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SED CT 375: Preprac Sec Sch
SED CT 500: Directed Study
Student initiated directed study to be completed with faculty member. var cr. either sem.
SED CT 510: Cultural Identity and Global Education
Examine various ways in which global education has been conceptualized and implemented throughout the world. Produce educational media with young members of a cultural community in the Boston area. 2cr, either sem.
SED CT 534: A Practical Approach to Classroom Management
CT534 is designed to support middle and secondary teachers in developing a practical, effective and low-stress approach to classroom management. The course focuses on a classroom management system with four components: classroom structure, limit-setting, responsibility training and back-up systems. Through course readings, reflective writing, class discussion and simulations, participants will develop effective classroom management practices, break current "high cost" and ineffective strategies, and establish a proactive, positive classroom setting that maximizes time on learning and minimizes classroom disruptions. 2cr. 1st sem.
SED CT 556: Classroom Assessment
Emphasizes principles and procedures of assessment that are of primary importance to educational practitioners. Includes diagnostic tests, construction of classroom tests, observation techniques, and performance measures; norm- and criterion-referenced assessment; uses of standardized tests, current issues and controversies. 4cr, either sem.
SED CT 575: General Methods of Instruction, 5-12
Development of teaching skills and classroom strategies common to a variety of teaching matters. Includes instructional planning, integrating subject matter with learner's age level and educational environment. Analysis of best practices across all academic areas, learning theories, evaluation, and specific teaching techniques; 4cr, either sem.
SED CT 639: Building Democratic Schools
This course is intended for students interested in school leadership or not for profit leadership. Students will examine a wide range of issues related to the philosophy, planning, governance and sustenance of democratic schools. 4cr, either sem.
SED CT 703: Mentored Field Experience
Open to matriculated students in Curriculum & Teaching seeking professional licensure in a field and at the level in which they hold a valid initial license. A minimum of 60 hours of mentored experience beyond the induction year. Seminar and field consultation with University staff. 2cr.
SED CT 750: Basic Principles for Curriculum and Teaching
Analysis of important philosophers (e.g., Plato, Aristotle, Dewey, Whitehead) for insights into principles of curriculum design and classroom teaching. Focuses on accurate formulation of current and classic educational problems. Seminar format for doctoral students only. Required for departmental EdD students. 4cr, 2nd sem.
SED CT 770: Seminar on Teaching
In-depth study of the philosophy, sociology, the practice of teaching. Although most of the readings related are pre-K-12 schooling, students interested in teaching in other settings are welcome. Not a course in beginning methods of instruction. 4cr, alternating fall semesters.
SED CT 799: Master's Thesis in Curriculum and Teaching
Students seeking to complete a master's thesis must present a proposal and secure approval of the department chairman, one faculty member to direct the study, and one other faculty member. 4cr, either sem.
SED CT 801: Practicum/Practicum Equivalent: Supervisor/Director
Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to candidates for Massachusetts certification as supervisors/directors and to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
Supervised field placement for 300 hours for one semester to demonstrate competencies in the supervisor/director role. Sections indicate specialties that are supervised by practitioners within that area. Open only to candidates for Massachusetts licensure as supervisors/directors and to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. 4cr, either sem.
SED CT 802: Field Experience in Curriculum and Teaching
Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Consent of department chairman required.
Supervised field experience for students holding professional appointments. Must meet field of knowledge requirements and professional preparation that is equivalent to licensure sequence. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Consent of department chair required. 8cr, either sem.
SED CT 900: Independent Study
See SED AP 900 for description.
SED CT 999: Dissertation Advisement
See SED AP 999 for description.