Courses

  • SED ME 545: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Elementary
    Introduces strategies, activites, assessment, and materials for teaching mathematical concepts and skills, grades K-6. Emphasis on how children develop knowledge of unifying ideas of mathematics. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED ME 546: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Middle School
    Analysis of research on strategies, activities, assessment, and materials for teaching mathematical concepts and skills, grades 5-8. Focus on structures and models of algebraic and geometric concepts and applications. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 547: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: High School
    Analysis of research on strategies, activities, and materials for teaching mathematical concepts and skills, grades 8-12. Concepts from geometry, higher algebra, probability and statistics, trigonometry, and calculus. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 558: Mathematics Curriculum: Program Issues, Trends
    Analysis of historical, mathematical, and psychological factors influencing pre-K-12 mathematics curricula. Focuses on national and international standards, research on learning and teaching with understanding, and integrated curricula. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 559: Mathematics for Teaching: Geometry
    Revisits geometry from an advanced perspective, preparing teachers to teach geometry with understanding. Topics such as transformations, nonmetric, Euclidean, and non-Euclidean geometries are explored with a focus on teaching with technology. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED ME 560: Mathematics for Teaching: Algebra
    Revisits school algebra from an advanced perspective, with emphasis on multiple representations, making generalizations, and justifications. Topics include variables, patterns, functions, and linear algebra. Attention to contemporary issues in curriculum, learning, teaching, technology, and other tools are woven throughout. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED ME 563: Problem Solving in Mathematics
    Explores big ideas in mathematics through solving sets of challenging problems and connects to issues in teaching and learning. Topics include: research on problem solving, problem design, and implications of a problem-solving approach in school mathematics. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED ME 701: Clinical Practice: Mathematics, 9-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Required of students who wish to apply for standard certification as mathematics teachers, grades 9-12. Integrates content area knowledge and pedagogical theory and practice. Involves responsibilities beyond the individual classroom which may include opportunities such as grade-level teamwork, curriculum development, assessment projects. Minimum 400 hours required.
  • SED PE 103: Introduction to Physical Activity and Movement
    In this course, students will examine and analyze contemporary views and practices of health, wellness, and physical activity through review of: historical and philosophical perspectives; evolving issues and discussions in the health, wellness, and physical activity fields; review of sociocultural influences in professional practices and research paradigms; current recommendations for research-based health, wellness, and physical activity practices and/or behaviors.
  • 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 502: Intervention Design
    Students will learn about strategies for designing and implementing effective interventions (e.g. for behavior or policy change) and will apply their learning through the development of an intervention in a context of their choosing such as a schools or community setting.
  • 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. 2 or 3cr, either sem.
  • SED PE 506: Motor Development: Considerations for Planning Movement
    For classroom teachers, special education teachers, and movement specialists. Examines motor development and methods of adapting physical activities for students who may have physical, cognitive, social/emotional, learning, and/or sensory disabilities. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED PE 513: Practical Applications for PE and HE
    Through a combination of seminar and practicum experiences, students learn and apply current theory and methods for implementing physical and health education. The focus is on providing students experiences in observing, planning and implementing effective learning activities and lessons. 4 cr. 1st sem.
  • 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. 8 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. 4 cr, either sem.