Our Programs, Students and Partners
The Graduate School of Education serves approximately 500 Graduate Students enrolled in graduate certificates, master's degrees (M.Ed.), education specialist degrees (Ed.S.) and doctoral degrees (Ed.D.). Additionally, we offer three education minors with more than 100 undergraduate students enrolled. We are extremely proud of the fact that the school has earned national recognition for its teacher preparation programs from the:
NSTA - National Science Teachers Association - for science teacher preparation
NCTM - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - for mathematics teacher preparation
NCSS - National Council for the Social Studies - for history teacher preparation
NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English - for English teacher preparation
ACEI - Association of Childhood Education International - for elementary teacher preparation
IRA - International Reading Association - for reading teacher preparation
ELCC - Educational Leadership Constituents Council - for principal preparation
Additionally, our advanced degrees, many of which are offered online, earned accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Board of Examiners stating "Special congratulations are in order because the Unit Accreditation Board has cited no areas for improvement relative to any of the standards."
Our programs are practiced based because learning to teach or to be a successful administrator requires many opportunities to apply new knowledge and practice skills. We are honored to partner with local school districts including Lowell, Chelmsford, Dracut, Billerica, Methuen, and Greater Lowell Regional Technical High School who regularly employ our graduates.
Some of Our Faculty
Thirteen tenure-track faculty and four clinical faculty teach and conduct research into teaching, learning and leadership. Additionally, we employ three master teachers to work in our UTeach program. Our faculty are well published and have developed or are developing national reputations in their respective fields.
James Nehring has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Ireland during the fall semester. Read more
Michaela Colombo received $1.6 million to work with the Lawrence Public Schools to prepare teachers to work effectively with English language learners. Read more
David Lustick and Jill Lohmeier have been funded by the NSF for $2.2 million to provide informal education on climate change to the general public. Their project, known as Science Express, is developed with many partners including the MBTA, UMass Boston and the Museum of Science. Read more
Dean Greenwood, together with Professor Levasseur (mathematics) and Professor Kazmer (engineering) are co-directors of UTeach UMass Lowell. Funded through a Race to the Top award for $1.6 million,we are one of 35 institutions across the country replicating the successful UTeach undergraduate STEM teacher preparation program. UTeach began at UTexas Austin and is supported by the National Mathematics and Science Initiative.
Engaging in an education program at UMass Lowell is truly a transformative experience because of the quality of instruction we offer and the commitment to meaningful partnerships and research which informs practice.