Education

School of Education

Foundations of Educational Practices

SED ED 500

Focuses on learning and teaching in schools in terms of historical, philosophical, social, and political issues. An introduction to the profession of teaching through placement in local schools, lectures, readings, written assignments, and small group discussions. Includes field experience. Students must also register for SED ED 501. Open only to grad students enrolled in initial classroom licensure programs. 6 cr. Tuition: $3600

Summer 2 (June 23-August 1)

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Foundations of Educational Practice Lab

SED ED 501

Must be taken concurrently with SED ED 500. Orientation to various curriculum materials, state licensure requirements, and technology. Introduction to diverse uses of educational media and technology in classrooms. Includes introduction to a wide range of networks accessible to teachers and students. 0 cr. Tuition: $0

Summer 2 (June 23-August 1)

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The History of Boston University and its Presidents

SED AP 605

Provides a general overview of the history of Boston University, from its founding in 1839 to its work in the present era. While studying the educational changes that occasioned its historical development, students also explore the leadership of the University's ten Presidents. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Campus Ecology & Student Development

SED AP 610

Higher education administrators are increasingly challenged to develop competencies that enable them to design and/or assess how campus environments and practices impact student development and learning. In this course, students explore how campus environments, programs, practices, and traditions impact student populations, especially those populations that are underrepresented on college campuses. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Governance and Decision-Making in Higher Education

SED AP 612

Focuses on decision-making in higher education and identifies the changing roles of trustees, faculty, administrators, and students in the governance process, including an examination of how external forces influence decisions at a campus level. Accountability of the governing bodies and decision-makers is addressed. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Strategic Planning and Implementation

SED AP 662

This course is 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. Emphasis is placed on the components and discipline of strategic planning and implementation. Primarily through in-class workshops, supplemented by lectures, presentations, readings, assignments, and other activities, 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. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Innovation in Higher Education

SED AP 730

Grad Prereq: (SED AP 550) or permission of instructor. We live, study, and work in an era of upheaval in higher education. This seminar explores and assesses how innovation occurs -- through contemporary examples, cases, projects, and guest speakers. We examine the influence of technology, public policy and social change -- and the role that faculty and administrators play in guiding change. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Reading and Writing in a Second Language: Development, Assessment, and Instruction (K-6)

SED BI 652

Examines patterns and processes of second language reading and writing development and factors that influence second language literacy and learning. Identifies exemplary approaches to reading and writing assessment and instruction of English language learners. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Applied Positive Psychology

SED CE 630

Focuses on the scientific study of psychological aspects of living a fulfilling and flourishing life. Topics include happiness, empathy, optimism, friendship, goal setting, achievement, emotion, creativity, humor, and mindfulness. Students become familiar with theory and research in this relatively new subfield and critically consider applications to their teaching, coaching, leadership, and/or counseling. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Mindfulness and Performance

SED CE 643

Addresses mindfulness theory, research, and application. Focuses on the relationship between mindfulness practice and psychological aspects of performance in the domains of sport, counseling, performance arts (including dance and acting), and education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Guiding the College Admission Process

SED CE 730

Links theoretical and empirical literature on universal educational access to the counseling practice of fostering college aspirations and guiding students through the choice and application process. Developmentally appropriate guidance across the lifespan applicable to diverse educational settings and the construction of useful tools are emphasized. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Cross Cultural Perspectives

SED CE 741

An historical, philosophical, and clinical examination of subcultural considerations in counseling psychology professional practice and inquiry. Required for all school and community counseling students. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Theories of Group Counseling

SED CE 847

A conceptual and experiential introduction to group dynamics. Participation in an ongoing training group while studying the dynamics of group development. Covers group counseling approaches and models, issues of small group leadership, and styles of leadership. Treatment of group counseling goals, composition, phases, and research. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore

SED DE 551

Representative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama depicted in readings and videotapes related to everyday lives of Deaf people. Develops insight and appreciation of Deaf literature and ASL folklore and their implications for education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 25)

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American Sign Language I

SED DE 570

Introductory course that provides non-native signers an opportunity to study American Sign Language as a foreign second language. Emphasizes developing receptive skills. An introduction to Deaf culture is presented through instruction and activities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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American Sign Language II

SED DE 571

Prereq: (SED DE 570). Continuation of SED DE 570. Extensive information on Deaf culture is presented through conversation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Introduction to Adolescent Development

