Courses

  • SED AP 500: Directed Study
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Open to undergraduate students only. approval of advisor, the facultymember who is to supervise the study, and department chairman.
    Prereq: Approval of advisor. Signed plan of study must be submitted in advance of registration on a Directed study form obtained from the SED Office of Records. Var cr.
  • SED AP 526: Family & Community Engagement
    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.
  • SED AP 550: Perspectives on Higher Education
    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.
  • SED AP 551: Issues in Higher Education Administration
    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.
  • SED AP 552: Leadership, Values & Ethics in Higher Education
    This course enhances understanding of the theory and practice of higher education leadership, grounded in personal, organizational, and professional values and challenged by ethical dilemmas. It explores multiple leadership theories, methods of values discernment, and tactics of addressing ethical dilemmas in higher education.
  • SED AP 553: Student Affairs in Higher Education
    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.
  • SED AP 600: Diversity and Justice in Education
    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. 4 cr.
  • SED AP 615: Theories of Student Learning & Development in Higher Education
    Examines theories of students' personal and social development in college as well as emerging research on student learning in college. Students will employ a theory-to- practice approach that uses campus environment theories to cultivate safe, inclusive, and engaging communities of learning. 4 cr.
  • SED AP 625: Global Higher Education
    This course explores the dynamic global landscape of higher education, compares and contrasts differing national models, and delves into how US institutions internationalize their efforts and create professional roles on campuses, both here and abroad, that support global programs and students from other countries. 4cr.
  • SED AP 662: Strategic Planning and Implementation
    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.
  • SED AP 720: Performance-Based Instructional Leadership
    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.
  • SED AP 750: Educator Evaluation and Supervision
    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.
  • SED AP 753: Educational Policy
    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.
  • SED AP 754: Educational Equity and the Law
    Student and teacher rights and equal opportunity in K-12 education. 2 cr.
  • SED AP 755: Legal Issues in Higher Education
    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.
  • SED AP 757: School Labor Relations and Personnel Management
    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.
  • SED AP 758: School Governance, Finance, and Operations
    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.
  • SED AP 801: Professional Development Seminar
    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.
  • SED AP 802: Practicum/Apprenticeship/Internship: Principals (Pre-K-6)
    Graduate Prerequisites: Completion of 16 credits of coursework required for initial licensure.
    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.
  • SED AP 803: Practicum/Apprenticeship/Internship: Principals (5-8)
    Graduate Prerequisites: Completion of 16 credits of coursework required for initial licensure.
    Practicum and Seminar: Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8) 600 hours of supervised clinical experience 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.