Professional Development

The School of Education offers professional development opportunities for educators and administrators.  Classes are offered at convenient times for working professionals.  You may enroll in a graduate 16-credit certificate program or take individual courses as a non-degree student.

16-Credit Certificate Programs

The School of Education offers non-degree certificate programs in six distinct areas.

Boston University Creative Educational Leadership Institute

Global Ecology Education

Literacy Intervention

Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Program Planning, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teaching English as a Second Language, PreK-6

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: 5-12

Prior to enrollment in a graduate certificate program you must apply and be admitted.  The admissions process for most certificate programs is rolling.  Applications are processed and reviewed for admission as they are received.  Submitting a complete application by the recommended deadline will ensure that a final decision is made prior to the start of classes for that term.  Read more information about the application process, deadlines, and policies for the graduate 16-credit certificate programs.

Non-Degree Courses

To register for individual non-degree courses, contact the Office of Student Records at 617-353-4235 or  No admissions application is needed to register for a class as a non-degree student at the School of Education. Course schedules can be found on the Student Link,

Download a registration form.

Master’s and CAGS students may transfer up to eight credits into the program. Doctoral students may transfer up to sixteen external credits or twenty internal credits into the program. Credits must be applicable. Faculty advisors have final approval over which credits will be accepted and applied to a particular degree program.

PDP and Non-Credit Programs

The Donald D. Durrell Reading and Writing Clinic programs:


Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.