Academic and Student Resources

The School of Education’s numerous academic resources enrich intellectual inquiry and provoke philosophical debate. There is a strong tradition of faculty carrying theory into community action through the creation of programs and centers that not only advance research and academic dialogue, but also provide models for change and innovation.

Academic Resources

Academic Advising

Students are responsible for consulting with their academic advisors for the purpose of course selection.

Advisors have an Advising Authorization Code (AAC) for undergraduate advisees.

Student Services Office

The Student Services Office seeks to empower students’ success, by providing them with the resources to navigate effectively and thrive in their academic pursuits. In doing so, the Student Services Office acts as a liaison between faculty, staff, and students, and resources across campus.
Director of Student Services: Jacqueline Boyle, 3-3177, Room 243
Coordinator: Lauren Kudisch, 3-3177, Room 243
General: sedstdt@bu.edu, 3-3177
Conference Space Reservations: sedreservations@gmail.com

Student Records Office

The Student Records Office houses and processes materials pertaining to the student record for both graduate and undergraduate students. The SED Student Records Office, in conjunction with the Student Services Office, acts as a resource and support for faculty and students for academic, social, and graduation activities.
Manager: Deborah McCullough, 3-4235, Room 127
Coordinator: Mary Ducharme, 3-4563, Room 127
General: sedstu@bu.edu, 3-4235

Graduate Financial Aid Office

The School of Education’s Graduate Financial Assistance Office provides information and assistance to applicants, admitted students, and continuing students. The office seeks to help students navigate the scholarship and financial aid application process, in addition to making students aware of open assistantship, job, and volunteer positions.
Manager: Jessica Griffin, 3-4238, Room 114

Licensure and Consortium Office

Many professions for which students prepare in the School of Education require licensure by the state, commonwealth, or district in which students wish to practice. The University Licensure Office is prepared to assist students seeking licensure. Additionally, Boston University’s School of Education and a selection of Boston-area school districts, and service agencies have come together to form a consortium for the mutual exchange of expertise and training. Consortium school systems and social service agencies provide SED students with a variety of settings in which to pursue student-teaching, school-based counseling experiences, and administrative internships. Undergraduates may choose to do their student-teaching experience during a Study Abroad semester.
Officer: Jo-Anne Richard, 3-3239, Room 113

Instructional Materials Center (IMC)

A multimedia technology resource center for the SED community. At the IMC, students, faculty, and staff have access to various technologies and expertise that facilitate research, communication, collaboration, and the production of digital and paper-based educational resources. The center supports a wide range of instructional and communications aids, including extensive computing and printing resources, multimedia classrooms, telecommunications, scanning, digital video, and graphics.

The Pickering Educational Resources Library

(PERL)

The PERL houses instructional support materials in print and electronic formats for early childhood through grade 12, and a literature collection for children and young adults. The collection also includes education reference books, curriculum and instruction-oriented books and periodicals, elementary and secondary school textbooks, standardized tests, curriculum guides, faculty publications, and recent SED dissertations. Library services include information on literacy, tutorials, and instruction, including training in electronic resources, research counseling, reference services, and maintenance of a reserve reading collection. An electronic classroom houses 25 computers with access to electronic resources and Microsoft applications, LCD/document projectors, and VCR/DVD equipment. Students may use the University’s extensive library system, including Mugar Memorial Library and its branches, the Boston Library Consortium, and Interlibrary loan services. Visit the website for more information on Mugar Memorial Library and the University’s other libraries and special collections.