and Ed.S. from MTSU in Supervision and...

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Career Paths

School and Career Counselors

School counselors help students develop the academic and social skills needed to succeed in school. Career counselors help people choose careers and follow a path to employment.

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.