Minors

The School of Education sponsors three minors for students enrolled in any school or college within Boston University. Minors are offered in Education, Deaf Studies, and Physical Education, Health Education & Coaching. SED minors do not meet requirements for teacher licensure.

To apply for any of the following minors please follow the link provided:

SED Minor Declaration Form

Students intending to declare a minor, must complete a Minor Declaration form in the Records/Advising offices of their home school.

Education

The Education minor is offered to undergraduate students at Boston University wishing to enhance their knowledge of education. Requirements include 16 credits of core courses and 8 credits of electives.

Core Courses (16 Credits)

  • SED ED 100/101 Introduction to Education, 6 cr
  • SED ED 410 Social Context of Education, 2 cr
  • SED ED 412 Civic Context of Education, 2 cr
  • SED SE 250 Disability, Education, and Public Policy, 4 cr
  • SED ED 2xx Topical Seminar, 2 cr

Elective Courses (8 credits)

  • SED CE 500 Introduction to Counseling, 4 cr
  • SED CT 522 Character and Ethics Education, 4 cr
  • SED DS 502 Adolescent Growth and Development, 2 cr
  • SED EC 305 Child Dev. & Early Childhood Education, 4 cr
  • SED EC 350 Intro. to Early Childhood Education, 2 cr
  • SED EC 556 Children’s Literature for the Early Childhood Teacher (Pre-K-2), 2 cr
  • SED EC 557 Classroom-Based Assessment of Young Children (Pre-K-2), 2 cr
  • SED ED 2xx Topical Seminars, 2 cr
  • SED HE 221 Foundations of Health Education, 2 cr
  • SED LR 501 Teaching of Reading, 4 cr
  • SED PE 211 Movement Education: Early Childhood to Adolescence, 2 cr
  • SED PE 375 Psychology of Sport, 4 cr
  • SED PE 501 Methods of Coaching, 4 cr
  • SED SE 401 Special Education: Cognition and Learning, 4 cr
  • SED SE 502 Behavioral + Emotional Problems: Characteristics and Methods, 4 cr
  • SED SE 503 Learning Disabilities: Characteristics and Methods, 4 cr

Deaf Studies

The Deaf Studies minor is offered to undergraduate students at Boston University wishing to enhance their knowledge of the history, language, and culture of Deaf people. Students will complete 24 credits from the list below:

Core Courses (16 credits)

  • SED DE 570 American Sign Language I
  • SED DE 571 American Sign Language II
  • SED DE 590 American Sign Language III
  • SED DE 591 American Sign Language IV

Elective Courses (8 credits)

  • SED DE 500 Introduction to the Deaf-World
  • SED DE 550 History and Culture of the Deaf
  • SED DE 551 Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore
  • SED DE 554 Field Experience: Deaf Studies
  • SED DE 572 Psychology, Sociology, and the Deaf
  • SED DE 672 American Sign Language Structure

Physical Education, Health Education & Coaching

The Physical Education, Health Education & Coaching minor is offered to undergraduate students at Boston University wishing to enhance their knowledge of physical education, health education, and coaching. Students will complete 14 credits of core courses and 6 credits of electives from the list below:

NOTE: Course level 500+ are restricted to upperclassmen or require permission of the instructor. Other courses could be applied as electives. Please contact Dr. Sarah Sparrow-Benes for course approval or with any questions

Core Courses (14 credits)

  • SED ED 100/101 Introduction to Education, 6 cr
  • SED PE 103 Introduction to Human Movement, 2 cr
  • SED PE 250 Community Leadership through Youth Sport Coaching, 2 cr
  • SED PE 211 Movement Education, Early Childhood to Adolescence, 2 cr OR
  • SED PE 513 Pre-Practicum: Practical Applications for PE and HE, 4 cr
  • SED HE 221 Foundations of Health Education, 2 cr

Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • SED PE 211 Movement Education: Early Childhood to Adolescence, 2 cr
  • SED PE 501 Methods of Coaching, 4 cr
  • SED PE 506 Motor Development: Practical Applications for Movement, 4 cr
  • SED PE 513 Practical Applications for PE and HE 4 cr
  • SED PE 375 Psychology of Sport, 4 cr
  • SED HE 522 Community Health, 4 cr
  • SED HE 523 Applied Nutrition, 4 cr
  • SED HE 722 Curriculum Development for Health, Movement, and Wellness, 4 cr (Sr. status) OR
  • SED PE or HE summer term course at BU

Special Education

The minor includes an introductory course (SE 250: Disability, Education, and Public Policy), courses on specific disabilities, and fieldwork with students with disabilities. The additional 6 elective credits can be selected from courses focused on families with children with disabilities, autism, assessment, classroom and behavior management, or a more general course in education.

Core Courses (18 Credits)

  • SED SE 250 Disability Education and Public policy, 4 cr
  • SED SE 503 Introduction to Learning Disabilities, 4 cr
  • SED SE 502 Introduction to Emotional Disturbance, 4 cr
  • SED SE 504 Introduction to Early Childhood Disabilities, 2 cr
  • SED SE 505 Introduction to Severe Disabilities, 2 cr
  • SED SE 315 Fieldwork: Students with Disabilities, 2 cr

Elective Courses (6 Credits)

  • SED SE 534 Classroom and Behavior Management, 2 cr
  • SED SE 515 Assessment in Special Education 2 cr
  • SED SE 535 Introduction to Autism, 2 cr
  • SED ED 100 Introduction to Education, 6 cr
  • SED SE 533 Families with Children with Disabilities, 4 cr

For more information on minors, please contact the Office of Student Services at 617-353-3177 or sedstdt@bu.edu

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.