It’s become a cliché to say that the world is increasingly interconnected—and yet in our cities, our schools, and the families we serve, we see the truth of that statement every day. Old boundaries are breaking, and people from a wide range of countries, cultures, and backgrounds are coming together to learn from and with one another. As educators and community leaders, it’s our responsibility to listen to what this global society needs from us—to think strategically about how we can expand our reach and develop programs that will serve those needs directly. At the Lynch School today, we’re doing exactly that.
Last holiday season brought especially good tidings for two doctoral students in the Lynch School’s Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. program. Shortly before Christmas break, first-year student Shanee Wangia and second-year student Juan Gabriel Sanchez were tapped for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Holmes Scholars program. The organization provides mentorship, peer support, and professional development opportunities to doctoral students pursuing careers in education whose backgrounds are traditionally underrepresented in the field. (Pictured: Cawthorne Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Juan Gabriel Sanchez, and Shanee Wangia)
Andy Hargreaves is on a hot streak. In 2014 and already in 2015, the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Teacher Education/Special Education, Curriculum, and Instruction Department has racked up a round of awards and accolades for his roles as a scholar, author, and widely recognized leader in international education reform.
The Lynch School’s Department of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (ERME) will expand its offerings this fall, introducing a new master of science (M.S.) degree in applied statistics and psychometrics and a course of study that leads to a certificate in institutional research (IR). (ERME currently offers master of education and Ph.D. programs.) The new curricula will train and prepare students for careers in the rapidly expanding worlds of data and research. (Pictured: ERME Department Chair Larry Ludlow [center] and doctoral students Caroline Vuilleumier and Wen-Chia Claire Chang)
Reflecting the strength of its faculty, students, and programs, the Lynch School was ranked 23rd out of 246 schools of education nationwide in the 2016 US News & World Report rankings. The Lynch School has been in the top 25 for 15 consecutive years and this year has the top-ranked programs in counseling, elementary education, and secondary education in Massachusetts.
Stay connected with the LSOE community for career opportunities and job-related questions at the Lynch School’s new LinkedIn page.
Lynch School reception at AERA conference in Chicago
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Third Level, Chancellor Room
200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago
Friday, October 23–Saturday, October 24, 2015
Now accepting proposal submissions. Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2015