Courses

  • SED SE 693: Practicum in Disabilities Studies
    Students are involved in practicum experiences in human services agencies serving individuals with disabilities. Concurrent seminars discuss the nature and processes of service provision, roles and responsibilities, and collaboration. Students work for a minimum of 150 hours in the agency for 4 credits and 300 hours for 8 credits.
  • SED SE 700: Clinical Practice:Teacher of Students with Moderate Special Needs
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Required of students who wish to apply for standard certification as teachers of students with moderate disabilities. 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, and assessment projects. Minimum 400 hours required. 4-8cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 701: Clinical Practice:Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Required of students who wish to apply for professional licensure as teachers of students with severe disabilities. 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, and assessment projects. Minimum 400 hours required. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 702: Clinical Practice:Special Education Administration
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Required of students who wish to apply for licensure as an Administrator of Special Education. Integrates content-area knowledge and pedagogical theory and practice. Builds upon the practicum experience. A minimum of 400 hours is required. Instructor permission required.
  • SED SE 706: Introduction to Special Education
    Improves students' understanding of individuals with disabilities; traces the development of their programs and services; and analyzes and critiques key assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs about special education practices. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED SE 751: Assessment in Special Education: Procedures
    Examines both alternative assessment and standardized test instruments. Assessment practices and critical issues are addressed, including the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse pupils. Examples include math, literacy/reading, social/adaptive behaviors, cognitive aptitude, and career-vocational considerations. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SE 760: Special Education: Cognition, Learning, and Behavior
    Examines characteristics of learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, intellectual impairments, speech and language disabilities, developmental disabilities, and attention deficit disorder, as related to the major learning theories. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED SE 807: Field Experience
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Graduate students are involved in field experiences in schools, institutions, clinics, and other human services agencies. Concurrent seminars discuss strategies of intervention and/or curriculum planning or assessment procedures. Students must register for a minimum of 2 credits. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED SE 808: Internship: Students with Special Needs, Pre-K-8
  • SED SE 900: Independent Study
    See SED AP 900 for description.
  • SED SE 999: Dissertation Advisement
    See SED AP 999 for description.
  • SED SO 507: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: History and Social Science, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED SO 510.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. OPen only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For description, see SED SO 509. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 508: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: History and Social Science, 8-12
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED SO 509.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. OPen only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For description, see SED SO 510. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 509: Student-Teaching Practicum: History and Social Science, 5-8
    Student teaching under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 510: Student-Teaching Practicum: History and Social Science, 8-12
    Student teaching under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 520: Project Citizen: Promoting Civic Engagement
    Students apply a model of citizen action (Project Citizen) to analyze and influence a current public policy of their choice. The course also examines how that model can be used to promote active and informed citizenship among youth and adults. 2cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 566: Developing Historical Literacy, 5-12
    Students will investigate the history, subspecialties, pedagogy, and research in history education as related to historical thinking, literacy, and problem solving. Students will develop competencies in developing and presenting research-based history lessons. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED SO 567: History Laboratory
    History Lab will be held at the Old North Church in the North End of Boston. There, we will explore how to develop lessons using historic documents, objects, and places. Ideal for those who want to incorporate authentic historical materials and methods into their classrooms. Each class will explore an essential historical question, skill, and/or concept, such as: * History v. the Past: How can the same object can be interpreted differently in the same time period by different people; different time periods for different purposes? * How do you determine "meaning" when the idea transcends the object? * What does the arrangement of physical space reveal about the individuals who used that space? Based on each question, students will use primary and secondary historic sources to 'solve' that historical question. Once the question is "solved," the remainder of the class will be devoted to exploring multiple ways and instances in which to teach that question, skill, and/or concept. Students will then practice teaching these skills and concepts to each other or other volunteers drawn from the historic site. This is a great way to begin to explore or expand your history teaching skills in a really interesting, fun environment, while learning about one of the great historic sites in Boston. 2cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 572: Curriculum and Special Methods for History and Social Science, 5-12
    Reviews traditional and recent curriculum materials in history or social science education for middle, junior, and senior high school. Analysis of curricular goals for grades 5-12. Development of new teaching materials and classroom techniques for social studies education at various age levels. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 713: Field Experience: Intercultural Education
    Field experience in intercultural education within an educational setting. In most cases, this involves the development of instructional materials and a research project. 4cr