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More people than ever are actively working to right social injustice. BU Wheelock leads the movement to promote equity and social justice. Our academic programs prepare professionals who dismantle systemic barriers and create positive change for all children and families.

Our graduate programs meet you where you are. Our master’s, doctoral, and professional development programs will prepare you to become the leader in education and human development you want to be.

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BU Wheelock offers four fully online master's degree programs: Curriculum & Teaching, Equity for Education & Social Justice, Higher Ed Administration, and World Language Education. Check them out today.

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BU Wheelock conducts innovative, relevant, and timely research. We work with our partners to use that knowledge to address the challenges they face. And we provide graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in this work.

The true toll of COVID-19 on teachers and students may not be known for many years, but we can glean some initial insights from two BU Wheelock studies about school life during the pandemic. Researchers from the CERES Institute for Children & Youth explored adolescents' experiences with remote learning, while another team from the Wheelock Educational Policy Center studied whether the impact of COVID-19 led to a rise in teachers leaving public education.

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Explore stories about Deaf education; critical race theory, antiracism, and the classroom; the 50th anniversary of the Child Life & Family-Centered Care Program, and much more.

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Science education lecturer TJ McKenna explains how he and his students used bees to help them translate complex biological processes into lessons that kids would easily grasp.

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A recent report by the National Council on Teacher Quality highlighted Boston University as an "equitable and excellent institution for aspiring teachers of color."

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"If the destination is improving literacy outcomes for all students, we know that it must be a team effort," writes Kristin Kane of the National Center on Improving Literacy.

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