Building on the Legacy


Since 1942, the mission of Welch College has been to educate leaders to serve Christ, His Church, and His world through biblical thought and life.

That mission started the first day the college opened its doors to eight students on Richland Avenue in Nashville.

Today, Welch College enrolls more than 340 students annually from 25 states and several foreign countries. Students enjoy a distinctly Christian education with a strong core of biblical and theological studies at the heart of every educational program.

The need for Christian leaders is greater now than ever.

Welch College is committed to preparing such leaders by guiding students toward spiritual and intellectual maturity, and by giving them a practical understanding that makes them effective Christian witnesses anywhere, anytime.

This commitment demands that we honor and embrace the foundational principles of our past as we face the challenges and opportunities of the future–always striving to continue Building on the Legacy!

Sample Core Courses

EDU 2001. INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION – An introduction to teaching as a life work and profession, and guidance in determining the personal qualifications and professional training necessary in elementary and secondary schools.

PSY/EDU 2102. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY – Gives consideration to the learning experience in light of psychological findings, examining individual differences, hereditary and environmental factors, social characteristics, intelligence and testing. Emphasizes relationships between development and learning style, accommodating teaching strategies, and the use of technology in the learning environment. Includes a review of educational psychology in view of Biblical principles. 

EDU 2312/3312. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT – This course introduces various methods related to methods of guiding the behavior of young children and includes “best practice” techniques in classroom management. 

EDU 4800. ENHANCED STUDENT TEACHING – Involves the prospective teacher in the full operation of a classroom within the grade levels of their program. After a period of observing and assisting, the Student Teacher will assume full responsibility for the classroom under the guidance of the cooperating teacher. A full semester of student teaching in approved  in Christian, public, or private schools so that it includes two diverse assignments.

EDU 4847. ADVANCED RESEARCH IN EDUCATION – An advanced guided research study in education for the post-baccalaureate student, as approved by the faculty of the Teacher Education Department.  Supervised by an appropriate faculty member.  Requires a substantial research paper or application project. Involves regular meetings with the teacher-of-record, and where applicable, with other students engaged in like studies for sharing and exchanging ideas.  Students are encouraged to research or develop a research-based project related to their intended area of educational involvement. 


Welcome to your future

Why Welch?

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Welch College is committed to helping every student pay for his or her education and to graduate with minimum debt. In 2014, approximately 90% of our students received some form of financial aid. Contact us to see what help is available.