Academic and Student Resources

The Wheelock College of Education & Human Development provides an array of services, resources, and programs to help students to develop and achieve their academic and professional goals. There is a strong tradition of faculty carrying theory into community action through the creation of programs and centers that not only advance research and academic dialogue, but also provide models for change and innovation.

Academic Resources

Academic Advising

Undergraduate students will not be able to register for classes without meeting with their Academic Advisor to discuss course selection. Undergraduate students will be advised by a professional staff member during their first two years of the program, before they transition to a faculty advisor. Graduate students are also assigned an advisor; however, they do not need a code to register.

Student Services

Student Services seeks to empower students’ success by providing them with the resources to navigate effectively and thrive in their academic pursuits. The office acts as a liaison among faculty, staff, and students, by connecting them to University resources across campus.

Contact:, 1-617-353-3177

Data & Enrollment Management

Data & Enrollment Management (DEMO) houses and processes materials pertaining to the student record for both graduate and undergraduate students. This office, in conjunction with the Student Services and Graduate Enrollment offices, acts as a resource and support for faculty and students for academic activities, including transcripts, course registration, and graduation.

Contact:, 1-617-353-4235

Professional Preparation

Many professions for which students prepare in the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development require licensure by the state, commonwealth, or district in which students wish to practice. Professional Preparation assists students seeking licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This office can also provide general information to students pursuing licensure out of state.

Contact:, 1-617-353-3239

Instructional Materials Center (IMC)

The IMC is a multimedia technology resource center for the Wheelock community. At the IMC, students, faculty, and staff have access to various technologies and expertise that facilitate research, communication, collaboration, and the production of digital and paper-based educational resources. The center supports a wide range of instructional and communications aids, including extensive computing and printing resources, multimedia classrooms, telecommunications, scanning, digital video, and graphics.

Pickering Educational Resources Library (PERL)

BU Wheelock is home to the Pickering Educational Resources Library, the education branch library at BU. Pickering supports students and faculty through research services, instruction, and collection development. The great majority of education collections are available digitally through BU Libraries Search, such as our subscriptions to Education Week and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and important databases available to search include Google Scholar, Education Full Text, ERIC, and APA PsycINFO. The Pickering Library holds scholarly books, graphic novels, books for children and young adults, and preK–12 educational kits.

Wheelock students have access to all branch libraries within the BU Libraries system, and by extension to the Boston Library Consortium. BU Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, and over 45,000 current unique serials. The librarians provide research tools and services that include library tutorials, library instruction from research basics to graduate-level classes, reference services in all our major libraries, access to digital resources, specialist consultations, and librarian-created guides with curated resources.