Experience the new 2017 SOE Impact Report – Elevating Education: Innovation and Impact in Communities


The Loyola Marymount University School of Education is proud to present its 2017 Impact Report – Elevating Education: Innovation and Impact in Communities. As the 2017-2018 academic year marks its 25th anniversary, the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University celebrates its rich history and legacy with a special edition of the 2017 Impact Report, which is now in an online dashboard format.

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The establishment of the LMU School of Education in 1992 signified its expansion as a professional learning community, although education courses were offered at Loyola University as early as the 1930s, and LMU’s first teacher education program was established in 1948. Through the merger of Loyola University and Marymount College in 1973, the LMU School of Education became the comprehensive school that it is today, which joined secondary and elementary education programs.

As a learning community that is grounded in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, the LMU School of Education is a different type of school of education – one that integrates theory and practice, is committed to social justice, engages the real world of schools in a tri-sector approach, and prepares the next generation of leaders for schools, communities and the common good of society.

“The 2017 Impact Report celebrates our achievements in the last year, but it also reflects our unwavering commitment to elevating education and meeting the needs of the communities we serve – a commitment that has been prevalent since the beginning,” says Shane P. Martin, SOE dean. “For the next 25 years and beyond, our outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners will continue to seek new ways to ensure that all children receive the quality educational experience they deserve.”

Highlights from our 2017 Impact Report include:

  • In U.S. News & World Report’s latest “Best Graduate Schools” listing, LMU ranked 62nd out of approximately 1,500 schools, colleges and departments of education nationwide, and among the top three Jesuit institutions nationally.
  • The SOE Center for Equity for English Learners, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Sobrato Family Foundation are working to improve outcomes for young English Learners through its 5-year partnership, funded by a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education – the largest grant in SOE history.
  • In addition, SOE’s Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation received a $250,000 grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to increase the pipeline of undergraduate students entering the profession – a strategy that addresses the state’s teacher shortage.
  • LMU’s Upward Bound Program has also received a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant to continue the program for the next five years.
  • Our faculty and students continue to be active globally in Summer 2017. Students in “Comparative Education: USA and Philippines,” a course in the Department of Specialized Programs in Urban Education taught by Edmundo Litton, spent two weeks in late June and early July studying in Manila, Philippines. In July, SOE professors Fernando Estrada and William Parham led 14 students in SOE’s Counseling Program on a summer study abroad program in Guanajuato, Mexico. The 10-day curriculum focused on multiculturalism in counseling and education.
  • The SOE and university’s education unit secured nearly $7.7 million in sponsored research and contracts – a 14.5% increase from last year.

View the 2017 Impact Report:

Digital version
Downloadable PDF