College of Arts & Sciences students who intend to complete teacher licensure requirements must make their decision early to allow for careful program planning. College of Arts & Sciences students have the option of meeting licensure requirements in secondary education by completing the required courses as a complement to their CAS major, or through the Boston University Dual Degree Program (BUDDP). Students interested in elementary, early childhood, bilingual (English as a Second Language), or special education may meet licensure requirements through BUDDP. Interested students should make an appointment with Stephanie Gonzalez, director of student services at the School of Education, SED Room 243, 617-353-3177, to determine their options and to receive program requirements. All students must be accepted into a teacher licensure program before entering the advanced prepracticum and practicum courses. For specific program requirements, students may also consult the appropriate School of Education program advisor, as listed to the right.
To be considered for admission, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a B− or higher in SED ED 100/101.
The School of Education faculty has designed four minors for students who are interested in education policies and practices, but not intending to complete teacher licensure requirements: the minor in education, the minor in deaf studies, the minor in physical education, health education & coaching, and the minor in special education. For more information about these minors, or to make an appointment to discuss requirements, contact Jacqueline Boyle at 617-353-3177.
The School of Education also offers a number of 2-credit courses on various aspects of education for students across Boston University who want to learn new skills to use in their volunteer activities or to explore aspects of careers as teachers, counselors, or coaches. Most of these courses are taught in the evening to avoid schedule conflicts.