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Edsouth promotes interest and awareness of higher education opportunities to students, families and schools. Working with high school counselors, college and university administrators and industry partners, Edsouth enables students to maximize their potential and fulfill their goals in life through higher education.

Lipscomb is one of only four teacher-preparation colleges in the U.S. to receive the highest four-star rating from the National Council of Teacher Quality. We attribute that, in large part, to our emphasis on community engagement and cultural understanding–our graduates gain the skills and the sensitivity to improve students' lives all over the world.

Podcast series


Coaching moves people toward the realization of the best version of themselves. Coaches work as thinking partners to boost performance in others, while building capacity rather than dependency.

College Access

College access efforts focus on creating college-going cultures, removing barriers to higher education, promoting college persistence and increasing postsecondary completion rates.

Educational Leadership

Educational leaders set a vision of high expectations and maximize the talents and energies of teachers, students, parents and community members toward achieving common educational goals.

Instructional Practice

Effective and intentional instructional practices are key to achieving desired student outcomes. Instructional practices include what the teacher does before, during and after the formal instructional time.

Recent episodes

Approaching Leadership with a Coaching Mindset - Part 1

Apr. 20, 2017 — Coaching | Educational Leadership

How one approaches leadership is key to influencing others.
Duration: 11:35 min. | File size: 7.26 MB

Motivating Students to Read

Mar. 9, 2017 — Instructional Practice

Motivating students to read is a critical element in creating life-long learners.
Duration: 16:55 min. | File size: 9.78 MB

Student Motivation - Part 2

Feb. 9, 2017 — Instructional Practice

Student motivation is a key component to educational success.
Duration: 11:22 min. | File size: 6.5 MB

Student Motivation - Part 1

Jan. 24, 2017 — Instructional Practice

Student motivation is a key component to educational success.
Duration: 11:58 min. | File size: 6.85 MB