Courses

  • SED EC 350: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    Overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood education, Pre-K-2. Study of selected programs and curriculum models in a variety of settings. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 405: Preschool Curriculum and Fieldwork
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ED 100 and SED EC 305; Stamped approval required.
    Required in initial licensure program for majors. Includes supervised teaching of 3-to-5-year-olds. Emphasis on curriculum development, instructional planning, classroom management, assessment/evaluation, and adaption of teaching to special learners. 8cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 453: Early Childhood Practicum K
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED EC 350 and SED EC 405; Stamped approval required.
    Develops competency in reading and language skills, social and science education, basic elements of curriculum design, and the institutional policies and practices of early childhood education. 8cr, both sem.
  • SED EC 507: Role of Play in Child Development
    Examines theories of play. Role of play in cognitive, affective, and social development of the child; play and creativity. Field observation and analysis required for licensure program students. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED EC 511: Early Childhood Curriculum and Prepracticum
    Seminars and fieldwork in early childhood classrooms. Seminars examine instructional practices in literacy and language arts, social science, and science. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 516: Early Childhood Curriculum and Practicum, K-2
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED EC 611; Stamped approval required. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Graduate students only.
    Open only to matriculated graduate students. Includes reading and the other language arts, social science and science education, as well as basic elements of curriculum design, instruction, assessment, and classroom management in early childhood classrooms, K-2. Application in field settings. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED EC 553: Early Childhood Student-Teaching Practicum 1-2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED EC 453.
    Required of students who seek licensure in early childhood education. Supervised student teaching in a 1- 2 classroom (for undergraduates only) including classroom management and evaluation of the learner. Requires participation in seminars. 10cr (undergraduate), either sem.
  • SED EC 556: Children's Literature for the Early Childhood Teachers, Pre-K-2
    Introduces a wide array of children's literature, fiction and nonfiction, appropriate and necessary for the establishment of a literacy-based classroom. Students develop criteria for literature evaluation, investigate media's influence upon literature, and explore ways to incorporate children's literature throughout the preK-2 curriculum. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 557: Classroom-Based Assessment of Young Children, Pre K-2
    Prepares early childhood majors to conduct assessment of children within the classroom. History of assessment, current trends, and assessment principles will be examined. Students will evaluate assessment tools and gain skills necessary for classroom-based assessment. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED EC 605: Topics in Child Development and Education
    Graduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    In-depth coverage of selected aspects of development in children from birth to seven years. Includes both descriptive information (milestones) and theory (processes accounting for development). Stresses applications to early education. Taken concurrently with SED EC611 by graduate students in the licensure program unless waiver is obtained. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EC 611: Preschool Curriculum and Prepracticum
    Graduate Prerequisites: Stamped approval required.
    Open only to matriculated graduate students in the licensure program. Field-based course emphasizing instruction materials design, curriculm development, and observation and assessment at the preschool level. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EC 653: Early Childhood Practicum, Grades 1-2
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED EC 611; Stamped approval required.
    Required for students seeking licensure. Provides one semester of supervised work in curriculum development, materials design, and classroom organization and management. Requires 5-day-per-week involvement in a Grades 1-2 classroom and participation in five seminars. 8cr, either sem.
  • SED ED 201: Tutoring Struggling Readers and Writers
    This course is intended for those who are outside the profession of education (e.g. parents, community workers, non-SED students) to support children and adults who find learning to read and write difficult. The course will provide an introduction to the types of texts and teaching strategies that make a difference.
  • SED ED 207: Contemporary Issues in Education Policy (International Perspective)
    A series of lectures and discussions designed to address contemporary issues in education, this course will devote time each week to exploring aspects of education policy in different countries. Topics that will be addressed include: school finance, school choice, international testing, policies affecting immigrant and minority children, and the role of international organizations. Stillings, Wed. 6:00-7:30
  • SED ED 210: Exploring Careers in Science Education
    For science majors interested in exploring careers in science education. Students will work directly with teachers from CityLab, a biotechnology learning laboratory at BU's School of Medicine and the Boston Museum of Science. Dates/times TBA
  • SED ED 211: Emerging Technologies in Education
    Use wikis, blogs, social book marking, photo sharing sites, and podcasting to evaluate your own learning and to create educational materials in this brand new 2-credit evening course. (meets for entire semester)
  • SED ED 214: Educating Global Citizens
    Learn and act. Explore conflict resolution by studying current global events and teaching Boston-area high school students the ?experiential education? approach to successful mediation. As a final project, small groups author new, original geo-political case studies they employ in high school classrooms, gaining an in-depth understanding of how to teach the origins, potential consequences and solutions to global issues facing us today.
  • SED ED 225: 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, on demand.
  • SED ED 226: Tching Matters
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • SED ED 231: Tutoring Readers and Writers
    This course is intended for those who are outside the profession of education (e.g. parents, community workers, non-SED students) to support children and adults who find learning to read and write difficult. The course will provide an introduction to the types of texts and teaching strategies that make a difference.