Education Core

  • 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.
  • SED ED 245: Theory and Practice of Peer Counseling
    Examines the theory of peer counseling and the development of specific counseling skills. Students enrolled in this class will serve as peer advisors in the CAS First Year Seminar course. 2 cr. Either sem.
  • SED ED 246: Practicum in Peer Leadership and Mentoring
    Provides advanced mentoring training and leadership experience for selected students who have completed ED245 (Theory and Practice or Peer Counseling). Students will mentor the students serving as peer mentors in FY101 (First Year Seminar) and enrolled in ED245. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ED 251: Community Service in an Urban Setting
    For students participating in volunteer community service; reflect on the experience, with academically- appropriate readings, periodic discussion guided by the instructor, and graded writing assignments. A1: Volunteering in the Boston Public Schools. Instructor: Ruth Shane. B1: Volunteering with Reach out and Read. Instructor: Katherine Sullivan
  • SED ED 410: Social Context of Education
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Juniors and seniors only. (SED ED 410 section C1 open to Non-SED students ONLY. All levels.)
    How culture, race, language, poverty, social change, urban pressures, and rural isolation affect the work of schools and other educational institutions, based upon reading, discussion, field research, and extensive writing by students. SED ED 410 A1 and ED 412 A1 must be taken in the same semester or ED 410 B1 in the fall and ED 412 B1 in the spring. 2cr.
  • SED ED 412: Civic Context of Education
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ED 410; Juniors and Seniors only. (SED ED 412 section C1 open to Non-SED students ONLY. All levels.)
    Political and professional decision making in education in a democracy, emergent issues in educational policy, and the ethics of educational practice, based upon reading, discussion, planning exercises, and extensive writing by students. ED 410 A1 and ED 412 A1 must be taken in the same semester or ED 410 B1 in the fall and ED 412 B1 in the spring. 2cr.
  • SED ED 500: Foundations of Educational Practices
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to graduate students enrolled in classroom initial licensure programs.
    Open only to graduate students enrolled in classroom initial licensure programs. Focuses on learning and teaching in schools in terms of historical, philosophical, social, and political issues. An introduction to the occupation of teaching through placement in local schools, lectures, readings, written assignments, and small group discussions. 6cr, 1st sem, Summer Term.
  • SED ED 501: Foundations of Educational Practice Lab
    Orientation to school requirements, state licensure, and technology. Introduction to the uses of educational media and technology in classrooms. Includes introduction to networks accessible to teachers and students. Must be taken concurrently with SED ED 500. 1st sem, Summer Term.
  • SED ED 502: Ana Fnds Tch
  • SED ED 503: Professional Teaching Seminar I: Analyzing Foundations of Teaching
    Introductory seminar analyzes important foundational teaching issues: varieties of excellent teaching, diverse philosophies of schools, curriculum complexities in middle and senior high schools, history of education for the 20th and 21st centuries, and the power of community - culture - school inter-relations. ED 502 A1 must be taken in the fall, and ED 503 A1 must be taken in the spring.
  • SED ED 600: Schooling in the United States
    An overview of the social and policy context of elementary and secondary schooling in the United States, and of current reform initiatives, through readings, guest speakers, discussions, and field experiences in urban schools. 4 cr. either sem.
  • SED ED 703: Intellectual History of Education: Plato, Rousseau, James and Lewis
    Readings in and discussion of The Republic, Émile, Talks with Teachers, and The Abolition of Man? Intended to introduce doctoral students to the thinking and writing about significant issues in education with conceptual sophistication. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ED 704: The Intellectual Foundations of Education
    Emphasize close readings of selections from significant philosophic texts, discussions about the issues they raise, and connections to contemporary debates about American education. Included will be selections from Locke, Franklin, Jefferson, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, Emerson, Mann, and Dewey. 4cr, 2nd sem.