The Graduate School of Education's outreach to PK-12 schools is extensive and diverse, both through the work of faculty and through the programs of the Tsongas Industrial History Center
. GSE faculty work with schools as program consultants and evaluators, intern and practicum supervisors, and policy advisors.
Among the projects in which GSE faculty are currently engaged are:
- Dr. Michaela Colombo as PI and Dr. Elizabeth Bifuh-Ambe as Co-PI have funding from the US Department of Education to work with teachers and paraprofessionals in Lawrence to work effectively with English language learners.
- Dr. Anita Greenwood as PI with Dr. David Kazmer (Engineering) and Dr. Ken Levasseur (Math) as Co-PI's have funding through Massachusetts' Race to the Top initiative to replicate the UTEACH program, training STEM undergraduates to become teachers, working closely with the districts of Lowell, Lawrence, Methuen and Dracut.
- Dr. Michelle Scribner-MacLean with Dr. Fred Martin of the Computer Science Department work with middle school students to engage them in science and engineering through the use of a variety of sensors with which they can gather and share information.
- Dr. MinJeong Kim is engaged in studying language and literacy learning in early-childhood classrooms at the Bartlett School in Lowell.
- Faculty in the elementary teacher preparation program teach their courses at partnership schools in Lowell - Lincoln, Murkland, Bartlett.
- Through the Jumpstart program, undergraduates work in day-care centers in Lowell developing early childhood literacy skills.
- Dr. Regina Panasuk works with elementary teachers in Methuen developing their mathematical skills while completing a Graduate Certificate in Elementary Mathematics Education.