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A Transformative Education

At the Lynch School, acclaimed scholar-practitioners use their experience improving communities to provide a world-class education that extends beyond the classroom. Practical experiences complement our highly ranked programs’ rigorous, relevant coursework—an approach that focuses on educating the whole person and developing reflective leaders who enhance the human condition. 

In the classroom and in the field, through internships, practicums, research opportunities, and innovative programs, Lynch School students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to transform lives and strengthen communities.

Educating the Whole Person

The Lynch School employs a holistic approach to student formation: We educate our students as whole people—as intellectual, emotional, moral, social, and spiritual individuals—so they can help others flourish and lead lives of purpose.

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Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology, Ph.D.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Through seminars, students build scholarly expertise in contemporary and classic psychology theory and evidence, with cutting-edge training in diverse research methodologies.</li> <li>Through close faculty mentorship, students conduct research that contributes to our cumulative scientific knowledge, and helps shape national and international practice and policy. &nbsp;</li> <li>Students develop pedagogical skills and teaching experience as teaching assistants to faculty and by teaching their own undergraduate courses.&nbsp;</li> <li>Graduates are prepared to lead the field at top colleges and universities, policy centers, government agencies, and non-government organizations around the world.</li> </ul>
<p>Building the next generation of intellectual leaders in developmental and educational psychology who are pursuing research, teaching, and organizational leadership to improve the lives of children, families, and communities.</p>
Professors Researchers Policy advisors Government agency experts and leaders Non-government organization experts and leaders University administrators
Applied Psychology & Human Development, B.A.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</b></h3> <ul> <li>Integrated field placement that helps students identify their purpose, including future career and life aspirations.</li> <li>Four focus areas: Human Services and Health Sciences; Organizational Studies and Human Capital; Policy, Advocacy and Community Change; Science of Learning.</li> </ul>
<p>Learn how&nbsp;human development and psychology connect with health and the workplace to improve communities, schools, and families.</p>
Research Assistant International Coordinator Business Associate Human Resources Coordinator Educator
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Applied Statistics & Psychometrics, M.S.
<h3>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</h3> <ul> <li>Exposure to the latest trends in psychometric theory and research.</li> <li>Internships with national organizations such as ACT, ETS, and Cognia.</li> <li>Coursework forcuses on organizational, educational, and behavioral improvement and equity through evidence-based research.</li> </ul>
<p>Use advance data analysis and statistical expertise to improve evidence-based organizational decision-making and practices.&nbsp;</p>
Educational Researcher Educational Consultant Principal Psychometrician Project Analyst Educator Institutional Researcher
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Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>All students complete a field experience as part of the certificate.</li> <li>Develop expertise in a range of evidence-based strategies for educating students with ASD.</li> <li>Engage with critiques of ASD research and service provision levied by members of the autism community.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Learn how to better serve students with ASD by understanding the nature of autism and the educational techniques that best meet these students’ unique needs.</p>
Bilingual Education Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Courses advance a view of equity and justice that recognizes intersections between race and language.&nbsp;</li> <li>Earn an endorsement for bilingual education from Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>This certificate is designed for teachers who want to enhance their instruction and serve billingual students.&nbsp;</p>
Child and Family Health Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Flexible requirements so that students can customize their certificate.</li> <li>Proximity to mental health agencies and other academic institutions in Boston offers significant opportunities to enhance your career.</li> </ul>
<p>Increase your capacity to support the mental health of children and families as a counselor or educator.&nbsp;</p>
Counseling Psychology, M.A. & Theology & Ministry, M.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Choose between a Master's in Mental Health or School Counseling as part of this program.</li> <li>Graduates are eligibile for Mental Health Counselor or School Counselor licensure in Massachusetts.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Combine strong counseling skills and exposure to spiritual direction in this dual degree that explores the pastoral dimensions of caregiving.</p>
Pastor Head of Campus Ministry School Counselor Mental Health Counselor
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Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Access to a breadth of top-notch practice opportunities in diverse mental health settings, including universities, schools, hospitals, and outpatient community mental health facilities.</li> <li>All students have opportunities to advocate for social justice through their research, clinical work, teaching, and outreach.</li> <li>Training begins right away with the unique First Year Experience program and continues through the Advanced Practicum.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Become part of the next generation of counseling psychologists who are poised to make critical advances that expand beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and clinical settings.</p>
