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How To Become a Teacher

You know the difference a great teacher makes. It's no wonder you wish to cultivate young minds and impact future generations. Lipscomb University's College of Education equips you with the tools you'll need to instruct your own students.

You will make many choices on your journey to become a teacher, such as whether to teach young children or teenagers. This guide is one of our many resources to help you as you make these decisions.

Teacher Education Requirements

Undergraduate Teaching Degree Process

As you enter college, you will need to declare a major and start pursuing your degree. Education majors are unique because your major depends on the kind of teacher you hope to be: Pre-K, middle school, high school, etc. Here are the basic steps you will take as an undergraduate here at Lipscomb.

Graduate Teaching Degree Process

Lipscomb offers many graduate education degree programs to prepare those who want to do more. Whether your focus is leadership, technology, or behavior analysis, you’ll be trained in the latest research-based techniques and gain the field experience to put them into practice.

Apply to Earn a Graduate Degree Apply to Earn a Graduate Certificate 

Stackable Master of Education

Lipscomb now offers a stackable master's degree (M.Ed.) that allows candidate flexibility in crafting a degree program that is customized toward personal educational and career goals. Choose from stackable options for licensed teachers, for initial license candidates, and for those who seek to broaden their leadership skills in a variety of ways. There are dozens of possibilities that allow for customization of a master's degree - and in some cases, you could graduate with one or even two endorsements to add to your teaching license.

Apply to Earn a Stackable Master of Education

Career Changers and Degree Holders

Many people graduate with a bachelor's before deciding to teach or they pivot the direction of their career after gaining experience in the field. Anyone with a bachelor's degree that meets admissions requirements can earn their teaching certificate through Lipscomb's education program. We will work with and for you to make the process and transition easy.

Apply for a Teaching Certificate