SED DS 502

An overview of diverse developmental theories of preadolescence and adolescence, including physical, cognitive, sociomoral, personal, and identity development. Examines how education may promote these broad, interrelated human competencies. Studies social institutions that promote or inhibit the growth and learning of adolescents- particularly in middle and secondary schools and within the family. Relies heavily on general reading with student- and faculty-led discussions. Requires an analytical paper or applied project. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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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. Tuition: $2400; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2640

Summer 2 (June 30-August 8)

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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. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (May 20-June 27)

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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. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 27)

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Educating for Equity and Literacy in the Humanities

SED EN 630

Examines the teaching and learning of humanities in urban schooling and considers how issues of race, gender, class, language, and culture affect the nature of literacy in schools. By linking students' academic coursework to a field experience with urban adolescents and their teachers, students will have the opportunity to co-plan with teachers and work individually, in small groups, and with classes of diverse student populations, including English learners. Students will then reflect on how their experiences link to theories and practices being explored in the course. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (July 24-August 8)

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Foundations of Health Education

SED HE 221

Provides the foundation for improving health through modification of daily habits for personal health analysis and emphasis on educating others. Analysis of nutrition, exercise, stress, substance abuse, and environmental health. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (May 20-May 29)

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Reading Development, Assessment, and Instruction in the Elementary School

SED LR 551

For beginning graduate students without experience in the teaching of reading. Study of reading development in childhood and early adolescence, and the implications for teaching and learning. Discussion of theory and research on effective instruction and assessment, and the application of both to teaching. Not open to students who have completed SED LR 501 and/or LR 503. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Introduction to Language and Linguistics

SED LS 565

An introduction to contemporary linguistics, including phonological and syntactical theory, sociolinguistics, first- and second-language acquisition, and discourse theory. Also covers applications of various branches of linguistics to education, including issues of different cultures in the classroom, the role of language in education, and the development of literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Applied Phonology: Strategies for Assessment and Instruction of English Pronunciation

SED LS 610

Practical training in teaching pronunciation to improve mutual intelligibility: the ability of English language learners to understand and be understood by others. Pronunciation training is integrated within a framework of current research and latest practice. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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Second-Language Acquisition

SED LS 658

Research and theories of second-language acquisition. Includes research on naturalistic and classroom second-language learning. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 30-August 4)

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The Roles and Responsibilities of the Literacy Specialist: Leadership, Coaching, Teaching (Pre-Practicum)

SED LS 734

Observation of a literacy specialist with attention to how the literacy specialist acts as a school-wide leader, coaches teachers, and provides literacy instruction to children. Course readings and discussions examine the multiple roles of a literacy specialist. Contact Professor Jeanne R. Paratore at jparator@bu.edu for more information. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 30-August 7)

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Clinical Assessment of Reading and Writing: Practicum Part 1

SED LS 737

In-depth study of research and instructional practices related to teaching students who struggle to learn to read and write. Review of the foundations of reading and writing development, examination of assessment practices, and exploration of research-based strategies for instruction. Can also be taken for 45 Professional Development Points. Contact Professor Jeanne R. Paratore at jparator@bu.edu for more information. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Clinical Assessment of Reading and Writing: Practicum Part 2

SED LS 738

Grad Prereq: (SED LS 737). Practical experience teaching students who struggle in learning to read and write. Each participant is paired with a school-aged student enrolled in the School of Education's Reading and Writing Clinic. Students administer assessments and use the outcomes to inform instruction. Can also be taken for 45 Professional Development Points. Contact Professor Jeanne R. Paratore at jparator@bu.edu for more information. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 30-August 7)

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Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems

SED ME 503

This course is a prerequisite for ME 504. Required for graduate students majoring in elementary education who are preparing to become teachers of children in kindergarten through grade five. Focuses on topics in number systems and operations with an emphasis on number, operations, mental mathematics, proportionality, number theory, and probability. Students explore mathematics from the perspective of student and teacher. The emphasis is on making sense of key ideas of number systems and operations and on exploring how students' understanding of these topics emerge and develop. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, Statistics

SED ME 504

Grad Prereq: (SED ME 503). Required for graduate students majoring in elementary education who are preparing to become teachers of children in kindergarten through grade five. Focuses on topics in algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics. Students explore mathematics from the perspective of student and teacher. The emphasis is on making sense of key ideas in algebra and geometry and on exploring how students' understanding of these topics emerge and develop. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 30-August 7)

