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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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More than a dozen research centers, institutes, and labs continuously engage our faculty, staff, and students in rigorous projects that have real-world results. This work is having a positive impact at BU and beyond.

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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.

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Reading is “truly the most essential skill that we provide our children early on,” says BU Wheelock's Nancy Nelson, deputy director of the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL). Among other things, reading helps kids establish a foundation for learning, fosters their language development, and lays the groundwork for their future success. But a 2022 report found that about two-thirds of U.S. fourth and eighth graders are reading at a basic or below level. But what's the best approach to helping children succeed at reading? BU Wheelock literacy experts are applying rigorous research and decades of experience to identifying solutions to improve reading and literacy skills and help children who are struggling.

Read "How to Help Kids Become Better Readers"

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Faculty, students, partners, and thousands of alumni dedicated to transforming systems that impact learning and human development for a thriving, sustainable, and just world.

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David Chard will step down as dean of BU Wheelock at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. Among his many accomplishments are increasing student and faculty diversity, growing graduate enrollment, and expanding research funding, as well as steering the college through the 2018 merger. "I'm proud that different groups of faculty and staff came together to build something together," he says.

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2023 BU Alumni Weekend

Several special events for BU Wheelock alumni are planned for this year's BU Alumni Weekend. Join us to celebrate this year's Alumni Award recipients; for a ribbon-cutting & tours of the renovated BU Wheelock buildings; a tea with the Lucy's Legacy Foundation, and a special dinner for BU Wheelock alumni. All are welcome!

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New Faculty

Noted researcher Anthony Abraham Jack joins BU Wheelock as an associate professor of higher education leadership. He will also assume the role of faculty director for the Newbury Center, which is dedicated to serving first generation students at Boston University.

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