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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.

Topical series

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.

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.


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.

Recent episodes

Moving Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Texts into the K-8 Classroom

Oct. 19, 2018 — Instructional Practice

Students need to see representations of their stories, language, and culture in print in powerful ways.
Duration: 14:32 min. | File size: 8.94 MB

Powerful Interview Questions for Hiring Educators

Jul. 11, 2018 — Educational Leadership

Hiring is a critical component of creating successful teams of teachers and leaders.
Duration: 13:43 min. | File size: 8.12 MB

Hiring High-Quality Educators

Jun. 8, 2018 — Educational Leadership

Great education leaders know how to hire educators who are the best fit for their organization.
Duration: 19:04 min. | File size: 11.35 MB