Courses

Directed Study

SED AP 500 (Var credits)

Open to undergraduate students only. Prereq: approval of advisor, the faculty member who is to supervise the study, and department chair. Plans must be submitted in advance of registration on a form obtained from the department office. Variable cr, either sem.

Family & Community Engagement

SED AP 526 (2 credits)

This seminar examines the role of civil society in improving schools, family/school/community relationships, and advancing community relationships, and advancing community development, particularly in urban contexts, and collaborate in group projects on social entrepreneurship, service learning, full- service community schools, strategic alliances with businesses. A Community Education Leadership requirement. 2 cr.,1st sem.

2017FALLSEDAP526EC1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2017FALLSEDAP526ED1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2018SPRGSEDAP526 A1, Jan 24th to Mar 14th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 4:40 pm 7:25 pm
2018SPRGSEDAP526 OL, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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2018SPRGSEDAP526ED1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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Perspectives on Higher Education

SED AP 550 (4 credits)

An introduction to the history and philosophy of higher education in Europe and America. Focus on the interplay between the goals of the university and the demands placed on higher education by society. 4cr, 1st sem.

2017FALLSEDAP550 A1, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:40 pm 7:25 pm PSY B47
2017FALLSEDAP550 OL, Sep 5th to Oct 23rd 2017
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ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2018SPRGSEDAP550 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 6:30 pm 9:15 pm

Issues in Higher Education Administration

SED AP 551 (4 credits)

Examines crucial issues facing higher education administration, including curriculum, governance, finance, and mission. 4cr, 2nd sem.

2017FALLSEDAP551 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 5:00 pm 7:45 pm CAS 424
2018SPRGSEDAP551 A1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 4:40 pm 7:25 pm

Student Affairs in Higher Education

SED AP 553 (4 credits)

Many valuable university lessons are learned outside of the classroom. Through selected readings, class discussion, and guest lectures, this course will provide an overview of non-academic learning opportunities for student fostered by the departments that constitute student affairs divisions. 4cr, 2nd sem.

2017FALLSEDAP553 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
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R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm SED 406
2018SPRGSEDAP553 OL, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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ARR TBD TBD

Education and Religion

SED AP 630 (4 credits)

The relationship of government with schools and colleges based on religious convictions and the efforts of educators to shape and maintain a distinctive character in such institutions. Issues of educational freedom and the rights of parents from historical and comparative international perspectives. Students prepare a paper on a topic selected in consultation with the instructor. (Also offered as STH TE 845.)

Strategic Planning and Implementation

SED AP 662 (4 credits)

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a department, organization, school and/or school district in planning more effectively for a constantly changing internal and external environment. Emphasis will be placed on the components and the discipline of strategic planning and implementation. Primarily through in-class workshops, supplemented by lectures, presentations, readings, assignments and other activities, students will learn about the entire strategic planning and implementation process, applying the concepts and skills learned to their own practice as aspiring or developing leaders, and developing a strategic planning document on projects of their choice. 4cr, 2nd sem.

2017FALLSEDAP662 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 6:30 pm 9:15 pm PSY 212
2017FALLSEDAP662 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
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W 4:40 pm 7:25 pm SED 140
2018SPRGSEDAP662 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
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M 4:40 pm 7:25 pm
2018SPRGSEDAP662EC1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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ARR TBD TBD
2018SPRGSEDAP662ED1, Jan 23rd to May 15th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 5:00 pm 7:45 pm

Doctoral Colloquium in Educational Leadership and Development

SED AP 702 (2 credits)

Provides students with an understanding of the basic purposes and essential logic of educational inquiry. Students critically examine and discuss selected policy studies, research reports, and literature reviews in order to understand the evidentiary requirements for making factual claims. Connections are drawn to issues of research design. 2cr, 2nd sem.

Performance-Based Instructional Leadership

SED AP 720 (4 credits)

Utilizing theoretical constructs and practical experiences, this course is designed to prepare aspiring and developing principals, supervisors and other school leaders to organize, lead and transform schools and school systems into high performing organizations focused on student achievement. Through readings, case studies, presentations, independent and group work, and other activities, students will examine and analyze the qualities, characteristics, behaviors and practices of effective leaders, with an emphasis on effective instructional leadership. 4cr, 2nd sem.

2017FALLSEDAP720EC1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2018SPRGSEDAP720 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018
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T 5:00 pm 7:45 pm
2018SPRGSEDAP720ED1, Jan 23rd to May 11th 2018
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ARR TBD TBD

Educator Evaluation and Supervision

SED AP 750 (4 credits)

Students examine alternative perspectives on the evaluation and supervision of educational personnel, including legal, philosophical, and empirical perspectives. Emphasis in supervision is on effective patterns of interpersonal communication between subordinate and supervisory personnel. 4cr, 2nd sem.