Psychologist Professor Researcher
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Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Students develop a personalized program of study with their advisor to fit their professional goals.&nbsp;</li> <li>Examine approaches to multicultural education, anti-racist education, and inclusion that aim to transform the curriculum.</li> </ul>
<p>Enhance your knowledge of curriculum, policy, and pedagogy thorough an exploration of educational philosophy and political, social, and philosophical underpinnings of teaching and learning.</p>
School Leaders (ie. Principal, Assistant Principal etc.) Teacher Leaders (ie. Dean of Faculty, Academic Coordinator etc.) ELL Coordinator Teachers Program Coordinator
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Curriculum & Instruction, Ph.D.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Actively addresses social inequities and contributes to creating a more just society.</li> <li>Multiple opportunities to engage in hands-on curriculum and praxis-focused research.</li> <li>Choice of specialization: Language, Literacy &amp; Culture; Critical Perspectives on Schooling: Race, Class, Gender, Disabilities; Leadership, Policy, &amp; Educational Change; or Math, Science &amp; Technology.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Designed to develop professionals who have the knowledge, intellectual disposition, professional skills, ethical sensibilities, and leadership potential to make a difference in the lives of all schoolchildren.</p>
Researcher School Principal Teacher Leadership Professor Director of Curriculum Superintendent
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Deafblindness Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Boston College is the oldest and most established teacher preparation program in deafblindness in the United States.</li> <li>Learn to develop and implement unique literacy lessons with evidence-based practices for learners who are deafblind.</li> </ul>
<p>Learn how to support communication development and engagement of learners who are deafblind.</p>
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Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</b></h3> <ul> <li>Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars provides interactive urban education seminars, critical inquiry research, social justice education, and community building that is responsive to the academic and socio-cultural needs of urban youth and their families.&nbsp;</li> <li>Donovan Scholars participate in cohort centered courses and professional development courses.&nbsp;</li> <li>Driven by the philosophy that educator diversity within urban schools should reflect the diverse population of students they serve, the program commits to recruiting aspiring educators of color.</li> </ul>
<p>The Charles F. Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars program is an intensive one-year Masters in Education, M.Ed., program leading to teacher licensure, that seeks to prepare K-12 teachers to work effectively with students and families in urban schools throughout the country.</p>
Cohort-based Substantial Financial Aid Tailored Seminars and Experiential Learning Strong Alumni Mentoring
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Dual Degrees
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Degree are offered in tandem to allow an accelerated timeline.&nbsp;</li> <li>Student must be accepted to each degree individually.</li> </ul>
<p>Take advantage of strengths across Boston College with these programs that offer a Lynch School degree and a degree from another Boston College school.&nbsp;</p>
Higher Education, M.A. & Business, M.B.A. Counseling, M.A. & Theology & Ministry, M.A. Education, M.A. or M.Ed. & Law, J.D.
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Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Curriculum includes courses such as Science Play and Learning, and Arts and Music.</li> <li>Benefit from the close relationship with Boston College Children's Center and Saint Columbkille Partnership School.</li> <li>Graduates become eligible for initial licensure in Massachusetts.</li> </ul>
<p>Nurture a diverse range of pre-K–2 students with authentic and meaningful teaching in this licensure program.&nbsp;</p>
Pre-K Teacher Kindergarten Teacher First Grade Teacher Second Grade Teacher Assistant Principal of Academics
Educational Leadership & Policy, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Draw on social-justice values and leadership strategies to boldly improve equitable opportunities for traditionally marginalized students.</li> <li>Non-Licensure tracks in Educational Policy Development and Social Justice Leadership.</li> <li>Licensure track leading to school principal licensure.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Assume a leadership role in educational systems serving students, families, and communities.</p>
School Principal Researcher Dean of Students Superintendent School Vice Principal
Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Cohort model centered on collaborative learning, support, and creating a network of district-level leaders throughout Massachusetts.</li> <li>Member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.</li> <li>Prepares future school leaders for public, Catholic, charter, and independent schools.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Designed for superintendents, this program is anchored in values of social justice, community, and school reform and results in superintendent licensure.</p>
Superintendent School Leader School Administrator Vice Superintendent Deputy Superintendent
Educational Policy Development Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Learn how policies shape the cultural norms and day-to-day practices at both a micro level and a macro level.&nbsp;</li> <li>Program utilizes a lens of social justice and equity as a basis throughout the curriculum.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Develop the skills to use policy creatively and effectively to advance organizational goals and educational change.&nbsp;</p>
