Education

School of Education

Family and Community Engagement

SED AP 526

Explores the ways that schools can work closely with families, communities, and community agencies to increase connections and mutual assistance. Consistent with DESE regulations, this course emphasizes collaborative relationships with families and with community partners such as youth-serving organizations, health and safety agencies, and other groups and businesses. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Leadership, Values, & Ethics in Higher Education

SED AP 552

Enhances understanding of the theory and practice of higher education leadership, grounded in personal, organizational, and professional values and challenged by ethical dilemmas. Explores multiple leadership theories, methods of values discernment, and tactics of addressing ethical dilemmas in higher education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Diversity and Justice in Education

SED AP 600

Studies 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. Explores strategies of integration and separate development and of remediation and enrichment. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Governance and Decision-Making in Higher Education

SED AP 612

Focuses on decision-making in higher education and identifies, from a historical perspective, the changing roles of trustees, faculty, administrators, and students in the governance process. Includes 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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Strategic Planning and Implementation

SED AP 662

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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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English Language Development: Grade 5-12 English Language Learners

SED BI 530

Focuses on theory, research, and effective instructional practices in literacy instruction and assessment of bilingual students. Examines the relationships among oral language, reading, writing, and content-area learning. Examines literacy skill development in first and second languages. This course is limited to MAT students in the ESL Add-on Pathway; students must take TL525 prior to taking this course. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Issues in Bilingualism

SED BI 620

Explores the effect of language diversity on the education of school-aged students. Examines national and international theory, research, policy, and practice in teaching students who speak languages other than the national language. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Introduction to Counseling

SED CE 500

Emphasizes understanding of the theoretical basis of counseling. Introduces learning skills involved in helping relationships. Selected readings in counseling theory and practice are assigned. As part of the skill-building process, opportunities are provided for in-class practice and demonstrations. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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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 sports, counseling, education, and the performance arts (including dance and acting). 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Evidence Based Practice for Children and Adolescents

SED CE 715

Provides students with readings, discussions, and applied case knowledge representing the current state of evidence based practices when working with children and adolescents. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Multi-Cultural Perspectives

SED CE 741

A 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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Substance Abuse and Treatment

SED CE 769

A comprehensive overview of the field of substance abuse, its prevention practices, and treatment modalities. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, students learn the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and other drugs, and the effects of substance abuse on individuals, families, and communities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Advanced Practicum

SED CE 946

Grad Prereq: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Supervised field experience with students assuming major responsibility for counseling, testing, placement, and follow-up of clients. 3-4cr, either sem. Variable cr. Tuition: $660 per credit

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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Classroom Management

SED CT 534

CT534 is designed to support middle and secondary teachers in developing a practical, effective and low-stress approach to classroom management. The course focuses on a classroom management system with four components: classroom structure, limit-setting, responsibility training and back-up systems. Through course readings, reflective writing, class discussion and simulations, participants will develop effective classroom management practices, break current "high cost" and ineffective strategies, and establish a proactive, positive classroom setting that maximizes time on learning and minimizes classroom disruptions. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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Curriculum Development in Intercultural Education

SED CT 538

Examines theoretical and practical aspects in the development of intercultural curriculum materials. Analysis of approaches to intercultural and multicultural education through the history of American schools and in other educational systems around the world. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Classroom Assessment

SED CT 556

Online offering. Introduces the conceptual, practical, and ethical issues related to classroom and school-based assessment of children and adolescents. Topics include: basic assessment principles, design of classroom assessments, discussion of standards for educational testing, including validity, reliability, norming, test development, avoidance of cultural bias, and general guidelines for selections of particular types of assessment methods for individual children. It is open to teachers of all grades and content areas. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2880

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

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Master's Thesis in Curriculum and Teaching

SED CT 799

Students seeking to complete a master's thesis must present a proposal and secure approval of the department chair, a faculty member to direct the study, and one other faculty member. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

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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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 28)

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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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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: $2640

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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Adolescent Development for Educators

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: $1320

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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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: $2640; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2880

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

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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 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 then reflect on how their experiences link to theories and practices being explored in the course. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 1 (May 24-June 16)

Summer 2 (July 19-August 4)

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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 or SED LR 503. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 1 Section OL: A $240 technology fee is also charged.

