Education Trends and Research

Research, education trends, and public policy shifts can all affect the field of higher education. Staying on top of developments and helping to shape the discussions surrounding best practices in higher education allows Wheelock to strengthen our existing programs and develop new academic offerings that meet growing societal needs. Here are some recent developments:

Graduate Certificate Programs

As professionals seek specialized knowledge to advance careers or dip a toe in the water for advanced degrees, demand has grown for certificate programs that can be completed in as little as one year. Wheelock is on the cutting edge of this trend, offering a growing number of certificates in social work, education, and organizational leadership.
Learn more about Wheelock's Graduate Certificate programs

Teacher Preparation/ Sheltered English Immersion

When the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the state agency that issues teacher licenses, changed teacher licensure requirements that impact teacher preparation programs, Wheelock quickly developed a comprehensive Sheltered English Immersion course. This course focuses on theory and teaching strategies that are effective with learners who are not yet proficient in English.
Learn more about Wheelock's Sheltered English Immersion course

Research Centers at Wheelock

Aspire Institute
Aspire Institute's mission is to advance knowledge and solutions in response to social and educational challenges. It collaborates with Wheelock faculty, staff, and community partners to envision and develop new, effective policy and practice in the fields of education, child and human development, and health and wellness.

Center for Scholarship and Research
The Center for Scholarship and Research encourages, supports, and celebrates faculty scholarship, research, and creative production. CSR hosts a public lecture series on a variety of scholarly topics and chronicles Wheelock faculty achievements in an annual newsletter.

Center of Excellence for Military Children and Families
This center was established in 2011 by Wheelock College in collaboration with the Massachusetts National Guard and the Military Child Education Coalition® to draw attention to the many services available to aid military children and families, maximizing the visibility of military support systems and offering the resources of the Wheelock community to military families.

Documentation Studio
The Documentation Studio is a resource for interested Wheelock faculty, faculty from other institutions of higher education, and educators preK through high school to gather in an effort to continually improve the quality of teaching and learning in their classrooms.

National Center for Race Amity
Founded in 2010, this center has three primary initiatives, expansion of the Campus Conversations on Race model in a national network of colleges; development of theater-based race amity education programs targeting middle school students; and research and development of "The Human Being Curriculum®" for national and international dissemination.

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