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Elementary Education & Moderate Special Needs, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Learn how to plan an individually-appropriate curriculum through the IEP as well as in inclusive classroom settings.</li> <li>Practicum experience in both general elementary and special needs settings.</li> <li>Graduates are eligible for Massachusetts initial teaching licenses in elementary education and in mild/moderate disabilities.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Promote student development, teach for social justice, and reflect on practice to improve instruction for students with mild/moderate disabilities in this dual licensure program.</p>
Classroom Teacher (Grades 1-6) Special Education Teacher (preK-8) Assistant Principal Inclusion Facilitator Special Education Coordinator
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Elementary Education & Severe Special Needs, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Practicum in general elementary and special needs settings.</li> <li>Graduates are eligible for Massachusetts initial teaching licenses in elementary education and in severe disabilities.</li> </ul>
<p>Develop lessons that are&nbsp;developmentally appropriate and intellectually challenging for students in the elementary grades and who have severe and multiple disabilities in this dual licensure program.<br> </p>
Classroom Teacher (Grades 1-6) Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal Inclusion Facilitator Educational Advocate Resource Specialist
Elementary Education, B.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Features coursework in child development, learning theories, instructional strategies and models, curriculum and school organizational practices, educational technology, and assessment procedures and instruments.</li> <li>Graduates become eligible for initial licensure in Massachusetts.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Prepare to teach diverse learners in grades 1-6 (with and without mild disabilities) in a variety of school settings including public, private, parochial, and independent.</p>
Classroom Teacher (Grades 1-6) Integrated Pre-School Teacher Kindergarten Intern Teachers in Informal Educational Environments Teacher Assistants
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Elementary Education, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Students develop skills to work with diverse range of children, while utilizing knowledge of instructional practices and perspectives on children, schools, and society.</li> <li>Graduates are eligible for initial licensure in Massachusetts.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Prepare to teach the elementary grades in an ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative way.</p>
Classroom Teacher (Grades 1-6) Assistant Principal Research Assistant Educational Advocate Educator at Non-Profit Organizations
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Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments M.Ed.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Students explore educational viewpoints across a wide range of cultures and countries.</li> <li>Conduct action research to address problems encountered in your educational setting.</li> <li>Opportunities to hear worldwide guest speakers provide insights on global education trends.</li> </ul>
<p>Learn to apply global perspectives to benefit students in a variety of educational settings, including international schools.</p>
Teachers Principals Program Directors Action Researchers School Administrators
Higher Education, Executive Ed.D.
<p><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Online program with yearly week-long summer residencies, allowing candidates to maintain their career while working towards a doctorate.</li> <li>Catholic Higher Education concentration available.&nbsp;</li> <li>Program culminates in a practice-based capstone project.</li> </ul>
<p>Develop the skills, mindsets, and technical knowledge to match the changing pace of higher education in this program designed for experienced professionals.&nbsp;</p>
Dean of Students Vice President for Enrollment Chief Diversity Officer Director of Global Initiatives Vice President of Advancement
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Higher Education, M.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Choose one of three concentrations: Administration; Student Affairs; and Spirituality, Faith, and Formation.</li> <li>Develop expertise in critical issues facing higher education.</li> <li>Graduate assistantships are integral to the program as they provide valuable professional experience while reducing the financial burden on students.</li> </ul>
<p>Develop expertise in student affairs, administration, or Catholic universities in one of the older higher education gradute programs in the country.&nbsp;</p>
College Student Affairs College Admissions Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Advancement Higher Education Leadership
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Higher Education, M.A. & Business Administration, M.B.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Field experiences allows students to apply their skills in educational management.&nbsp;</li> <li>Coursework happens concurrently so students can maximize the connection between the two programs.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
<p>Emerge from this dual degree program ready to share your skills with universities and policy-making organizations in&nbsp;financial management, resource planning, and technology management.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Director of Finance and Administration University Controller Vice Provost of Budget and Planning Dean of Administration and Resource Management Chief Information and Technology Officer
