The Lynch School of Education at Boston College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, endeavors to improve the human condition through education.
We pursue this goal through excellence and ethics in teaching, research, and service.
We prepare undergraduate and graduate students to serve diverse populations in a variety of professional roles - as teachers, administrators, human service providers, psychologists, and researchers.
Through research, we seek to advance knowledge in our respective fields to inform policy and improve practice. As teachers, scholars, and learners, we engage in collaborative school and community improvement efforts locally, nationally, and internationally.
What unites our diverse work is the underlying aspiration to enhance the human condition, to expand the human imagination, and to make the world more just.
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. Members of the Lynch School faculty, conducting research as individuals and as members of the several national and international research centers at the Lynch School, attract more than $12 million a year in sponsored research.
Major research centers at the Lynch School include
- Center for Catholic Education
- Center for Child, Family, and Community Partnerships
- Center for Human Rights and International Justice
- Center for International Higher Education
- Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy
- Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture
- TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center
The Lynch School is also a leader in innovative programs that enhance teaching and learning while removing the social, psychological, and health barriers to learning.