Transform Knowledge into Action

At a student at BU Wheelock, you'll have access to programs, faculty, research, and field placements that immerse you in the specialized knowledge you need for the discipline or field that interests you.

Undergrads: Explore our new major!

Starting in Fall 2021, undergraduate students will be able to enroll in the BS in Education & Human Development, BU Wheelock’s new undergraduate major. Combine coursework with field-based experiences, and choose one of five specializations: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Deaf Studies. Educational Design for Transformative Futures. Teaching & Learning. and Youth Development & Justice.

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This fall, more than 175 Boston Public Schools (BPS) Community Service Scholars completed over 3,500 hours of volunteer work in the local community both virtually and in-person.

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"As child life specialists, being able to adapt and remain flexible is critical to our success," writes master's student Alyssa Sachs. "Throughout this past year, I have also learned the importance of being empathetic."

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Graduate student Daniela Ramirez was awarded an Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) Diversity Scholarship to help her meet her educational and professional goals.

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Want to know more about what it's like to be a student at BU Wheelock? Read on!

In the Hub of Learning

BU Wheelock is at the heart of a vibrant city and community. Take advantage of access to our faculty, research, alumni network, and to Boston itself!

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

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, BU Wheelock students have continued to take advantage of all Boston University has to offer, including real-life, relevant learning experiences, both in classrooms and through field experiences in the Boston community.

Here, two BU Wheelock students, Sarina Simon and Emma Lincoln, talk about the joys and challenges of teaching during the pandemic and how they were 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, but I really feel much better than I thought I was going to.”

– Emma Lincoln '21

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Seize the Opportunities in Front of You

Our graduate students work with faculty on the cutting edge of critical issues and have access to fieldwork placements in locations across the city of Boston.