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The Lynch School has earned an outstanding reputation through the work of students and faculty who, individually and collectively, ask, “How can scholarship and knowledge be applied to problems of consequence?”
The School is a community of scholars committed to a model of education that serves the goals of social justice. The nearly 20,000 graduates of the Lynch School carry this commitment into their professional lives—as teachers, principals, superintendents, counselors, psychologists, curriculum specialists, university faculty members and administrators, researchers, testing and assessment experts, and program/policy evaluators. They work in such settings as schools, universities, research institutes, hospitals, social service agencies, private industry, clinical settings, foundations, and government agencies.
The Lynch School's commitment is informed by a sense of the practical and the possible. Its understanding of social problems such as discrimination, poverty, violence, ignorance and social inequity, and their impact in our communities, is based on experience working in and with the community.
This work is done in a dynamic environment of collaboration—faculty and graduate students collaborate with teachers, undergraduate students, counselors, parents and administrators; with schools and human service providers; and with professionals in various fields. The collaboration changes practice, leads to new learning in the Lynch School's various specialties within education and psychology, and informs state and national policy.
As a research institution at the graduate level, the Lynch School is ranked 19th among schools of education in the country, second in New England and the only school at a Catholic university to be ranked in the top 50 (U.S. News 2009).
The Lynch School of Education has experienced more than 50 years of sustained growth in stature and impact on education and educational policy. It looks forward to continuing to fulfill its mission to enhance the human condition, expand the human imagination, and make the world more just.