Since 1918, the Boston University School of Education has maintained a dual commitment to preparing highly qualified educators and advancing research and scholarship. Our faculty research is focused in three key areas: teaching & learning, applied human development, and language & literacy.
Applied Human Development
Research in Applied Human Development at the School of Education looks at the factors shaping the development of both educators and their students. Our faculty are leading impactful investigations, such as how to measure effective teaching for students with disabilities, how to improve school capacity to implement quality health programs and activities, and how pre-service teachers’ conceptions of equity affect the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Language & Literacy
Faculty at the School of Education are engaged in research that looks at language acquisition and different types of literacy in a variety of contexts: from how children learn from one another, to how students form identities around language and literacy, to understanding the role that technology can play in fostering vocabulary acquisition. Our faculty’s research seeks to enhance instructional methods based on comprehensive studies of language and literacy in diverse settings.
Teaching and Learning
The School of Education is committed to conducting scholarship that refines practice. Research in teaching and learning considers the factors that influence specific aspects of academic operations and environments, from teacher relationships to new methods in mathematics education. Our faculty’s research considers the role and perspectives of administrators, faculty, and students.