Social Studies Education

  • SED SO 507: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: History and Social Science, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED SO 510.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. OPen only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For description, see SED SO 509. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 508: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: History and Social Science, 8-12
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED SO 509.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. OPen only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For description, see SED SO 510. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 509: Student-Teaching Practicum: History and Social Science, 5-8
    Student teaching under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 510: Student-Teaching Practicum: History and Social Science, 8-12
    Student teaching under joint supervision of a cooperating practitioner and a University representative. Minimum 300 hours required. 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 520: 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, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 566: Developing Historical Literacy, 5-12
    Students will investigate the history, subspecialties, pedagogy, and research in history education as related to historical thinking, literacy, and problem solving. Students will develop competencies in developing and presenting research-based history lessons. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED SO 567: History Laboratory
    History Lab will be held at the Old North Church in the North End of Boston. There, we will explore how to develop lessons using historic documents, objects, and places. Ideal for those who want to incorporate authentic historical materials and methods into their classrooms. Each class will explore an essential historical question, skill, and/or concept, such as: * History v. the Past: How can the same object can be interpreted differently in the same time period by different people; different time periods for different purposes? * How do you determine "meaning" when the idea transcends the object? * What does the arrangement of physical space reveal about the individuals who used that space? Based on each question, students will use primary and secondary historic sources to 'solve' that historical question. Once the question is "solved," the remainder of the class will be devoted to exploring multiple ways and instances in which to teach that question, skill, and/or concept. Students will then practice teaching these skills and concepts to each other or other volunteers drawn from the historic site. This is a great way to begin to explore or expand your history teaching skills in a really interesting, fun environment, while learning about one of the great historic sites in Boston. 2cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 572: Curriculum and Special Methods for History and Social Science, 5-12
    Reviews traditional and recent curriculum materials in history or social science education for middle, junior, and senior high school. Analysis of curricular goals for grades 5-12. Development of new teaching materials and classroom techniques for social studies education at various age levels. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SO 713: Field Experience: Intercultural Education
    Field experience in intercultural education within an educational setting. In most cases, this involves the development of instructional materials and a research project. 4cr
  • SED SO 933: Doc Sem Hist Ed
  • SED SO 935: Advanced Doctoral Seminar in Civic Education and Engagement
    Study of the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and curricular foundations of civic education/education for democracy. Open to doctoral students, CAGS students, and (with permission) upper-level master's students intending to pursue doctoral study in history/social studies education. 4cr. alt fall semesters or by arrangement.