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.

2014FALLSEDAP500 F1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

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.

2014FALLSEDAP550 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:00 pm 7:00 pm COM 215
2015SPRGSEDAP550 A1, Jan 5th to Apr 27th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:00 pm 7:00 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.

2014FALLSEDAP551 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:00 pm 7:00 pm SED 212
2015SPRGSEDAP551 A1, Jan 7th to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 4:00 pm 7:00 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.

2015SPRGSEDAP553 A1, Jan 1st to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

Diversity and Justice in Education

SED AP 600 (4 credits)

How schools, colleges, and other education settings are affected by the growing pluralism of our society; the tension between respect for diversity and the maintenance of common purpose. Strategies of integration and separate development and of remediation and enrichment. 4cr, either sem.

2014FALLSEDAP600 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:00 pm 7:00 pm CAS 424

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.

2014FALLSEDAP662 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 4:00 pm 7:00 pm SED 406
2014FALLSEDAP662ED1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

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.

2015SPRGSEDAP702 A1, Jan 6th to Apr 28th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

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.

2014FALLSEDAP720EC1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2014FALLSEDAP720ED1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGSEDAP720 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:00 pm 7:00 pm
2015SPRGSEDAP720EB1, Jan 1st to May 1st 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
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.

2015SPRGSEDAP750 A1, Jan 1st to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

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.

2015SPRGSEDAP751 A1, Jan 1st to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

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.

2015SPRGSEDAP753 A1, Jan 6th to Apr 28th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:00 pm 7:00 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.

2014FALLSEDAP754 A1, Sep 4th to Oct 16th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 7:00 pm SED 307
2014FALLSEDAP754EC1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

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.

2014FALLSEDAP755 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:30 pm 8:30 pm GCB 206

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.

2014FALLSEDAP757 A1, Oct 23rd to Dec 4th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 7:00 pm SED 210
2014FALLSEDAP757EC1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

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.

2014FALLSEDAP758 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:00 pm 7:00 pm SED 205
2015SPRGSEDAP758EA1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
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. 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.

2015SPRGSEDAP761 A1, Jan 5th to Apr 27th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

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.

2014FALLSEDAP771 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 4:00 pm 7:00 pm SED 602

Internship

SED AP 801 (2 credits)

Part-time unpaid assignment in approved educational or community agency. Var.

2014FALLSEDAP801 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 2:30 pm 4:00 pm SED 208
2015SPRGSEDAP801 A1, Jan 6th to Apr 28th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 2:30 pm 4:00 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.

2014FALLSEDAP802 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2014FALLSEDAP802EA1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGSEDAP802 A1, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD