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Christian Educator Programs (CEP)

Enhance your undergraduate degree or continue career growth with a graduate certificate in Christian Educator Training.

Christian Educator Program Options

Christian Educator Designation (Undergraduate)

Christian Education (Graduate Certificate) 

Teaching Licensure

Master's in Instructional Practice (M.Ed.)


Through this partnership, aspiring teachers will be recruited from Christian schools, prepared to be ready the first day they enter their own classrooms as teachers and return to these schools to teach. In addition, the partnership offers additional training for teachers already in the field. 

Christian School Partnerships

This partnership is designed to fill teacher shortages and preparation gaps in K-12 Christian schools. Lipscomb University developed this unique program to create a pipeline of teacher candidates for faith-based schools and to better prepare those who are already teaching in these schools. Lipscomb has developed the Certificate in Christian Education, which is offered through the partnership agreement, and schools that join the partnership form a consortium of participating schools. 

Scholarship Opportunity

Students entering the Lipscomb Educator Scholars or the Christian Educator Program from a consortium-member school receive a 40% tuition discount from the university and an additional 10% scholarship from an anonymous funding source supporting the program. 

Contact Dr. Suze Gilbert at Suze.Gilbert [at] lipscomb.edudata-rawhref="mailto:Suze.Gilbert [at]" target="_blank" for partnership information.

Why earn a Christian Educator designation or certificate from Lipscomb? 

Lipscomb is a faith-based higher education institution with faculty and staff equipped to train students for their careers as educators. Christian Educator programs are unique to Lipscomb's College of Education and include specific training and networking opportunities. We prepare teacher candidates to positively impact their faith-based school community.