Undergraduate Students

As a student in the School of Education, you’ll combine a solid liberal arts foundation with one of the specialized majors we offer: deaf studies, early childhood education, elementary education, special education, and secondary education in English, history and social science, mathematics, modern foreign language and science. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect at SED:

 You can teach anywhere. Beginning your first semester, you’ll gain classroom experience in the greater Boston area. Throughout the undergraduate program, you’ll have both urban and suburban classroom experiences, and you can teach in classrooms abroad through our programs in London, Quito, and Sydney.

• You can earn two degrees. Students can pursue BU’s Dual Degree program to earn a second bachelor’s degree in areas that complement their SED degree, such as art education (CFA) or psychology (CAS).

• You’ll learn from the best. Our faculty are dedicated to preparing outstanding professional educators, producing research that improves the practice of education, and providing excellent professional support.

• You’ll gain experience in Boston. BU has a unique, 30-year collaboration with the Boston Public Schools and city of Boston, offering you a chance to improve the community through teaching, tutoring, and programs such as COACH, Step UP, Upward Bound, and BUILD.

• You can gain exceptional training. Our School of Education is home to an Early Childhood Learning Laboratory, which provides you with the opportunity to study and observe an actual early childhood classroom.

• You’ll learn from our history. Located in the birthplace of public education in the U.S., SED publishes the oldest continuously published educational journal in the United States, the Journal of Education, founded in 1875.

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.