Courses

  • SED CE 740: Ethics and Professional Responsibilities
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the role of ethics in the practice of counseling in both theoretical and practical terms. The course will address the matters such as how counselors make ethical decisions; identifying actual ethical dilemmas, as well as articulating the ethical principles underlying particular conflicts; identifying the relevant ethics code; and how best to determine a course of action. 3 cr. 1st semester
  • SED CE 741: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
    An historical, philosophical, and clinical examination of subcultural considerations in counseling psychology professional practice and inquiry. Required for all school and community counseling students. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED CE 746: Clinical Practice
    Orientation to diagnosis, counseling procedures, policies, and consultation and the professional ethics of the field. Approved counseling students are assigned to a 2-semester field placement, where much of their learning is based. Students typically have the opportunity to work with clients on an individual and group basis, under dual supervision. Six hundred total hours of field experience are required by the school and community counseling programs; 400 total hours are required by the sport psychology program. The practicum must be undertaken in consecutive fall and spring semesters of the same academic year. Required for approved counseling interns. Registration restricted to matriculated master's and CAGS students in counseling. 4cr, both sem.
  • SED CE 820: Comprehensive Project
    The Comprehensive Project is a requirement for all School or Community Track Counseling students, to be completed in their final semester of study. Under the direction of their advisor, students will develop and execute a research project, complete a comprehensive literature review, or develop and initiate an intervention, program, or curriculum. 3cr, 1st sem.
  • SED CE 826: Intellectual and Behavioral Assessment (Child)
    An applied/practical review of various forms of clinical child/family assessments including: structured and unstructured clinical interviewing; cognitive and achievement testing; behavioral and observational techniques; and visual-motor tasks; and assessments specifically designed to target symptoms of particular psychological disorders. 2cr, Alt. years
  • SED CE 840: Family Systems and Family Therapy
    Introductory course that includes comprehensive overview of the field. Covers the family in historical and sociological perspectives, family structure and process, schools of family therapy, and issues beyond conjoint family therapy. Readings, lectures, discussions, and demonstrations, with audiovisual materials. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED CE 846: Clinical Practice
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated doctoral students holding advanced provisional certification.
    Open only to matriculated counseling student with permission of instructor. Minimum 600 hours of clinical experience is required for current professional licensure in Massachusetts. Supervised field experience in schools, guidance clinics, or community agencies. Work with a caseload under supervision; increasing responsibility for counseling, testing, placement, and follow-up of counselees. Conference time arranged. Variable cr, either sem.
  • SED CE 847: Theories of Group Counseling
    A conceptual and experiential introduction to group dynamics. Participation in ongoing training group while studying the dynamics of group development. Covers group counseling approaches and models, issues of small group leadership, and styles of leadership. Treatment of group counseling goals, composition, phases, and research. 4cr, 2nd sem, Summer Term.
  • SED CE 853: Proseminar on Counseling Health Psychology
    Critical reviews of contemporary counseling psychology research topics and methods in the field of health psychology. Issues of equality and social justice, and multiculturalism will be explored in relation to health and wellness promotion and outcomes. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED CE 856: Seminar: Counseling Psychology
    Introduction to professional psychology, its history and standards. Current status and directions in counseling psychology. Ethical principles and behavior. 1cr, either sem.
  • SED CE 946: Advanced Practicum
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Supervised field experience with students assuming major responsibility for counseling, testing, placement, and follow-up of clients. 3-4cr, either sem.
  • SED CE 948: Supervision in Counseling
    Examination of supervision of counseling in theory, process, and practice. Assumption of direct supervisory responsibility. Permission of the instructor required. 2-4cr, either sem.
  • SED CH 300: Methods of Instruction: Elementary 1-6
    Develops competency in reading and language arts, history and social studies education, science education; general teaching strategies; basic elements of curriculum design; institutional policies and practices of elementary education. Develops competency in providing effective instruction across the curriculum to culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Includes application of these competencies in field settings. Stamped approval and a qualifying score on the Boston University School of Education Literacy Test are required. 10cr, either sem.
  • SED CH 515: Curriculum Methods, 1-6
    Graduate Prerequisites: Graduate students only. Stamped approval required.
    Examines theories of and develops specific competencies in reading and language arts, social studies education, and science education; general teaching strategies; basic elements of curriculum design; and institutional policies and practices of elementary education. Application of these competencies in field settings. 10cr, 1st sem.
  • SED CH 553: Erly Chld St/Tc
  • SED CH 555: Student-Teaching Practicum: Elementary 1-6
    Required of all students seeking licensure as elementary teachers. Open only to degree candidates who have completed prerequisites. Supervised student teaching in a classtroom for grades 1-6. Includes curriculum development, methods of instruction, and evaluation of the learner. 10cr.
  • SED CH 655: Student-Teaching Practicum: Elementary 1-6
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites and have passed the School of Education Literacy Test.
    Supervised student-teaching in a classroom for grades 1-6. Includes curriculum development, direct instruction, and evaluation of the learner. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites and have passed the School of Education Literacy Test. Implementation of educational learning standards of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED CL 520: Methods of Teaching Latin and Classical Studies, 5-12
    Reviews traditional and recent curriculum materials in Latin and classics education at the middle and senior high school levels. Analyzes curricular goals for grades 5-12. Develops new instructional materials and classroom techniques for classics teachers. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED CL 540: Student-Teaching Practicum: Latin and Classical Studies, 5-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Student-teaching under the joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University supervisor. Minimum 300 hours required for initial licensure, 8 cr; for those also enrolling in SED CL 700, minimum of 150 hours required. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED CT 375: Preprac Sec Sch