As reported in BU Today, Boston University School of Education is currently engaged in a search for a permanent Dean. Dr. Catherine O’Connor will serve as Dean ad interim for the 2017-18 academic year.
Welcome to SED, from former Dean Hardin L.K. Coleman:
Boston University School of Education has a long history of excellence in the preparation of effective classroom teachers, administrators, policy experts, school counselors, positive youth developers, and academics. As you browse our website, you will find a variety of exciting programs—but what cannot be captured in writing is the quality of positive interactions between students and faculty that characterizes the School. For that experience, I encourage you to visit us to meet students and faculty and see how we can fulfill your professional development needs and aspirations.
This is an excellent time to become engaged in the field of education, and at the BU School of Education in particular. In addition, you will find our setting in the city of Boston to be as exciting as our programs.
It has been noted that the student dropout rate has never been lower in the United States, yet the cost of dropping out has never been higher. The demand for equity and diversity at all levels of education is pressing, but yet to be fully addressed. It is clear that if we are to narrow the achievement gaps among socioeconomic groups, we need to help all students develop the skills they need to acquire good jobs. Our school is focused on creating equitable access to a high-quality learning experience for all children by developing educational practices that are consistently engaging, and to preparing students and teachers to enter a world filled with technology and social change. To support this mission, in the past five years we have hired over 30 new faculty who have the expertise to address issues of equity and access in education.
I hope that you, as a prospective student, will strongly consider joining us for the next stage of your training, as we explore how to integrate science and practice in creative and effective ways to meet the challenge of providing a quality education for all students.
Hardin L. K. Coleman
Dean of the School of Education (2008-2017)
Professor of Counseling Psychology