Higher Education, Ph.D.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Coursework engages with important issues facing higher education from a multi-disciplinary perspective (history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, economic and political science).</li> <li>Boston College's Center for International Higher Education provides a significant global focus to the Higher Education program.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
<p>Prepare for a career in teaching or research in the field of higher education with a focus on equity and social jusitce.</p>
College President Education Attorney Vice President of Enrollment Management Professor Dean of Colleges
Human Rights & International Justice Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Housed within the Center for Human Rights and International Justice.</li> <li>The Center’s Interdisciplinary Seminar in Human Rights and International Justice forms the foundation of the certificate program.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Learn to think critically within and across disciplines to better understand contemporary human rights challenges and offer thoughtful, effective responses.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Institutional Research Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Program combines foundational courses in higher educaiton administration with the MESA department's strength in data analysis, evaluation, and research design.&nbsp;</li> <li>Quantitative and qualitative research methods coursework are included.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Prepare for a career in higher education as an institutional research officer or analyst by helping schools address institution-related questions and problems.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
International Higher Education Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Offered through their renowned Center for International Higher Education.</li> <li>A field experience guarantees an individualized research experience for each student.</li> </ul>
<p>Deepen your understanding of global higher education models and critical issues impacting higher education around the world.</p>
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International Higher Education, M.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Choose from two tracks:&nbsp;<ul> <li>Scholar Practitioner Track: This track is for those seeking professional careers and includes a field experience placement.&nbsp;</li> <li>Research Intensive Track: This track is for those interested in research careers or doctoral study and includes a master's thesis.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> <li>Program is housed in BC's renowned Center for International Higher Education.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
<p>Explore comparative perspectives and use high quality research as a key tool to understand the major trends affecting the fast-growing field of global higher education.</p>
Study Abroad Advisor Director of University Partnerships International Student Advisor Research Assistant Adjunct Faculty
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Jesuit Education in a Global World, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Apply Jesuit teaching and curricular practices that improve life opportunities for students in diverse global contexts. &nbsp;</li> <li>Engage in action research to solve a problem of practice.&nbsp;</li> <li>This program is affiliated with Boston College's Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Utilize an Ignatian and international lens to best meet the needs of global and diverse students.</p>
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Law, J.D. & Education, M.A. or M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><ul> <li>Access to field experiences that incorporates educational advocacy.</li> <li>Option to pursue one of three education master's programs: Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction.</li> </ul> </p>
<p>Use legal and educational expertise to become an advocate for social justice and promote quality education for all.</p>
Education Law and Civil Litigation State and Federal Court Clerks Researchers Policy Analyst Board of Directors (ie. local school districts, community colleges etc.)
Learning Engineering, M.A.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Students complete design challenges, shadow working professionals, explore technology incubators, and intern with local organizations.</li> <li>Graduates leave the program with a dynamic portfolio that showcases the depth and breadth of their design work.</li> </ul>
<p>Prepares to design engaging and effective learning experiences that are informed by the learning sciences and incorporate cutting-edge technologies.</p>
Learning Engineers Learning Experience and User Experience Designers Instructional Designers and Evaluators Curriculum Developers Educational Technology Consultant
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Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, & Assessment, Ph.D.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Examine institutional programs, design quantitative research studies, develop assessment instruments, and analyze organizational data to help inform policy-making.</li> <li>Research Assistantships drive students to produce conference presentations, publications, and consulting opportunities.</li> <li>Opportunities to collaborate on research with faculty to better integrate theory and practice.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Hone research methodology and data analysis skills to inform policy-making in education and other critical areas.</p>
Professor Researcher Director of Efficacy Analytics and Studies Senior Vice President of Research Director of Innovations Lab
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Mental Health Counseling, M.A.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Students develop strong counseling skills, engage in reflective scholarship, and master scientifically informed best practices.</li> <li>Year-long practicum in community health centers, schools, hospitals, or treatment programs.</li> <li>Options for Massachusetts Licensure (60 credits) or Non-Licensure (48 credits) program track.</li> </ul>
