Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb (IDEAL)
Empowering students with disabilities to become adults with opportunities.
Through innovative and creative solutions, we seek to meet the needs of all of our students to prepare them for lives filled with confidence, knowledge and faith. IDEAL is a two-year certificate program uniquely designed for students with intellectual disabilities who want to receive the full Lipscomb experience to prepare for their future. IDEAL encourages and supports students enrolled in the program to experience all that our university has to offer, right alongside their peers. This includes taking classes, going to sporting and cultural events, completing internships, eating in the cafeteria, attending chapel and much more within the Lipscomb community.
Develop friendships, expand and deepen your knowledge, strengthen your skills through workplace training and receive increased independent opportunities that will prepare you for your next steps in life — personally, spiritually and professionally.
The IDEAL program has been developed based on the Think College Standards and in consultation with other successful post-secondary programs. Learn more about the IDEAL Program or follow the link below to learn about our application process.