Lynch School of Education
The Lynch School of Education (LSOE) is a professional school of Boston College that offers graduate and undergraduate programs in education, psychology and human development.
LSOE was founded in 1952. The Lynch School was formally dedicated as the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education on November 2, 2000. Peter Lynch is a BC graduate and one of the country’s financial investors. Carolyn Lynch is a graduate and trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and president of the Lynch Foundation.
Programs of study
The School has grown to 60 full-time faculty members, more than 35 part-time faculty members and another 60 researchers, 800 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students, and more than 25 academic programs in education, human development, and psychology.
There are several research groups operating within the School, and students often participate in collaborative projects. Major research projects are conducted under the auspices of the six major centers and institutes located in the Lynch School, and most faculty members employ graduate research assistants. Excellent practicum sites are located in schools, clinics, and hospitals throughout greater Boston and especially in the Boston public schools, and students have opportunities to participate in research projects in these sites. The Boston College Campus School, which serves about 50 multiply disabled children, can be used as a research and practicum site for students in teacher education programs. There are nine international practice teaching sites in American schools abroad. The Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching Exceptional Children, the Journal for Educational Change, and the Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment are housed at the Lynch School. The Lynch School, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, is working with a $5-million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its “Teachers for New Era” initiative. The Center for International Higher Education serves as a center of dialogue and communication among academic institutions in the industrialized nations and in the developing countries of the Third World and is home to the journals Journal of Higher Education in Africa, Educational Policy, and International Higher Education. The Center for Child, Family, and Community Partnerships engages in outreach scholarship in areas affecting the life chances of youth and their families. The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture works to promote understanding of race and culture through psychological study and related psychoeducational interventions. The Center for Human Rights and International Justice offers a certificate in human rights/justice.
- Andy Hargreaves, is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education. The mission of the Chair is to promote social justice and connect theory and practice in education. Hargreaves's teaching and research at Boston College concentrates on sustainable leadership, professional learning communities, educational change and the emotions of teaching.