<p>Prepared to serve the mental health needs of individuals, groups, communities, and systems across contexts and cultures, and to promote and advocate for social change.</p>
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Research Health Science Specialist In-home Family Therapist Substance Abuse Clinician Psychologists
Moderate & Severe Special Needs, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Assessment and instructional practices are taught at either elementary or secondary schooling level.</li> <li>Graduates are eligible for Massachusetts initial teaching licenses in mild/moderate disabilities and in severe disabilities.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Serve children with disabilities in a variety of settings including fully inclusive classrooms in this dual licensure program.</p>
Special Education Teacher Lead Teacher Learning Specialist Resource Specialist Inclusion Facilitator
Moderate Special Needs, M.Ed.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Program options are available for both students who do and do not have a general teaching licensure.</li> <li>Additional specializations in deaf-blindness or autism are available.</li> <li>Graduates are eligible for the Massachusetts teaching license in Moderate Disabilities.</li> </ul>
<p>Develop learning goals and experiences responsive to the developmental and learning needs of students with special needs; including in ways that are responsive to language, cultural, and family backgrounds.</p>
Special Education Teacher Learning Specialist Reading Specialist
Positive Youth Development Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Designed to benefit early- and mid- career youth development leaders.&nbsp;</li> <li>Students can take advantage of a practicum course to gain hands on experience.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;Learn about and utilize the Positive Youth Development model to support youth in diverse communities.</p>
Professional & Continuing Education
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Grounded in research, course offerings are designed to enhance critical competencies for professionals and practitioners.&nbsp;</li> <li>Our team customizes professional development experiences for schools and organizations to match their needs.</li> </ul>
<p>Advance your career and develop new skills alongside dynamic faculty and a diverse, vibrant community of students.</p>
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Research and Evaluation Methods, M.A.
<h3>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</h3> <ul> <li>Students have hands-on opportunities to work on applied research and evaluation projects in a variety of settings including K-12 and higher education, social services, and public health. </li> <li>Learn ways to develop and conduct studies that honor the perspectives and experiences of marginalized populations. </li> <li>Wide selection of electives make the program customizable for each student. </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Develop data-driven skills to improve organizational decision-making and conduct vital evaluations to examine the processes and outcomes of their work.</p>
Educational Researcher Educator Data Analyst Evaluation Specialist Consultant Institutional Researcher
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School Counseling, M.A.
<h3>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</h3> <ul> <li>Program promotes a “whole child” approach to counseling where graduates consider both the in-school and out-of-school factors that impact students.</li> <li>Our 48-credit track meets current Massachusetts requirements for initial licensure.</li> </ul>
<p>Become an advocate who utilizes evidence-based practices to promote positive development for all children and adolescents.</p>
Elementary School Guidance Counselor Middle School Guidance Counselor High School Guidance Counselor College Admissions College Counseling
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Secondary Education & Moderate Special Needs, M.Ed.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Students work closely with faculty advisors to create an individualized course of study.</li> <li>Graduates are eligible for Massachusetts initial teaching licenses in secondary education and in mild/moderate disabilities.</li> </ul>
<p>Promote the growth of all students as your prepare to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities as well as general secondary education students in this dual licensure program.&nbsp;</p>
High School Teacher Middle School Teacher Special Education Teacher Assistant Principal Inclusion Facilitator
Secondary Education, B.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Students acquire a second major, preparing them to teach in that subject area.</li> <li>Students learn to think critically about education as a result of the Lynch School's innovative theoretical approaches to teaching and firsthand experience working with high school students.</li> <li>Graduates become eligible for initial licensure in Massachusetts.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Prepare to teach grades 8-12 (with and without mild disabilities) in a variety of school settings.</p>
Humanities and Social Science Teacher (English & History) ELA Teacher Science Teacher (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or Earth/Environmental Science) Language Teacher (Spanish, Latin, or French)
Secondary Education, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Content area electives allow students to create a personalized program in their content area.</li> <li>Students learn how to teach for social justice and reflect on their practice as a means to enrich their teaching and lesson planning skills.</li> <li>Graduates are eligible for initial licensure in Massachusetts.</li> </ul>
<p>Prepare to teach grades 8-12 in one of the following disciplines: English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, Spanish, French and Mathematics.</p>
