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Program Overview

Program Overview

Sharpen your teaching skills and advance your career with Lipscomb’s Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leading. We focus on pedagogical theory while equipping you with practical strategies to serve as an educational leader. 

Everything we do is meant to be applicable for your classroom. You’ll gain a solid foundation in research-based instruction, curriculum, teaching tactics and effective data use. And, our program is specially designed to feed your interests: after you complete your core classes, you can take fifteen hours of elective courses. You will take Action Research as a three hour elective and choose 12 hours of electives  from courses offered across any of our graduate education programs.

Elevate your abilities with one of the leading graduate teacher preparation programs in the nation. Your dedication to honing your craft will make a tangible difference in shaping the competency and confidence of the next generation.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Online 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).
  • Official transcripts
  • Official GRE or MAT exam score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume


Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

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

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


Student to faculty ratio

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.

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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.