Boston University School of Education (SED) is the school of education within Boston University. It is located on the University's Charles River Campus in Boston, Massachusetts in the former Lahey Clinic building. The Dean of SED is Hardin Coleman. Coleman came to the School from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the fall of 2008, where he was an assistant dean, psychology professor, and long time educator. SED has more than 29,000 alumni, 104 full-time faculty, and both undergraduate and graduate students
Boston University School of Education was founded in 1918. Dr. Arthur H. Wilde, the first dean of the School, wrote, "Our policy has been to keep in as vital touch with the everyday work of the schools as we could—to know the needs of the teachers and of the school officers and to give immediate satisfaction to those needs, yet with a view to the broader education of these teachers and officers."