High School Teacher Middle School Teacher Lead Teacher Assistant Principal
Serving Exceptional Learners Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Acquire practical strategies for managing classrooms with students with special needs.</li> <li>A unique focus on Catholic formation for teachers and students.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Sharpen your teaching skills to serve students with diverse learning needs in Catholic Schools.</p>
Severe Special Needs, M.Ed.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Program of study includes two routes, one for those who already have a teaching license (in any area) and one for those who do not.</li> <li>Additional specializations in deaf-blindness or autism are available.</li> <li>Graduates are eligible for the Massachusetts teaching license in Severe Disabilities.</li> </ul>
<p>Learn how to teach to the strengths and needs of students with severe disabilities, including those with additional sensory disabilities.</p>
Special Education Teacher Resource Specialist Inclusion Facilitator IEP Coordinator Assistant Special Education Teacher
Social Justice Leadership Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Students develop and enact their own theory of change to apply in practice.</li> <li>Our <em>Reflection on Leadership</em> course prepares students for values based school leadership where a respect for diversity is cultivated throughout their organization.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Boldly advance equity in schools and enact a systemic response to confront the barriers students face.&nbsp;</p>
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Special Education Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Designed for practicing educators who teach in a range of inclusive schooling contexts, but who feel underprepared to meet their students’ needs.&nbsp;</li> <li>Flexible curriculum allows students to customize their certificate.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Enhance your skills for teaching students with disabilities and learn to better meet their needs in this program designed for general education professionals.</p>
Special Education Licensure Programs
<h3>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</h3> <ul> <li>Students are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including a fully inclusive classroom.</li> <li>Benefits of the dual licensure programs: practicum experience meeting both licensure requirements, accelerated program of study.</li> </ul> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>As schools become more inclusive, the Lynch School offers a variety of single and dual licensure master's programs in&nbsp;mild/moderate disabilities and in severe and multiple disabilities.</p>
Moderate Special Needs Severe Special Needs Moderate and Severe Special Needs Elementary Education and Moderate Special Needs Elementary Education and Severe Special Needs Secondary Education and Moderate Special Needs
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Teaching ELL Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Opportunities to participate in field experience in a classroom that includes bilingual learners.</li> <li>Certificate program exceeds current state licensure requirements in Massachusetts reflecting the social justice mission of the Lynch School.</li> </ul>
<p>Prepares mainstream teachers and international educators to work with bilingual learners/English Language Learners in their mainstream classroom settings.</p>
Transformative Educational Studies, B.A.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</b></h3> <ul> <li>Coursework covers leading theories and strategies in curriculum; diversity, equity, inclusion; and formative education.</li> <li>Students are pushed to consider what it means to be an educator and how education should respond to contemporary social, environmental, and health crises.</li> <li>Program prepares students for 5th year master's programs at the Lynch School.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Study fundamental educational questions arising during this moment of social and educational transformation.</p>
English Teacher Science Teacher History Teacher ELA Teacher Associate General Counsel
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Undergraduate Minors
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Dynamic programs leveraging the expertise of Lynch School faculty.</li> <li>Open to all university undergraduates.</li> </ul>
<p>Enrich your undergraduate experience with&nbsp;a variety of minors.</p>
Cybersecurity & Applied Psychology Design Thinking & Innovation Inclusive Education Korean Interdisciplinary Studies Restorative & Transformational Justice
Undergraduate Second Majors
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Dynamic interdisciplinary coursework that bridge multiple perspectives to enhance the teaching skillset of Lynch graduates.&nbsp;</li> <li>Second majors available to undergraduate students in the Lynch School pursuing majors in Elementary Education or Applied Psychology and Human Development.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Enrich your undergraduate experience with an interdisciplinary second major based in two or more Arts &amp; Sciences disciplines.&nbsp;</p>
American Heritages Mathematics and Computer Perspectives on Spanish America
Urban Catholic Teacher Corps
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</b></h3> <ul> <li>Actively engages in the ministry of teaching in the schools of the Archdiocese of Boston. </li> <li>UCTC offers participants the opportunity for weekly faith sharing, three retreats a year, spiritual direction, pilgrimages, and full engagement in community living.</li> </ul>
<p>Urban Catholic Teaching Corps (UCTC) trains students who want to intentionally and actively participate in formation as a Catholic school teacher in an urban setting while completing a master’s degree in Curriculum &amp; Instruction.&nbsp;</p>
Cohort-based Substantial Financial Aid Teacher Preparation
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