Center for International Programs and Partnerships
Wheelock College's Center for International Programs and Partnerships (formerly the Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation) was established in 1992 to develop and deliver globally a range of academic degree programs, innovative seminars, and professional development programs. The Center coordinates all of Wheelock College's global endeavors, including its most significant degree-granting programs to date, in Singapore and the Caribbean.
In 1998, Wheelock College's Master of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Teaching program in Bermuda was the first to be evaluated and approved for accreditation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Wheelock College's programs, including international programs leading to a bachelor of science and master of science, were evaluated by NEASC in 2004 and again in 2008. Wheelock College was identified in 2006 by Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, founder and co-director of Stanford University's Educational and Leadership Institute and School Redesign Network, as one of four highly-successful, longstanding, four-year teacher education programs.
The Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, families and communities internationally. Its aim is to be the preeminent center for training visionary leaders with strong scholarship and experiential knowledge to assume integral roles within a variety of educational settings.
The Center contributes to the internationalization of the Wheelock College community by coordinating all of the College's global endeavors. This includes the delivery of a range of culturally-responsive, state-of-the-art educational programs abroad in collaboration with local education and health ministries, universities and other educational institutions. Local liaisons earn Wheelock College adjunct faculty appointments to support and enhance the delivery of the overall program. Quality assurance and continuous improvement are thoroughly integrated into every component of the Center's programs. Currently, the Center has the capacity to offer programs leading to an associate of science, bachelor of science, and master of science degrees. Each degree program leads seamlessly from one level to the next.
The Center also ensures the successful implementation and execution of the Presidential International Service Learning and International Visiting Scholar Programs. These endeavors further augment the range of global opportunities, experiences and research available for the benefit of Wheelock College students, faculty and alumni, and those of the Colleges of The Fenway.
The Center capitalizes on progressive, innovative and pioneering opportunities abroad to promote Wheelock College's efforts to maintain and enhance its global impact. Through these programs, the Center endows professionals with the advanced skills, competencies, and knowledge that they need to excel in their field. Working collaboratively, the Center supports the development of educational resources to foster and facilitate long-term systemic change in partner countries and it advances a global perspective throughout the Wheelock College community.