2017FALLSEDAP750ED1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2018SPRGSEDAP750 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm
2018SPRGSEDAP750EC1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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ARR TBD TBD

Conflict Resolution

SED AP 751 (4 credits)

Focuses on both conceptual and practical aspects of conflict resolution within an educational institution. Addresses the general characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of negotiation, ombudsman, mediation, and arbitration processes as they apply to conflicts that arise in an educational setting; factors influencing the outcome of a conflict resolution effort; ethical considerations in using conflict resolution processes; and existing programs for training educational administrators, teachers, and students in conflict resolution techniques.

Educational Policy

SED AP 753 (4 credits)

State and national policies affecting k-12 education in the United States. Debates about common state standards, testing, school finance, language of instruction, school autonomy, teacher quality, and the rights of parents. 4cr, 1st sem.

2017FALLSEDAP753 A1, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:40 pm 7:25 pm EPC 201
2018SPRGSEDAP753 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:40 pm 7:25 pm

Educational Equity and the Law

SED AP 754 (2 credits)

Student and teacher rights and equal opportunity in K-12 education. 2cr, 1st sem.

2017FALLSEDAP754 A1, Sep 7th to Oct 19th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm SOC B61
2017FALLSEDAP754EC1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2017FALLSEDAP754ED1, Sep 4th to Oct 20th 2017
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ARR TBD TBD ROOM

Legal Issues in Higher Education

SED AP 755 (4 credits)

Using the case method, this course considers issues that arise in the administration of institutions of higher education and the ethical and legal principles applicable to their resolution. 4cr, 1st sem.

2017FALLSEDAP755 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
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W 4:40 pm 7:25 pm MUG 205
2018SPRGSEDAP755 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm

School Labor Relations and Personnel Management

SED AP 757 (2 credits)

Focus on policies and procedures affecting personnel management in the schools. Topics include: collective bargaining; managing reduction in force; grievance processing; legal liability of employees and officials; and equality considerations in recruitment, promotion, and affirmative action. 2cr, 1st sem.

2017FALLSEDAP757 A1, Oct 26th to Dec 7th 2017
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R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm SOC B61
2017FALLSEDAP757EC1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2017FALLSEDAP757ED1, Oct 23rd to Dec 15th 2017
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ARR TBD TBD ROOM

School Governance, Finance, and Operations

SED AP 758 (4 credits)

Focuses on the economics, politics, and administration of school finance from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the planning, policy, and procedural aspects of school funding, resource allocation, and school plant management. 4cr, 1st sem.

2017FALLSEDAP758 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
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W 4:40 pm 7:25 pm SED 206
2018SPRGSEDAP758 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
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M 4:40 pm 7:25 pm
2018SPRGSEDAP758EC1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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2018SPRGSEDAP758ED1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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Organizational Analysis

SED AP 761 (4 credits)

Students define and document organizational problems, identify positive and negative stakeholders, analyze possible problem causes using a range of theoretical frameworks, and examine alternative strategies for resolving or ameliorating the problem. Students should come to the first class with a specific organizational problem in mind and with sufficient knowledge of the organization to perform thorough and detailed analyses. Advanced copies of the syllabus are generally available several weeks in advance. 4cr, 2nd sem.

Advanced Policy Seminar

SED AP 771 (4 credits)

Students use appropriate theories and methods to examine critically important policy issues in public and private education and in corporate training and development. Includes preparation for departmental comprehensive examination. 4cr, 1st sem.

Professional Development Seminar

SED AP 801 (2 credits)

Aligning experiential learning (jobs, assistantships, and internships) with academic courses, this course helps students apply theory to practice and prepare them for future administrative roles in higher education.

2017FALLSEDAP801 IN, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
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M 7:45 pm 9:15 pm PSY B41
2018SPRGSEDAP801 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 6:30 pm 9:15 pm

Practicum/Apprenticeship/Internship: Principals (Pre-K-6)

SED AP 802 (Var credits)

Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Supervised field placement to demonstrate competencies in the principal's role. The internship requires 300 hours of supervised field placement. Open only to candidates for Massachusetts licensure as principals who have passed the School of Education Literacy Test. Var cr, either sem.

2017FALLSEDAP802 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2017FALLSEDAP802 B1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2018SPRGSEDAP802 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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ARR TBD TBD
2018SPRGSEDAP802EB1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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ARR TBD TBD