Landmark Partners with BU Wheelock
One of the many perks of teaching at Landmark School is being able to enroll in a master's program, paid for by the School and delivered on its campus. This fall, that program will be delivered through a special partnership between Landmark and the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.
The BU Wheelock merger, established in June 2018, has enabled the two Boston-based institutions to build a program that economizes resources and is more well positioned to provide new teachers with the skills and knowledge to meet their students' needs.
At any given time, approximately 50 Landmark faculty members are enrolled in BU Wheelock graduate-level courses to ultimately earn a Master of Education in Special Education. Given the demands of teaching, coaching, after-school activities, and some weekend and evening coverage, it takes, on average, five years to complete the program. Participants in the program benefit from the invaluable combination of earning their graduate degree while teaching in an environment where they receive regular assessment and mentoring.
As an advocate for and organizer of this partnership, BU Wheelock’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda Banks-Santilli expressed her excitement at the possibilities the new relationship opens up: “Our goals for this partnership are to bring the incredible talents and expertise of faculty, staff, and students at both institutions together to learn from each other so that every child with or without disabilities benefits from a well-prepared, well-educated teacher that is committed to ensuring that children with disabilities have all of the same rights and opportunities to succeed as others.”