Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Class of 2024 Pathway

Students should work with Elizabeth Vassallo (617-353-1580 and vassallo@bu.edu) in the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development for course planning and advice.

The following information is designed to help students continue their studies at the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Please make an appointment with Elizabeth Vassallo (vassallo@bu.edu) to discuss the specific Wheelock pathways, programs, and careers. CGS students are invited to participate in Wheelock student activities and programs. Feel free to visit its website, visit it on Facebook, #BUWheelock, or follow it on Twitter for additional information and opportunities. If you would like to receive the Wheelock Monthly Newsletter please contact sedstdt@bu.edu.

Wheelock has a Transitional Mentor Program which is dedicated to welcoming all students into the BU Wheelock community with activities throughout the first year through a paired mentorship. If you are interested in being paired with a mentor, please email sedtms@bu.edu.

College of General Studies Program Requirements

  • Two rhetoric courses: CGS RH 103 and CGS RH 104
    • CGS RH 104 is taken during the London semester
  • Two natural science courses: CGS NS 201 and CGS NS 202
  • Three social science courses:
    • CGS SS 104 is required and is taken during the London semester
    • Students select at least two additional SS courses and will work with their academic advisor to determine course selection
  • Three humanities courses:
    • CGS HU 104 is required and is taken during the London semester
    • Students select at least two additional HU courses and will work with their academic advisor to determine course selection

Continuation Requirements

  • Completion of the CGS required courses and appropriate electives
  • Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 2.00
  • Students in the Deaf Studies program are required to complete SED DE 381 American Sign Language 1 with a B– or higher. Students may retake SED DE 381 one additional time if they do not earn a B– or higher.
  • All students in the teacher licensure programs are required to complete SED ED 110/111 Introduction to Education with a B− or higher. Students may retake SED ED 110/111 one additional time if they do not earn a B− or higher.

Student Teaching and Massachusetts Licensure

In order to be endorsed for licensure, SED students in licensure programs must have the following:

  • 2.50 grade point average in professional coursework
  • Complete SED SE 250 or SED SE 251 with a B- or higher
  • Secondary education majors must have a 3.00 in six semester courses of their major discipline

Majors & Minors

Please consult with Elizabeth Vassallo (617-353-1580 and vassallo@bu.edufor course planning and advice. Explore Wheelock majors and minors on the Academic Bulletin.

Prior approval must be granted for all external coursework. The Wheelock programs may require an additional semester and/or summer coursework in order to meet licensure requirements.

This is a sample pathway to be used in consultation with your CGS Academic Advisor.

It is subject to change according to course availability and individual circumstances.

Last revised: 7/2/2021