Bachelor of Science in Education

Are you energized when you serve others?  Do you have a passion for learning?  Have you been inspired by great teachers and mentors?  You should become a teacher through Lipscomb University’s College of Education.

The College of Education will empower you to become a teacher with C.A.R.E.

  • Practice exemplary CRAFT
  • Exhibit ATTITUDES worth emulating
  • Foster collaborative RELATIONSHIPS
  • Demonstrate ESSENTIAL knowledge

Through the Adult Degree Program, the College of Education offers undergraduate programs in Pre K-3 and K-6 education.  These programs are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Tennessee State Board of Education.  All courses can be completed in the evening or online.  An off-site (day-time) student teaching assignment and practicum serves as a program capstone to prepare students for a career of successful teaching.

A secondary admission is required for all students wishing to major in education.  The initial step for all students interested in being admitted to the Teacher Education Program is to enroll in and successfully complete Education 2312, Schooling in America, which includes a required retreat at the beginning of the course.  For additional admission requirements, please click HERE.

Education Admission Requirements

Specific admission criteria include successful completion of both the Seminar for Adult Success and English 1123 (Composition and Reading II) courses; Education 2312 (Schooling in America); attainment of acceptable scores on the Pre-professional Skills Test (PPST or PRAXIS I) or ACT; a 2.75 grade-point average; an interview; references; an autobiography, a professional portfolio; evidence of mental, physical, social, emotional, and moral maturity; approval by the Teacher Education Council; and a clean criminal background and fingerprinting check.

Upon successful completion of the above requirements, a student may be formally admitted to the program.

The capstone experience for students seeking a teacher education major and licensure is the successful completion of student teaching, the student teaching seminar, and professional portfolio assessment, a student learning and exit presentation.