Online Programs

Flexible. Personal. Engaging. Our online programs allow us to expand access to select certificate and master’s degree programs, taught by our world-renowned faculty, in a setting that encourages reflection, dialogue, and relationship-building—from wherever you happen to be. 

Why LSEHD Online?

Specialized Programs

We prepare students to grow into reflective professionals and become leaders who empower the success of individuals and communities. Our online programs are designed to help educators address current and future challenges—both theoretical and experiential—at every stage of their careers. 

Collaborative Classes

Online learning at LSEHD is not only flexible but highly personal. Students build intimate relationships with instructors and classmates through small classes and hands-on instruction. Breakout rooms—impromptu virtual classrooms—foster open dialogue by allowing instructors to meet with individuals and groups of students. 

Close-knit Community

LSEHD is known for its collaborative community of students, faculty, and administrators and our online programs are no exception. You'll join a committed group of educators and mentors who will be there to support you now and after graduation. 

World-renowned Faculty

Our virtual programs are taught by our faculty of leading scholar-practitioners who are at the forefront of innovative research projects, contribute policy recommendations, and have experience serving diverse populations locally and globally. 


Online Program Webinars

Hearing the different perspectives of my classmates and learning what someone teaching in South Korea or in Kenya or Boston may have to say about a given issue was fascinating. That’s one thing that’s really cool about the Lynch School and your classmates there: you’re located all over the globe but you still have the ability to come together and communicate about a range of topics.
Ben Smith ’10, M.Ed. ’20

Expand your knowledge base

Learn new skills

Transition to a new role or leadership position

Broaden your worldview



Explore Online Programs

Program match your criteria

Educational Leadership & Policy, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Draw on social-justice values and leadership strategies to boldly improve equitable opportunities for traditionally marginalized students.</li><li>Tailor your education and concentrate in Educational Policy Development or Social Justice Leadership.</li><li>Licensure track leading to school principal licensure.<br /> </li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Assume a leadership role in educational systems serving students, families, and communities.<br /> </p>
School Principal Researcher Dean of Students Superintendent School Vice Principal
Educational Policy Development Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </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. </li><li>Program utilizes a lens of social justice and equity as a basis throughout the curriculum.</li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Develop the skills to use policy creatively and effectively to advance organizational goals and educational change. </p>
Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></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.<br /> </li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Learn to apply global perspectives to benefit students in a variety of educational settings, including international schools.<br /> </p>
Teachers Principals Program Directors Action Researchers School Administrators
Higher Education, Executive Ed.D.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <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. </li><li>Program culminates in a practice-based capstone project.<br /> </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. <br /> </p>
Dean of Students Vice President for Enrollment Chief Diversity Officer Director of Global Initiatives Vice President of Advancement
International Higher Education Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Offered through BC&#39;s renowned Center for International Higher Education.</li></ul>
<p>Deepen your understanding of global higher education models and critical issues impacting higher education around the world.</p>
Jesuit Education in a Global World, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Apply Jesuit teaching and curricular practices that improve life opportunities for students in diverse global contexts.  </li><li>Engage in action research to solve a problem of practice. </li><li>This program is affiliated with Boston College&#39;s Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies.</li></ul> <p> </p>
<p>Utilize an Ignatian and international lens to best meet the needs of global and diverse students.</p>
Social Justice Leadership Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS </b></h3> <ul><li>Students develop and enact their own theory of change to apply in practice.</li><li>A <i>Reflection on Leadership</i> course prepares students for values-based school leadership where a respect for diversity is cultivated throughout their organization.</li></ul> <p> </p> <p> </p>
<p>Boldly advance equity in schools and enact a systemic response to confront the barriers students face. </p>

Meet Our Community

Rebecca Lowenhaupt
Associate Professor

Rebecca Lowenhaupt has dedicated her career to educating underserved communities and inspiring future generations of educators, working alongside school leaders to serve the greater community. 

Meet Prof. Lowenhaupt

Joseph DeLeo
M.Ed. ’20

Joseph DeLeo, M.Ed. ’20, a dance and physical education teacher at Providence’s La Salle Academy, came to the Lynch School to become a more effective and impactful educational leader. 

Meet Joe DeLeo

Vincent Cho
Associate Professor

For the past two decades, Vincent Cho has dedicated his life and career to education. Today, much of his research focuses on how technology can either enhance or impede classroom learning. 

Meet Prof. Cho

Ben Smith ’10
M.Ed. ’20

Former Boston College hockey and NHL player Ben Smith returned to BC to get the tools and knowledge he needed. Smith praised the flexibility, sense of community, and the people as high points of the program.

Meet Ben Smith

Financial Aid

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.