For Release Upon Receipt - May 21, 2007
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION HONORS GRADUATES
Boston – On Sunday, May 20, following Boston University’s 134th commencement, the School of Education community came together for the presentation of diplomas and to celebrate the Class of 2007. The ceremony, held at Metcalf Hall in the George Sherman Union was led by Dean Ad Interim Charles Glenn, who welcomed the guests and delivered the keynote address.
Dean Glenn began by praising the students for choosing to pursue careers in education, stating “we need every one of those who are so called and gifted to teach our children.” Continuing with his address, titled Keep Your Hand on the Plow, Dean Glenn urged the graduates to “remain open to education in the fullest sense,” and not to lament if their interests and career paths shift down the road. “If we at SED have done our work as we should, our graduates would rather do anything else than become that burned-out teacher who has blighted so many young lives. If we have done our work as we should, our graduates would have too high a sense of the dignity of teaching to accept being anything less than fully engaged in the work.”
The event also served as a forum to recognize outstanding achievements by members of the SED Class of 2007, including the Baccalaureate Summa Cum Laude recipients who were individually acknowledged for their academic success. The degrees awarded include Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Mathematics for Teaching, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study and Doctor of Education.
The Boston University School of Education provides comprehensive teacher preparation to students in more than 20 concentrations and maintains a variety of collaborative agreements with school districts in the greater Boston area. SED is one of Boston University’s 17 schools and colleges. Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States.
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