Courses

Directed Study

SED AP 500 (Var credits)

This course description is currently under construction.

Family & Community Engagement

SED AP 526 (2 credits)

Examines the role of schools, families and community agencies and the critical partnerships that must be forged between them to support student learning and well-being.? The primary goal of this seminar is to deepen understanding of the systemic obstacles -- and possibilities - - to improve our school systems and narrow achievement gaps. 2 cr.

2017FALLSEDAP526EC1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2017FALLSEDAP526ED1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2018SPRGSEDAP526 A1, Jan 24th to Mar 14th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 4:40 pm 7:25 pm PSY B50
2018SPRGSEDAP526ED1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM

Perspectives on Higher Education

SED AP 550 (4 credits)

Provides a foundational understanding of the history of U.S. higher education, while fostering substantive dialogue and analysis of significant perspectives, events, and trends relevant to higher education today. Focuses on the interplay between the goals of the university and the demands placed on higher education by society. 4 cr.

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
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
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 PSY B41

Issues in Higher Education Administration

SED AP 551 (4 credits)

Emerging issues happening in the field of higher education, with particular focus on administration. Challenges and concerns facing the present and future of higher education. Students will engage in substantive dialogue and analysis toward a constructively critical perspective of university leadership and administration. Prereq: AP 550. 4 cr.

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 SOC B59

Student Affairs in Higher Education

SED AP 553 (4 credits)

Focuses on university divisions intentionally structured to shape students' character, to foster students' development, to provide services, and to educate students via various co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences. Is designed to develop a deep understanding of the history, philosophy, and mission of Student Affairs within the context of higher education. 4 cr.

2017FALLSEDAP553 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm SED 406
2018SPRGSEDAP553 OL, Jan 16th to Mar 5th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM

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) 4 cr.

Strategic Planning and Implementation

SED AP 662 (4 credits)

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. Students 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. 4 cr.

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

Doctoral Colloquium in Educational Leadership and Development

SED AP 702 (2 credits)

Develops 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. 2 cr.

Performance-Based Instructional Leadership

SED AP 720 (4 credits)

Designed to prepare aspiring and developing school leaders to organize, lead and transform schools and school systems into high performing organizations focused on student achievement. Students will examine and analyze the qualities, characteristics, behaviors and practices of effective leaders, with an emphasis on effective instructional leadership. 4 cr.

2018SPRGSEDAP720 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 5:00 pm 7:45 pm SOC B59
2018SPRGSEDAP720ED1, Jan 23rd to May 11th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM

Educator Evaluation and Supervision

SED AP 750 (4 credits)

Develops an understanding of various legal, philosophical, and empirical perspectives on the evaluation and supervision of educational personnel. Emphasis in supervision is on effective patterns of interpersonal communication between subordinate and supervisory personnel. 4 cr.

2018SPRGSEDAP750 A1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm CAS 312
2018SPRGSEDAP750EC1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM

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. 4cr. 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)

Develop an understanding of 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. 4 cr.

2018SPRGSEDAP753 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:40 pm 7:25 pm SED 212

Educational Equity and the Law

SED AP 754 (2 credits)

Student and teacher rights and equal opportunity in K-12 education. 2 cr.

2017FALLSEDAP754 A1, Sep 7th to Oct 19th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm SOC B61

Legal Issues in Higher Education

SED AP 755 (4 credits)

AP 755 is designed to consider issues that arise in the administration of institutions of higher education and the ethical and legal principles applicable to their resolution. Educational institutions experience difficult legal and policy decisions similar to every other industry, including but not limited to situations regarding freedom of speech, expression, and association; due process and right to privacy; discrimination on the basis of identity; use of alcohol; and ownership and use of intellectual property. This course will explore the shifting perspectives on higher education law and how those legal decisions impact one's work in higher education. Students will examine the foundations of higher education law, analyze cases, and explore application of the law in practice to help them make sound decisions in their various roles in education. 4 cr.

2017FALLSEDAP755 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
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 CAS 424

School Labor Relations and Personnel Management

SED AP 757 (2 credits)

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. 2 cr.

2017FALLSEDAP757 A1, Oct 26th to Dec 7th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 7:45 pm SOC B61

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. 4 cr.

2017FALLSEDAP758 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 4:40 pm 7:25 pm SED 206
2018SPRGSEDAP758 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:40 pm 7:25 pm SED 206
2018SPRGSEDAP758EC1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2018SPRGSEDAP758ED1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

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. 4 cr.

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. Instructor permission required. 4 cr.

Professional Development Seminar

SED AP 801 (2 credits)

Designed to assist students in making meaning of their assistantship, internship, or other field placement experiences in student affairs or academic affairs administration. 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. Students apply theory to practice to prepare for future administrative roles in higher education. Part I: Institutional types and functional areas, practice self-management, analyze socialization practices, and examine professional competencies, standards, and associations. Part II: Implementation of professional development plans, preparation for the job search, supervision styles and skills, professional evaluations and feedback. 2 cr, May be repeated.

2017FALLSEDAP801 IN, Sep 11th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 7:45 pm 9:15 pm PSY B41
2018SPRGSEDAP801 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:30 pm 6:15 pm PSY B41

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

SED AP 802 (Var credits)

600 hours of supervised clinical experience in the role of a principal/assistant principal (300 hours/4 credits per semester, for two semesters). Through such a residency, students will assume responsibility for both routine activities and special assignments encompassing the four Massachusetts administrative leadership standards: Instructional Leadership, Management and Operations, Family and Community Engagement, and Professional Culture. ? During each monthly seminar session, students will reflect on their activities and, in collaboration with the seminar leader, track their mastery of each standard and indicator. Open only to candidates for Massachusetts licensure as a principal/assistant principal who have completed at least 16 credits of coursework for initial licensure. 4 cr.

2017FALLSEDAP802 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2017FALLSEDAP802 B1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2018SPRGSEDAP802 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM
2018SPRGSEDAP802EB1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD ROOM