The BU Consortium

2019-20 BU Consoritum Grants Program: Submit Your Application

Established in 1977, the Boston University Consortium is the product of a collaborative agreement between Boston-area educators and Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. By virtue of its location in the City of Boston, the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development places particular importance on addressing educational problems that appear to be characteristic of, but not limited to, the city and surrounding urban and suburban communities which we seek to serve. The overarching mission of the Consortium is to enhance educational quality for all concerned, namely, the preparation and professional development of prospective and current education professionals for work in diverse school environments.

Funded by the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, the Consortium consists of eight public school districts: Boston, Brookline, Chelsea, Concord, Framingham, Lexington, Newton, and Somerville. Through the work of the Consortium Council, the Consortium seeks to achieve the following goals:

  1. Support the preparation of Wheelock educator candidates to become effective PreK-12 teachers through the identification of high quality pre-practicum and practicum field placements and increased communication and collaboration between Wheelock and member districts.
  2. Support the continued education of all practitioners, including district members and Wheelock faculty, through the planning and enactment of targeted professional development.
  3. Support engagement in education research that is relevant to both Wheelock faculty and district members.
  4. Oversee the development and administration of the Consortium Grants Program.

Consortium benefits include:

  • Access to Wheelock student teachers
  • Access to pre-practicum and practicum placements with high quality supervising practitioners
  • Funding for classroom-level and school-level initiatives
  • Access to annual professional development opportunities
  • Complimentary BU course vouchers to district members
  • Enhanced collaboration and information-sharing between district members and the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

For more information regarding Consortium benefits, please contact your district’s Consortium Council Representative.

BU Consortium Grants Program: Annual Call for Funding 2020-2021

Are you interested in learning more about your practice? Do you want to implement something new in your classroom? Receive funding to try out new ideas and support the learning and growth of educators and students? Applying for a BU Consortium Educator Learning Grant can help you get closer to those goals. Learn more about the program and the application process here.

Updated Application Deadline: March 20, 2020.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Aaron Brakoniecki
Boston University
Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Two Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215

The BU Consortium is in the news!

In March, we hosted a Professional Development workshop on Social Emotional Learning and Wellness for nearly 100 educators. The event featured a keynote address from Amalio Nieves, Assistant Superinten­dent for Social Emotional Learning and Wellness for the Boston Public Schools. Following his presentation, participants attended one of five breakout sessions that focused on the implementation of social-emotional learning and wellness into practice.

Check out information about our successful Dinner & Discussion event that took place at Wheelock on March 2nd. Nearly 50 educators from our eight member districts joined Wheelock faculty to eat good food and talk about possible collaborations. A list of the SED faculty who presented at the Dinner & Discussion can be found here.

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2017-18 Funded Projects

2016-17 Funded Projects