School of Education students complete comprehensive academic programs that consist of several key components:
- General studies in the liberal arts and sciences.
- Specialized knowledge based on a concentration in a discipline or field (e.g., mathematics, biology, English).
- Professional studies in instructional design, human development, communication, and evaluation.
- Practical skills acquired through guided and supervised field experiences in local urban and suburban classroom placements.
All undergraduate majors, with the exception of Deaf Studies, may lead to eligibility for Initial licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth has reciprocity for its teacher licenses with all of the other states and the District of Columbia via the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. The Interstate Agreement does not exempt applicants from testing and/or any other state-specific prerequisite requirements. School of Education students may also seek an additional licensure by completing requirements for two programs within SED (e.g., Elementary and Special Education), or two grade levels (e.g., Middle and High School Mathematics). For additional licensure information please visit the Licensure Office, Room 113.
SED/CAS Double Degree
Students who have been admitted to the SED/CAS Double Degree program as incoming freshmen may earn a Bachelor of Science through SED and a Bachelor of Arts through CAS. Incoming first-year students must apply directly to this program on their application to Boston University in order to be considered.