Distance Education/Online Courses

Course details for summer 2015 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in summer 2014 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

Colleges: Metropolitan College | School of Education

Metropolitan College

The Sounds of Poetry

MET EN 240

Online offering. This course is based on the idea that the art of poetry, like speech itself, is both intellectual and physical: vocal, though not necessarily performative. The Favorite Poem Project, founded by Robert Pinsky, is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry's role in Americans' lives. Through watching the FPP videos, reading the accompanying anthology, An Invitation to Poetry, as well as Professor Pinsky's guide, The Sounds of Poetry, students gain a better understanding of poetry, hear more of what is happening in poems, and are able to better articulate the ways in which words can have an effect on a speaker/listener/reader. Students write weekly responses to poems and videos, watch poetry lectures by distinguished contemporary poets, and compile their own personal poetry anthologies. The course culminates in a presentation of a Favorite Poem video as well as a discussion with Robert Pinsky about the Favorite Poem Project and all things poetry. For further information, please call the Office of Distance Education at 617-358-1960. 4 cr.


School of Education

Technology and Curriculum Integration Workshop

SED EM 560

Online offering. Students build competencies in appropriate technology integration through case studies, discussions, readings, and through designing and evaluating tech-integrated lessons. Specific topics include how technology can support and enhance learning curriculum, how teachers progress through identified stages of expertise in teaching with technology, and how a technology infused learning environment should be developed. Students investigate the instructional and operational differences between a desktop program and a one-to-one program. For further information, call the Office of Distance Education at 617-358-1960. 4 cr.


Seminar: Computers in Education

SED EM 592

Online offering. Topic for Summer 2014: Using Technology to Enhance Curriculum. A licensure required course designed to introduce graduate education students to the uses of educational technology in the classroom. Students will develop strategies for using technology as a tool to enhance curriculum goals. 2 cr.


Cyberethics and Policies for Technology Use

SED EM 630

Online offering. Learners investigate how virtues such as courage, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship, and trustworthiness relate to issues of privacy, plagiarism, identity, hate speech, cyberbullying, rumor spreading, and hacking in cyberspace. Learners develop activities and lesson plans for teaching cyberethics. Internet access is required and high speed or broadband connection is recommended. 4 cr.


Methods of Coaching

SED PE 501

Online offering. Principles and problems in coaching various individual and team sports. Theory and techniques in coaching including offensive and defensive strategy and scouting. Women's and men's sports. For further information, please call the Office of Distance Education at 617-358-1960. 4 cr.


Introduction to Research

SED RS 600

Introduces students to the skills and methods used in conducting research and in establishing the criteria for identifying research-based practice, interventions, and curriculum in education settings. Students become familiar with quantitative, mixed method, and action research approach to inquiry. Students develop skills in conducting literature searches, examine empirical research studies and learn how to apply these methods to answer questions that are relevant to their graduate program area. Students should leave this course better consumers of research findings presented in the mass media, able to critically read primary research articles, and able to participate in research-based efforts to improve education. 4 cr.


Assessment In Special Education: Procedures

SED SE 751

Online offering. Examines both alternative assessment and standardized test instruments. Assessment practices and critical issues are addressed, including the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse pupils. Examples include math, literacy/reading, social/adaptive behaviors, cognitive aptitude, and career-vocational considerations. 4 cr.