Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Jesuit Education in a Global World


Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Jesuit Education in a Global World

Excel as an Ignatian Educator

Boston College’s new online master's program prepares students to be excellent teachers in the Ignatian tradition - reinforcing Jesuit values of social justice, formation, and reflection. Students emerge ready to thrive in traditional and non-traditional global education settings.

Jesuit Studies courses prompt students to learn about the Jesuit and Ignatian teaching traditions and inspirations, while Global Perspectives courses provide the international lens that will enable these educators to best meet the needs of their students. The breadth of content in the Global Perspectives courses also allows students to select courses based on their interests and needs. 

This degree program does not lead to licensure.



At a Glance

How many courses?

This program consists of 12 courses for a total of 30 credits.

How long will it take?

The program will take 1.5 - 2 years. 

When can I start?

Students can begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer semester.

What is the program format?

The program is fully online.

Students have the option to take two electives that include in-person experiences. 

Program Directors

Charles Cownie
Director, Urban Catholic Teacher Corps
Director, Catholic Teacher Formation

Cristiano Casalini
Associate Professor, Teaching, Curriculum, and Society
Endowed Chair, Jesuit Pedagogy and Educational History
Research Scholar, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

Program Faculty & Expertise

What will I study?


  • Courses: 12
  • Credits: 30

Financial Assistance

Education should level the playing field. We feel the same way about financial aid.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development provides more than $8.4 million in financial aid to students each year. As a result, the quality of BC’s instruction, the benefit of our alumni network, and the impact a BC degree will have on your employment options is both affordable and invaluable. 

Students enrolled in the Master's degree program in Jesuit Education in a Global World benefit from a discounted tuition rate of $1,196 per credit for courses taken toward the Master's degree. Financial support is also available for teachers and administrators from Ireland. Please contact with questions about Irish student funding.

Application Information



Regular Decision
Rolling Admission
Until 8/1
Intl. Applicants
Until 7/1
Regular Decision
Regular Decision

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required; however, this fee is waived for select applicants.


To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Letters of Recommendation

Identification of recommenders/instructions to recommenders are outlined in the online Application Form.

Two letters of recommendation are required with at least one required from an academic source. Applicants may submit one additional recommendation of their choice. 


Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in lieu of official transcripts for the application review process. In the event that one is admitted into a program and enrolls, our office will need official transcripts prior to course registration. To expedite application processing times, our office encourages you to send unofficial transcripts electronically to our email address at GSOE@BC.EDU. Please note that unofficial transcripts must include all of the following items:

  • Course titles and grades for each course
  • Year and entry term for each of the courses listed
  • Translated into English by certified translation agent (if not already in English)
    • Original and translated transcripts must be provided

If you are able to secure official transcripts, please note the following:

  • An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.
  • Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.
  • If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.

Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in to ensure it is received by our office. 

Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:

Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Standardized Tests

Submitting GRE test scores is optional and not required for 2022 entry term(s). If you wish to send GRE scores, the Lynch School GRE code is 3218.

Writing Sample

Not required.

International Students

International applicants are encouraged to apply to the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Learn about requirements for international students.

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