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. 2 cr.
  • SED ED 212: Introduction to Positive Psychology
    This course focuses on the psychological aspects of living a fulfilling and flourishing life. This course will help students build related skills such that they can integrate a positive psychology approach to teaching, coaching, leadership and/or counseling. 2 cr.
  • SED ED 214: Educating Global Citizens
    Learn and act. Explore conflict resolution by studying current global events and teaching Boston-area high school students experiential education approach to successful mediation. As a final project, small groups author new, original geopolitical 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. 2 cr.
  • SED ED 225: Project Citizen: Promoting Civic Engagement
    The course examines how a model of citizen action (Project Citizen) can be used to promote active and informed citizenship among youth and adults. Students apply that model to analyze and influence a current public policy of their choice. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • 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. 2 cr.
  • 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. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Oral and/or Signed Communication.
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
  • SED ED 246: Practicum in Peer Leadership and Mentoring
    Provides advanced mentoring training and leadership experience for selected students who have completed ED 245 (Theory and Practice or Peer Counseling). Students will mentor the students serving as peer mentors in FY101 (First Year Seminar) and enrolled in ED245. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • 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 502: 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. 0 cr.
  • 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. Prereq ED 502. 2 cr.
  • SED ED 530: Fieldwork in Education
    Semester-long, 300-hour school-based experience for education majors as an alternative to student teaching. The purpose of this field experience is to provide students an opportunity to observe, participate, and reflect upon classroom organization, management, instruction, and interactions. Does not satisfy requirements for student teaching. Permission of Instructor. 150- 300 hours. Variable cr.
  • SED ED 800: Pro-Seminar in Educational Studies: Theories of Teaching, Learning, and Equity
    This year-long doctoral pro-seminar consists of two four-credit courses: Theories of Teaching, Learning, and Equity and Educational Foundations and Systems. It is required for students in their first year of doctoral program in Educational Studies. The course orients students to doctoral work in the School of Education, introduces major concepts and lenses that have shaped schooling and educational research, and foregrounds issues of equity and social justice. 4cr.
  • SED ED 801: Pro-Seminar in Educational Studies: Educational Foundations and Systems
    This year-long doctoral pro-seminar consists of two four-credit courses: Theories of Teaching, Learning, and Equity and Educational Foundations and Systems. It is required for students in their first year of doctoral program in Educational Studies. The course orients students to doctoral work in the School of Education, introduces major concepts and lenses that have shaped schooling and educational research, and foregrounds issues of equity and social justice. 4cr.
  • SED ED 900: Qualifying Task
  • SED ED 950: Continuing Study
    For EdM, CAGS, and EdD candidates who have completed all coursework and who are preparing for comprehensive examinations or dissertation hearings, or are completing theses. 0 cr.