Lydia R.L. Young, PhD

PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), Boston College
MEd (Curriculum and Instruction), Boston College

Lydia Young

Lydia R. L. Young is the director of the Master of Education program and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Graduate Programs in Education. She creates innovative programs and opportunities that support educator development; designs, revises, and oversees curriculum development for the master's programs in education; and develops resources for graduate students, teacher candidates, faculty members, and various stakeholders. In her pedagogical practice and curriculum development, Dr. Young explores critical literacy, fostering teacher candidates as change agents, and constructivism. She teaches Education as an Advanced Field of Study, Language, Culture, and Literacy in the Middle and High Schools, and Teaching in the Disciplines: English Methods, as well as several other courses. From 2008 to 2011, she served as the director of field placement for the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Dr. Young is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council of Teachers of English and has presented on ePortfolios in a Master of Education program, positionality theory, and using technology with teacher candidates. She was nominated for a Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.

Previously, Dr. Young worked with the Boston Public Schools Office of College and Career Connections, the College Bound Program at Boston College, and served as a literacy consultant to small and technical high schools. Prior to working in higher education, she taught secondary English.

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