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Applied Linguistics: Language & Linguistics Survey

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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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 practices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Reading Graphic Novels as Complex Texts

SED LS 632

Intended for graduate students interested in graphic novels as a literary form. Focuses on critical review of a wide variety of graphic novels appropriate for use with students across a range of grade levels, reading abilities, and content areas. As the basis for critical review, participants read and discuss theory and research related to visual literacy, illustration and design, and literary criticism. Examines approaches to classroom discussion, including a focus on challenging topics, that will support their own students' development as active, engaged, and critical graphic novel readers. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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: $2640

Summer 2 (July 6-August 4)

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Classroom Discourse as a Teaching and Learning Tool

SED LS 690

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of the roles that language and culture play in the literacy development and learning of children and adolescents. Participants explore theories and practices of literacy instruction, including reading skills and comprehension across grade levels and academic disciplines and for students with a range of learning needs. Particular attention is paid to the role of discourse as a central component of teaching and learning, and participants learn strategies for building on students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds as assets in the learning process. Participants examine the types of instructional contexts, pedagogical approaches, and teacher talk moves that will support productive instructional interactions and deepen students' conceptual understanding about important curricular topics. In addition, participants learn to use video recording and transcript analysis to reflect on their talk in the lessons they plan and implement. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2880

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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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. Explores mathematics from the perspective of student and teacher. Emphasizes making sense of key ideas of number systems and operations and exploring how students' understanding of these topics emerge and develop. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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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. Explores mathematics from the perspective of student and teacher. Emphasizes making sense of key ideas in algebra and geometry and exploring how students' understanding of these topics emerge and develop. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 3-August 10)

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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: $1320

Summer 2 (July 6-July 20)

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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. Explores successful methodologies and projects for teaching algebra to diverse populations. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 2 (July 25-August 10)

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Problem Solving in Mathematics

SED ME 563

Explores big ideas in mathematics through solving sets of challenging problems and connects to issues in teaching and learning. Topics include research on problem solving, problem design, and implications of a problem-solving approach in school mathematics. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

Summer 1 Section OL: A $240 technology fee is also charged.

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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: $2640; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2880

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

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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 gain a deep understanding of how to conceptualize and implement an athlete-centered approach to coaching of team and individual sports. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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, qualitative, mixed method, and action research approaches 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 as better consumers of research findings presented in the mass media, able to critically read primary research articles and to participate in research-based efforts to improve education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

Summer 2 Sections O1 and O2 meet online. 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. Encourages the development of an inquiry stance within the practice of teachers, principals, and other school-based practitioners. Students engage in planning, collecting, and analyzing data through an action research project. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Explaining Science: a Philosophical Perspective

SED SC 539

Online offering. An analysis of science from a philosophical and historical perspective. What distinguishes scientific knowing? What vision has science given us of the universe and humanity's place within it? And how can answers to such questions inform the presentation of science to students and other non-scientists? 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2880

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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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: $660 per credit

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction

SED SE 510

Designed to develop an understanding of the historical background and legal framework of special education, various disabilities, instructional practices and behavioral support strategies. Focus will be on middle- and high-school students. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 1 section OL: A $120 technology fee is also charged.

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Special Education: Students with Disabilities and the Law

SED SE 512

Students develop an understanding the core concepts of United States public policy related to the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. Particular attention is paid to the historical context, precedent. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Classroom and Behavior Management

SED SE 534

Designed to develop an understanding of the theoretical basis and implementation strategies of effective classroom and behavior management for students with and without disabilities. Positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) is used as the overarching framework for school-wide, classroom, and individualized approaches that are used to build and maintain environments that provide positive and pro-active behavioral supports for all learners. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 2 (July 17-July 21)

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Understanding Autism

SED SE 535

Describes the defining characteristics, school experiences, and evidence-based practices for teaching and supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course includes perspectives from individuals with ASD and their family. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 2 (July 10-July 14)

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Introduction to Special Education

SED SE 706

Improves students' understanding of individuals with disabilities, traces the development of their programs and services, and analyzes and critiques key assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs about special education practices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

Summer 1 Section OL. A $240 technology fee is also charged.

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Assessment In Special Education: Procedures

SED SE 751

Online offering. Designed to develop the knowledge and skill related to the assessment of students who are in or are being referred to special education. Includes legal issues, culturally- and linguistically-responsive practices, various types of assessments in multiple domains, test administration procedures, scoring, interpreting, and reporting of results. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2880

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

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Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), 5-12

SED TL 508

Online offering. Teaching methodologies for English as a Second Language at the middle- and high-school levels, including techniques for developing language skills, content-based language teaching, evaluation and adaption of materials, and planning and assessment. Students participate in a field-based component. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; technology fee: $240; total charge: $2880

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

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Teaching English Language Learners

SED TL 520

Focuses 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. For students seeking licensure in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Teaching English Language Learners in Middle/High Schools

SED TL 525

Focuses 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. For students seeking licensure in the content areas at the 5-12 level. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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