Wheelock College


Wheelock College

Infobox University
name = Wheelock College


motto = Improve the quality of life for children and families.
established = Founded 1888, Chartered 1939
type = Private
president = Jackie Jenkins-Scott
city = Boston
state = Mass.
country = USA
undergrad = 750
postgrad = 325
postgrad_label = graduate
faculty = 55
tuition =
campus = Urban 1.5 acres
free_label = Tuition
mascot = Wildcat
free = $38,030 (with room & board)cite web
url = http://www.wheelock.edu/admissions/u_admtuition.asp
title = Undergraduate Tuition
accessdate = 2008-15-06
language = English
]
website = [http://www.wheelock.edu/ www.wheelock.edu]

Wheelock College is an institution of higher learning located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school was founded in 1888 by Lucy Wheelock. The mission of Wheelock College is to improve the quality of life for children and their families. It achieves this by specializing in the fields of child life, social work, juvenile justice and education. The current president is Jackie Jenkins-Scott, who was officially sworn in as Wheelock's thirteenth president on April 8, 2005.

History

In 1888, Lucy Wheelock began a kindergarten teacher training class at the Chauncy-Hall School. In 1914, the school moved to its current location on the Riverway in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1939, Wheelock School incorporated into a non-profit college. The newly formed Wheelock College expanded into a four year school. The school also received permission to grant the Bachelor of Science degree from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.cite web
url = http://www.wheelock.edu/about/abohistory.asp
title = History of Wheelock College
accessdate = 2007-02-08
language = English
]

Academics

Wheelock offers graduate and undergraduate programs through three schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Child Life, and the School of Social Work and Family Studies. Wheelock offers undergraduate majors in arts and sciences and professional preparation programs as well as graduate degree and professional development programs. A Wheelock education is built on the integration of theory and research with practice and policy; sophisticated problem-solving, critical reasoning, and oral and written communication skills; a strong grounding in human development; and a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice.

Athletics

The school's sports teams are called the Wildcats. They participate in NCAA Division III competition. The teams compete in the North Atlantic Conference. The Swimming and Diving team is a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. There are seven different intercollegiate sports played at Wheelock. The teams are:
* Women's Field Hockey
* Women's Soccer
* Women's Basketball
* Women's Swimming
* Women's Softball
* Women's Cross Country (fall 2008)

In addition to the official teams there are also intramural competitions between the Colleges of the Fenway.

As of Fall 2007, there will be two Men's Athletic Teams:
* Men's Basketball
* Men's Tennis
* Men's Cross Country (fall 2008)

ee also

*Bank Street College of Education
*Erikson Institute
*Pacific Oaks College

References

External links

* [http://www.wheelock.edu/ Wheelock College]
* [http://www.wheelock.edu/students/stu_ath.asp Wheelock Athletics]
* [http://www.wheelock.edu/wft/ Wheelock Family Theater]


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