The Lynch School has a long history of collaborative partnerships with Boston, Newton, and Brookline Public Schools, as well as with Catholic, private and charter schools in the greater Boston area.
A degree in Secondary Education from Boston College is distinct. It combines innovative theoretical approaches with firsthand experience working with high school students.
Here you’ll learn how to think critically about education, how to teach various disciplines, and how to connect those disciplines to facilitate learning—all while applying your knowledge in local schools and enhancing your experience with elective courses.
You’ll round out your degree with a second major in English, history, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, earth/environmental science, Spanish, Latin, or French—preparing you to teach in these subject areas. To focus your degree further, you can add a concentration in Special Education.
When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to teach children in grades 8–12 in a variety of classrooms covering an array of subjects.
Our Secondary Education program features coursework that covers leading theories and strategies in child development, learning, and instruction.
In the classroom, you’ll focus on:
Outside of the classroom, you and your cohort will spend your first pre-practicum at a nearby Boston public high school, where you will:
The Lynch School has a long history of national accreditation, which includes NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council), and CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). Most recently, the Lynch School was granted full and complete accreditation through CAEP, valid from Fall 2018 through Spring 2024. Boston College is currently the only CAEP accredited education preparation organization in Massachusetts.
The Lynch School partners with a range of urban and suburban public, private, parochial, and charter schools in Greater Boston—empowering students to apply their skills in dynamic classroom settings. In the process, they gain teaching experience and learn how to thrive in an increasingly diverse education environment.
Student teaching opportunities include:
Boston College supports these partnerships through competitive national grants, including recent awards from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the National Science Foundation and through Title III funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
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Career paths chosen by previous graduates of the TCS Department.