Human potential transformed.

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.

BU Wheelock Jumps Ahead in “Best Graduate Schools of Education” Ranking

Our graduate academic programs in education and human development once again recognized as one of the “Best Graduate Schools of Education” by U.S. News and World Report. Now at #32, the college moved up seven spots from last year.

With a focus on cross-disciplinary research, experiential learning, and community partnership, our programs empower our students to reshape the systems that build our futures—more firmly centering them in justice, diversity, and belonging—to build a brighter and more just future and community for all.

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This summer, BU Wheelock welcomed the first group of students joining the new EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. The program focuses on preparing school and district leaders to solve complex educational problems and initiate innovation and change in their schools and districts...

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During the 2019-2020 academic year, five new physics teachers graduated from BU Wheelock, putting the college among a select few science teacher preparation programs in the United States working to alleviate the dire shortage of physics teachers...

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Hi, my name is Christina and I am part of the Child Life team. Have you heard about our role before?” This is how Child Life and Family-Centered Care student Christina Listernick greets her patients and families at Tufts Children’s Hospital, where she recently completed her clinical Internship ...

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Where research becomes action.

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.

“By comparing changes in online search activity across different geographies, we were able to estimate how COVID-induced demand for online resources varied by a range of geographic and socioeconomic factors, including income, internet access, and rurality,” explain Bacher-Hicks and Goodman. The results they found were notable.

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Dr. Kathleen Corriveau, BU Wheelock professor of applied human development, and Dr. Rebekah Richert, University of California Riverside associate professor of psychology, have received the second-largest grant ever issued by the John Templeton Foundation. The $10 million grant, to be disbursed by Templeton over five years, will fully implement a network they have named the Developing Belief Network. The network will consist of international researchers who will study how religion impacts children’s world views.

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A more just world for all.

BU Wheelock’s students, faculty, and alumni develop and sustain long-term partnerships with communities and organizations. Let’s build a community of respect, friendship, collaboration, and action. Join us.

What's It Like to Be a Student Teacher During the Pandemic?

BU Wheelock students Sarina Simon and Emma Lincoln talk about the joys and challenges of teaching during the pandemic: how do you keep the attention of students virtually? How do you get to know them when you’ve never met in person? Both talk about how they’ve been able to forge a connection with their high schoolers despite the hurdles.

“I was really nervous that I wasn’t going to feel like I was walking away from my student teaching feeling like I would be ready to teach,” Lincoln says, “but I really feel much better than I thought I was going to.”

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BU Wheelock’s CERES Institute recently released Choices and Challenges, a new report which found that navigating Florida’s school choice for students with disabilities can be time-consuming and costly...

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BU Wheelock’s Hannah Puttre has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship to support her work studying diverse children’s early engagement with STEM. Puttre, a second-year doctoral student, focuses on capitalizing on children’s natural curiosity to enrich their early learning experiences....

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BU Wheelock’s Dr. Hannah Morris Mathews, Jennifer Lillis, and Dr. Elizabeth Bettini authored “Working Conditions and Special Educators’ Reading Instruction for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders,” a new paper that examines the factors shaping the effectiveness of teachers’ instruction in self-contained special education classrooms...

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