Translating Knowledge into Action in the Classroom

Our students become great educators by learning and doing. Here's what they've learned from real work in real classrooms.

All of our programs immerse you in the specialized knowledge unique to each discipline or field and equip you with the professional skills necessary to become a great educator. We take it all a step further with support and mentorship throughout your field experiences both locally and internationally in urban and suburban classrooms. Here’s how our students are putting what they learn into action in their practicum and field placements.

Read what other Wheelock students are saying about their practicum experiences

Learning in the Birthplace of Public Education

Boston's history, culture, and status as a hub for higher education make it a special place to live.


Boston is a city unlike any other in the world, and Wheelock sits right at the heart of the city’s intellectual and cultural crossroads. In addition to conducting fieldwork within local school systems and contributing to community service endeavors across the city, Wheelock students embrace life in Boston fully. You can find us exercising on the banks of the Charles River and relaxing in the galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts; getting to know one another in the Education House on Bay State Road and commuting to class from apartments in Allston, Brighton, and Brookline; and cheering on the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, and—most importantly—our fellow Terriers!

See what it's like to live here

BU #LifeChangers: Riley Fitzgerald

Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development alumnus and continuing doctoral student Riley Fitzgerald talks about his journey to specializing in sports psychology at Wheelock.

Check out the many graduate programs Wheelock has to offer