Connections: Linking Educators to Build a Brighter Future for Schools
2015 Annual Report
In the highly competitive 21st-century global society, equipping youth with the knowledge and skills required for success is essential to their future, and to ours as a nation. Everyone has a stake in the outcome of our system of PreK-20 education: teachers, principals and superintendents; public officials and policy makers; the business community and nonprofit organizations; and, of course, parents and their children. But too often, these groups fail to unite in their common purpose – to identify opportunities and discuss challenges, as well as to share ideas and work together to find solutions. At the LMU School of Education, we reach across the divides.
Unlike traditional university programs, we are grounded in the real world of schools and communities, with authentic partnerships in all sectors and a reputation for bringing together stakeholders to produce the types of changes our schools need and our children deserve. This collaborative, can-do approach has attracted national attention – in U.S. News & World Report's latest survey of graduate schools of education, our SOE ranked 59th out of 357 surveyed and among the more than 1,500 schools, colleges, and departments of education nationwide; we have now climbed 72 positions since 2011. We continue to build on this momentum, leveraging our reputation toward the types of connections that will lead to better schools and stronger communities while securing our nation's future.
- Leading by Convening
- Innovation and Change Through Technology
- Linked with Alumni Success
- Working Together: Centers & Partnerships
- Program & Faculty Highlights
- Development & Alumni Corner
Reshaping Schools & Society: Together in Partnership
2014 Annual Report
Everyone agrees on the importance of reshaping our educational system, but where to start? To successfully tackle the daunting challenges we face, those of us who are working to transform PreK-12 schools and communities must recognize that we are all in this together – and must join together in partnership.
Universities have long championed partnering with communities. But at the LMU School of Education, we practice a different type of partnership. Ours are about directly engaging with schools and communities where they are to learn about their needs firsthand. They're about bringing diverse stakeholders – teachers, administrators, parents, community leaders, philanthropists – to the table in an atmosphere where everyone has an important perspective to contribute, and everyone is heard. They're about embracing diversity, understanding context, and applying research and theory toward practical solutions.
Through these types of partnerships we are making a difference, and people are taking note. LMU continues to climb in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of "Best Graduate Schools" – up four more spots from last year, to No. 70 out of 356 graduate schools of education surveyed. Since 2011, we have climbed 61 positions. But this is far from a solo effort. It's only through authentic partnerships like the ones we have forged that real innovation occurs. Working together, we are triggering the kind of change critical for the future of our schools, and our society.
- Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice: 10 Years of Impact
- Rethinking Teacher Prep
- Los Angeles Catholic Schools: Creating Opportunity
- Partnering for Excellence in the Diocese of Orange
- Faculty: Leading the Way in Education
- Partnerships & Grants
- Alumni Change Agents
Trailblazers: Leading the Way in Education
2013 Annual Report
Finding the best paths to educational success requires new ways of thinking. It requires collaboration among all stakeholders and bold, visionary leadership that looks beyond the status quo to develop and implement effective courses of action. At the LMU School of Education, we continue to build a reputation for trailblazing efforts that are transforming classrooms, districts and communities. In the past three years we have jumped 57 places in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of "Best Graduate Schools" – this year moving up nine spots to No. 74 out of 278 graduate schools of education surveyed.
From our educator programs that blend theory with real-world practice in preparing the next generation of leaders, to innovative partnerships and research initiatives that are establishing new models for success in public, charter and Catholic education, our SOE is breaking new ground. We blaze new trails because the old ones won't suffice. And in doing so, we pave the way for the opportunities our children deserve, and our future demands.
- The Education Success Project: Sharing What Works
- TEDxLoyolaMarymountU: New Ways of Approaching Education
- Faculty: Leading Through Scholarship
- Center for Catholic Education: Paving the Way Toward Growth and Innovation
- Center for Math and Science Teaching: Redefining STEM Education
- Center for Equity for English Learners: A New Language for EL Education
- Taking An Uncommon Path: One Student's Journey
- Giving Back: The LMU Scholarship Initiative
Breakthrough: Moving Educators Forward
2012 Annual Report
For our PreK-12 educational system to flourish, business as usual must give way to breakthroughs. That's why the LMU School of Education continues to do things differently.
We continue our rise in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools of Education, vaulting an unprecedented 48 spots in the last two years. Support for the SOE's mission is also reflected in a just-concluded capital campaign that raised $20.4 million – more than double the original campaign goal – to enhance our ability to make an impact in improving educational opportunity and equity for all students.
The challenges are steep but the stakes are too high and the urgency too great to stand by and let others lead. Buoyed by the unprecedented support of our peers, benefactors and partners, the LMU School of Education is better positioned than ever to help generate the breakthroughs that move education forward.
- LMU Family of Schools: A New Kind of Partnership Drives Change
- Center for Equity for English Learners: Placing English Learners on the Road to Success
- LMU/Teach For America Partnership: Building Momentum for Better Urban Schools
- Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice: Opening Doors in Education
- Center for Catholic Education: Documenting the Impact of a 200-Day School Calendar
- Capital Campaign Enhances Impact
- Faculty Accomplishments: Paving the Road to Progress
Up: Taking Education to a Higher Level
2011 Annual Report
In Southern California and beyond, the LMU School of Education is taking Pre-K-12 public, charter and Catholic education to a higher level. And as our efforts continue to gather momentum, our reputation is soaring.
This year's U.S. News & World Report listing of the top graduate schools of education provides evidence of our success. The LMU School of Education vaulted an unprecedented 45 positions from the previous year, climbing to 86th nationally.
Our SOE is creating a new generation of leaders who are challenging the status quo in our schools and making a dramatic impact in the lives of youth.
- LMU Family of Schools: A Growing University-Community Collaboration
- Center for Math and Science Teaching: Transforming STEM Education Through Teacher Leaders
- Center for Catholic Education: In Support of a Vital Opportunity for Urban Families
- Center for Equity for English Learners: Chinese Bilingual Teacher Education
- New Faculty: Renowned Scholars Drawn to LMU
- Alumni: Raising Up the Bar
- Development: Recent Major Gift Highlights
Creating. Growing. Transforming.
2010 Annual Report
With our educational systems – public, charter, Catholic – facing enormous challenges, everyone is looking for leadership. At LMU, we don't look — we lead: through innovative new initiatives that address the needs of teachers, schools and districts; by taking successful programs into new areas to expand our reach; and with bold measures driven by our refusal to accept the way things are.
- Center for Catholic Education: Strengthening a Partnership, Securing a Tradition
- LMU/Teach For America Partnership: Going Statewide
- Center for Math and Science Teaching: A Residency for Transformational Leaders
Imagination. Innovation. Impact.
2009 Annual Report
Today in our country, thousands of classroom teachers stand before their students ill-equipped and unprepared to be successful educators. They enter the profession brimming with optimism only to leave a few years later, defeated because they don't have the skills to manage their classrooms or create exciting learning environments. The Loyola Marymount University School of Education is reversing that trend and bringing positive change to public, charter and Catholic schools in California and around the nation.
- LMU Family of Schools: Charting the Next Course for Reform
- Center for Math and Science Teaching: Changing the Equation
- LMU/Teach For America Partnership: Next-Generation Leaders
- Catholic School Programs: Raising the Bar the LMU Way
- Center for Equity for English Learners: Transcending Language, Transforming Schools