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Assessment in Mathematics

SED ME 525

Introduces pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers to the theory and practice of assessment in mathematics. Prepares teachers to apply research-supported assessment techniques in their classrooms. Discussion about important issues in assessment around mathematics is encouraged. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (June 30-August 7)

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Equitable Pedagogies in STEM Education

SED ME 530

Examines the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in urban schools. Considers how issues of race, gender, class, language, and culture affect the nature of mathematics and science education in schools. Successful methodologies and projects for teaching algebra to diverse populations are explored. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (June 30-August 7)

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Movement Education: Early Childhood to Adolescence

SED PE 211

Introduces students to the place of physical activity and movement education in schools. Fulfills the licensure requirement for students in the Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Special Education, and Physical Education Programs. Students in the Physical/Occupational Therapy Program and other disciplines may register as an elective. Fundamental motor patterns are analyzed through theory and practice. Critical examination of cooperative game-playing provides a knowledge base for teaching and modifying games to include academic content. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (June 3-June 12)

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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. Tuition: $2400; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2640

Summer 2 (June 30-August 8)

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Workshop: Coaching Strategies

SED PE 504

For students interested in actively exploring current coaching approaches and testing them in applied coaching and movement experiences. Students will gain deep understanding of how to conceptualize and implement an athlete-centered approach to coaching of team and individual sports. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Institute on Physical Fitness

SED PE 515

Students learn how to develop fitness programs and evaluate health and fitness levels among youth, adult, and special populations. Health and fitness evaluations include ImPACT concussion screening; measurement of heart rate and blood pressure; tests of muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility; tests of cardiovascular fitness; and tests of body composition. Health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are also discussed. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 14-August 4)

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Student Teaching Half Practicum: Physical Education, Pre-K-8

SED PE 581

Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. For students seeking current initial licensure in physical education, i.e., Pre-K-8 and 5-12. Course supplements SED PE 582. Students are placed in schools for the daily school schedule and are supervised jointly by cooperating practitioners and University personnel. Minimum 150 hours required. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 27)

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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. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

Summer 2 (July 8-August 25)

Summer 2 section OL: A $240 technology fee is also charged.

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Action Research and Practitioner Inquiry

SED RS 620

Overview of the foundations and techniques for conducting action research and practitioner inquiry. Intended for future and current teachers, special educators, educational leaders, counselors, and other school-based practitioners. Students engage in planning, collecting, and analyzing data through an action research project with the intention of improving their professional practice and developing an inquiry stance. Students will develop an understanding of inquiry questions, conceptual frameworks, methodology, data collection and analysis, and the process of presenting work inside and outside schools. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Introduction to Science Education Theory and Practice with Pre-Practicum

SED SC 575

Provides an introduction to modern learning theory emphasizing inquiry learning in the classroom for science and engineering. The four credit option includes a pre-practicum for pre-service teachers. Variable cr. Tuition: $600 per credit

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction

SED SE 510

Examines principles of curriculum and instruction for students with disabilities educated in regular classroom settings. Provides studies in typical and atypical human development. Introduces students to resources appropriate for instructing children with special needs. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Special Education: Students with Disabilities and the Law

SED SE 512

Explores the core concepts of U.S. public policy as related to the provision of education of students with disabilities. Particular attention is paid to IDEA, the law, and the legal challenges related to it. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Classroom and Behavior Management

SED SE 534

Theoretical bases and implementation strategies of effective classroom and behavior management for students with and without disabilities in elementary school settings. The focus is on individual, classroom, and school-wide approaches in schools. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (July 14-July 18)

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Understanding Autism

SED SE 535

An overview of the theories and research on the etiology, characteristics, and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Effective approaches to family involvement are also discussed. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (July 7-July 11)

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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. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 30-August 8)

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Teaching English Language Learners

SED TL 520

Focus on current theory/research related to teaching English language learners and the implications for effective language, literacy, and content-area assessment and instructional practices in sheltered English immersion classrooms. Planned for student seeking licensure in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Teaching English Language Learners in Middle/High Schools

SED TL 525

Focus on current theory/research related to teaching English language learners and the implications for effective language, literacy, and content-area assessment and instructional practices in sheltered English immersion classrooms in middle/high schools. Planned for student seeking licensure in the content areas at the 5-12 level. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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