Teaching, Curriculum, and Society (TCS)

Teaching, Curriculum, and Society (TCS)

To improve the human condition, education must meet the needs of every learner—especially those who are underserved. Our Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction programs employ this equitable approach to prepare leaders who combat marginalization in a range of scholastic environments.

Lynch School faculty are active researchers, recognized for their influential work in urban education, special education, STEM, and dual language learning. Courses focus on evidence-based practices and issues increasingly relevant to today’s schools, including early childhood, educational reform, and emerging technologies.

Program Offerings


Undergraduate students develop their expertise with a double major from Morrissey College of Arts and Science and benefit from applied learning with K–12 students. Majors include:

In addition to their primary major, students can take advantage of additional Lynch School second majors and minors. 

Our doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction focuses on justice in education, developing academics and professionals with the knowledge, skills, and ethical sensibilities to improve lives. Faculty conduct prominent research that challenges oppressive forces.

Department Faculty & Expertise

Teaching, Curriculum, and Society News and Notes

Donovan Scholars

As part of the intensive one-year M.Ed. program, Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars learn to flourish as K–12 teachers in urban schools. The curriculum prioritizes critical inquiry, social justice education, and community building.

More on the Donovan Scholars