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SED ME 581: Advanced Topics in Algebra for Teachers
Exploration of advanced topics in algebra with emphasis on functions and the mathematical structures of group, ring, integral domain, and field. Connections are made among advanced algebraic concepts and middle and high school mathematics. 2 or 4 cr, 1st sem.
SED ME 584: Inquiry for School Teachers
This course introduces graduate students in mathematics education and in-service mathematics teachers to the theory and practice of teacher-led inquiry. This course prepares teachers to conduct research studies for their own practice, including research design, data collection, data analysis and reporting findings. 4cr, Summer 1
SED ME 589: Designing Professional Development Programs in Mathematics Education
Graduate Prerequisites: SED ME 558; Matriculated Graduate Students who have completed SEDME558
Students examine models for the professional development of mathematics teachers; conduct needs assessment of the teachers in their target groups; and design professional development programs that respond to those needs. Programs focus on upgrading mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical and assessment practices. 4cr, 2nd sem.
SED PE 103: Intro. to Human Movement
Historical, philosophical, physical, intellectual, and psychosocial reasons for human movement: emotional expression, ego development, interpersonal relationships, communication, fitness, safety, work, health, and recreation. 2cr, 1st sem.
SED PE 211: Movement Education: Early Childhood to Adolescence
Assists special education and elementary school teachers in the organization, planning, and integrating of motor activities. Children from the Boston public schools are taught skills in the areas of rhythms, gymnastics, creative games, and ball activities; movement principles. 2 cr, either sem. Staff On Demand
SED PE 250: Community Leadership through Youth Sport Coaching
This course will enable students to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the youth sport coach as well as to develop basic coaching skills through classroom study of coaching theory combined with practical involvement in a community sport organization.
SED PE 375: Psychology of Sport
Introduction to the field of sport psychology. An overview of theory and practice related to contemporary issues in the field, including personality and performance, motivation, attention control, leadership styles, stress/arousal/anxiety, athletic counseling, performance enhancement techniques, and testing and performance motivation. 4cr, either sem.
SED PE 501: Methods of Coaching
Principles and problems in coaching various individual and team sports. Theory and techniques in coaching including offensive and defensive strategy and scouting. Women's and men's sports. The online version of this course is offered each summer. 4cr, 1st sem.
SED PE 505: Foundations of Sport Science
Overview of essential concepts in the sport sciences, including: exercise, physiology, sport biomechanics, principles of strength and endurance training, and sport nutrition. Open to advanced undergraduate students and graduate students interested in the sport sciences. 2Â or 3cr, either sem.
SED PE 506: Peceptual-Motor Development
For the classroom teacher, special education teacher, and movement specialist. Examines motor development through the life span blending theory and practice in assessing individual perceptual-motor patterns. (Offered alternate years.) 4Â cr, 2nd sem.
SED PE 507: The Structure and Functions of the Human Body for Educators
Students will learn the fundamental principles of human anatomy and physiology with a particular focus on application to physical education, sport settings, and health education. Although students learn the structures and functions of the human body, emphasis is placed on how theory meets practice for sport and physical education. 2cr, either sem.
SED PE 508: Curriculum and Special Methods for Physical Education
Examines societal and educational variables associated with development of innovative programs of physical education. Emphasizes curriculum trends, current practices, and constructing courses of study in schools and agencies. 4Â cr, 1st sem.
SED PE 513: Tuesday-Thursday Program Pre-Practicum
Provides students the opportunity to design, teach, and use reflective teaching practices with movement lessons for an inner city population at Boston University each Tuesday or Thursday. Hands-on learning experience about developmentally appropriate practices. Required for EdM Human Movement licensure. 2Â cr, either sem.
SED PE 519: Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education
Examines methods of adapting physical activities for special-needs students who may have physical, cognitive, social/emotional, learning, and/or sensory disabilities. Through field experiences, students observe exemplary adaptive physical education environments that accord with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 2Â cr, alternate years.
SED PE 529: The Psychology of Coaching Teams
Graduate Prerequisites: SED PE375 or Consent of Instructor
This course aims to give students a better understanding of the complex web of psychological factors that coaches contend with when trying to create a successful team. Central topics include leadership, group cohesion, collective-efficacy, systems theory, group psychodynamics and team dynamics. Students study different theories that might explain group and team behavior. As part of their learning students are required to participate in a group project to experience a team dynamic firsthand. The course also focuses on understanding how great coaches accomplish their success. An important aspect of the course is for students to consider the ethical and moral dimensions of coaching in different contexts. In this discussion we examine the central topics of sportsmanship and character development. 4cr, either sem.
SED PE 580: Student Teaching Practicum: Physical Education, Pre-K-8
Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking initial licensure in physical education in elementary and middle schools. Students are placed in schools for daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 300 hours required. 8Â cr, either sem.
SED PE 581: Student Teaching Half Practicum: Physical Education, Pre-K-8
Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking current initial licensure in physical education, i.e., Pre-K-8 and 5-12. Course supplements SED PE 582. Students are placed in schools for the daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 150 hours required. 4Â cr, either sem.
SED PE 582: Student Teaching Practicum: Physical Education 5-12
Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking initial licensure in physical education in middle, junior, and senior high schools. Students are placed in schools for daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 300 hours required. 8Â cr, either sem.
SED PE 583: Student Teaching Half Practicum: Physical Education, 5-12
Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking current initial licensure in physical education, i.e., 5-12. This course is needed in addition to SED PE 580. Students are placed in schools for the daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 150 hours required. 4Â cr, either sem.
SED PE 591: Coaching Practica
These courses are designed to assist students in preparing for their practical experiences coaching. Through discussion of readings, reflection and written work, students help each other, with the assistance of the instructor, to solve problems related to experiences at the practicum sites. 2cr, either sem.