Undergraduate Students

Small Army BU_120215_4877As an undergraduate student in the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, you’ll combine a solid liberal arts foundation with a specialized professional program in education. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect at Wheelock:

  • You can teach anywhere. Beginning your first semester, you’ll gain classroom experience in the Greater Boston area. Throughout the undergraduate program, you’ll have both urban and suburban classroom experiences, and you can teach in classrooms abroad through our programs in London, Quito, and Sydney.
  • You can earn two degrees. Students can pursue BU’s Dual Degree program to earn a second bachelor’s degree in another major of study in addition to their education degree.
  • You’ll learn from the best. Our faculty are dedicated to preparing outstanding professional educators, producing research that improves the practice of education, and providing excellent professional support.
  • You’ll gain experience in Boston. BU has a unique collaboration with the Boston Public Schools and city of Boston, offering you a chance to improve the community through teaching, tutoring, and extracurricular enrichment programs like Upward Bound, Jumpstart, Educators Rising, and BUILD.
  • You can gain exceptional training. Our Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is home to an Early Childhood Learning Laboratory, which provides you with the opportunity to study and observe an actual early childhood classroom right within the walls of our building.
  • You’ll learn from our history. Located in the birthplace of public education in the US, Wheelock publishes the oldest continuously published educational journal in the United States, the Journal of Education, founded in 1875.

Ready to take the next step?

You’ll need to apply for admission to Boston University through BU Undergraduate Admissions. You’ll have an opportunity during the application process to apply to the Wheelock program of your choice.

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