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Boston College Lynch School of Education Launches Two Online Graduate Programs

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Boston College Lynch School of Education Launches Two Online Graduate Programs

Enrollment Open for Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy and Master of Education in Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Boston College's Lynch School of Education (LSOE) announced the launch of two, socially focused online graduate programs: the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP), and the Master of Education in Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments (GP:TCLE), taught by leading national and international scholars and delivered through an accessible online platform.

Online students will graduate with relevant lessons that allow them to develop reflective methods that integrate theory with practice to effect educational change. "LSOE's programs develop practitioners who approach learners from a holistic perspective," said Stanton E.F. Wortham, Dean of the Lynch School of Education. "Our students believe in the education of whole human beings and the potential of education to transform individuals and society. Both online programs have been developed with the same level of care that characterize all our efforts."

The online ELP program prepares leaders to effect positive change by shaping the learning culture and organizational structure and policy development of their schools, districts, educational networks, or nonprofit organizations.

"We designed this program to develop reflective professionals who engage in inquiry and data-informed decision making that focuses on eliminating educational inequities," said LSOE Associate Professor and ELP Program Director Martin Scanlan.

Through discernment and critical reflection, graduates of this program will equip themselves with the skills to improve their own capabilities and to expand the capacities of their organizations. Additionally, this program offers two curated certificate options in Social Justice Leadership, and Educational Policy Development.

LSOE Professor Susan Bruce, GP:TCLE Program Director, and Chair of Teacher Education, Special Education and Curriculum said, "Our mission with this unique program is to support teachers and other educators to grow in appreciation of the interconnectedness of nations and peoples while learning together how to apply a global perspective to problems of educational practice that may be local, national, or international."

The curriculum is designed for individuals or teams of educators at any stage of their careers from anywhere in the world. Students will work throughout the program to address real-world teaching and learning challenges. By applying a global perspective, students will re-conceptualize what they teach, how they teach, and how teaching and learning can occur. Through this innovative program, graduates will also develop self-knowledge, meaning, and a sense of purpose as educators concerned about the wellbeing of the whole person.

These online programs are grounded in Boston College's commitment to deliver high quality academic excellence that feature:

  • Accessible online courses that use both synchronous lessons and asynchronous learning to allow students to balance their work, life and education
  • Live classes conducted via webcam that leverage virtual breakout rooms for one-on-one discussions and group projects
  • Dedicated faculty who serve as passionate mentors, whose expansive initiatives improve communities and influence local, national and international education and policy
  • Practical, research-based curriculum that's applicable in the classroom
  • Collaborative networking opportunities with professors and peers that advance students' knowledge, networks, and careers

The programs are supported by Noodle Partners, the nation's fastest growing online higher education provider. "Graduates from Boston College's Lynch School of Education have a direct impact in furthering education" said John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners. "We're proud to partner with Boston College and LSOE to help them prepare the next generation of impactful leaders in education."

Enrollment is currently open for the January 2019 semester. For more information on the programs and admission process, please visit: bc.edu/lynchonline

About the Lynch School of Education
Boston College's first coeducational school on the Chestnut Hill campus, the School of Education opened in 1952 to 176 freshmen. Today, more that 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students attend LSOE, ranked 21st among graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report, and the first among U.S. Catholic schools of education. In 1999, Boston-area philanthropists Carolyn and Peter Lynch contributed more than $10 million to the University; in recognition of that gift, the school was formally named in their honor in November 2000. For more information please visit http://www.bc.edu/lsoe or follow LSOE on social media @bclsoe.

About Noodle Partners
Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners supports innovative online and hybrid programs. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose — marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement — and provides an exceptionally high level of fit and finish. For more information, please visit: http://www.noodle-partners.com or follow @Noodle_Partners on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts
Boston College Lynch School of Education:
Samuel Raymond
samuel.raymond(at)bc.edu

Noodle Partners
Alyssa Miller
alyssa(at)ammediaworks.com

 

SOURCE Lynch School of Education

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