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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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Our part-time and full-time programs have many affordable, flexible options geared toward working professionals. Get the  information you need about applications, deadlines, funding, and more.

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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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6 Ways to Use a Master's in Education

When asked, “What do you do with a master’s degree in education?” most people will probably think of teaching in school setting. But here are six other career paths for people pursuing a master's degree in education.

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The new master's in Education for Equity & Social Justice equips  educators and other professionals to challenge biases. This degree can be taken fully online.

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New laws could negatively impact  young people’s mental health, say BU Wheelock researchers behind a national study of transgender and non-binary youth.

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