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 and to receive an Advising Authorization Code (AAC).

Student Services

The Student Services office seeks to empower students’ success by providing them with the resources to navigate effectively and thrive in their academic pursuits. Additionally, the Graduate Enrollment office provides information and assistance to graduate applicants, admitted students, and continuing students regarding financial assistance. Both offices act as a liaison between faculty, staff, and students, and resources across campus.

Contact: whestu@bu.edu, 1-617-353-3177

Student Records

The Student Records office houses and processes materials pertaining to the student record of both graduate and undergraduate students. The Wheelock Student Records 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 graduation.

Contact: wherec@bu.edu, 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. The Professional Preparation office assists students seeking licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This office can also provide general information to students pursuing licensure out of state.

Contact: edlic@bu.edu, 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.

The Pickering Educational Resources Library (PERL)

The PERL houses instructional support materials in print and electronic formats for early childhood through grade 12, and a literature collection for children and young adults. The collection also includes education reference books, curriculum and instruction-oriented books and periodicals, elementary and secondary school textbooks, standardized tests, curriculum guides, faculty publications, and recent Wheelock dissertations. Library services include information on literacy, tutorials, and instruction, including training in electronic resources, research counseling, reference services, and maintenance of a reserve reading collection. An electronic classroom houses 25 computers with access to electronic resources and Microsoft applications, LCD/document projectors, and VCR/DVD equipment. Students may use the University’s extensive library system, including Mugar Memorial Library and its branches, the Boston Library Consortium, and Interlibrary Loan services. Visit the website for more information on Mugar Memorial Library and the University’s other libraries and special collections.