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:
- Michaela Colombo, Ed.D. has funding from the U.S. Department of Education to work with teachers and paraprofessionals in Lawrence assisting them in effectively instructing English language learners.
- 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.
- Anita Greenwood, Ed.D. as PI with David Kazmer, Ph.D. (Engineering) and Ken Levasseur, Ph.D. (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, Dracut, Chelmsford, Greater Lowell Regional Technical High School, and Billerica.
- Stacy Szczesiul, Ed.D. (PI) and Phitsamay Uy, Ed.D. (Co-PI) have funding through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to train administrative leaders. Their project partners with Lowell, Billerica and Methuen.