Mission & Values

Boston University’s School of Education and Wheelock College merged in June 2018 to create the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. This new entity combines the rich legacies of our institutions and builds on shared strengths.

At the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, our mission is to work with children, families, and communities towards a more just society through the power of education.

We strive to accomplish this mission by:

  • Integrating theory, practice, and research so students can develop the pedagogical tools and reflective practices to foster excellence in education,
  • Preparing practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to lead in their fields, advocate for social justice, and provoke systemic change,
  • Conducting rigorous research in collaboration with local, national, and global communities, and
  • Recruiting, supporting, and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students.