To enhance the human condition, expand the human imagination, and make the world more just—that’s the mission driving the work of our faculty and students. We put our mission into action through teaching, research, and service—informing policy, improving practice, and preparing students to serve diverse populations in a variety of roles.

Our Mission

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Formative Education

We define education expansively—as an opportunity to shape the future of humanity and our society. Toward that end, the Lynch School employs the Jesuit, Catholic holistic approach to student formation: educating our students as whole people so they, in turn, can empower others to prosper and lead full lives.

At a glance


Among graduate schools of education nationwide

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Full-time faculty


Student Counseling, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education programs in New England

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As teachers, scholars, practitioners, and learners, Lynch School faculty and students apply their research in local, national, and international school and community improvement efforts.

Our Community

Tight-knit, welcoming, and supportive, our community encourages students to make an enduring difference in the world.


Our curriculum combines practical experiences with rigorous classroom inquiry, priming students to thrive as transformative educators and professionals.

Education understood broadly, not narrowly just as schooling, is perhaps the most important thing that society does. And it means more than just passing on knowledge or skills—we are also forming students as human beings and preparing young people to carry on our most cherished values and practices after we are gone.
Stanton E. F. Wortham, Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean, Lynch School of Education and Human Development

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