Courses

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the Student Link for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

  • SED WL 504: Student Teaching Seminar in Modern Foreign Languages
    This course supports students in their Modern Foreign Language education teaching practicum. Students reflect on-field experiences, evaluate their practice and those of their classmates, develop professional goals, and prepare to enter the job market.
  • SED WL 511: Methods of Teaching Modern Foreign Languages
    This course examines pedagogical approaches in world language teaching and learning. Students explore standards-based instructional methods, models of assessment, discuss underlying theories, and examine current issues in the field. Students develop lesson and unit plans, as well as assessment materials.
  • SED WL 512: Curriculum & Assessment in Modern Foreign Language Education
    This course examines curriculum and assessment in world languages. Students develop a deep understanding of ACTFL Proficiency levels, assess learner proficiency, develop performance assessments, conduct Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPIs), and develop thematic curricula and units from a social justice perspective.
  • SED WL 513: Input & Interaction in the World Language Classroom
    This course focuses on developing and demonstrating two essential principles of world language teaching: using the target language and supporting learner interactions. Students develop lessons and complete micro-teachings.
  • SED WL 586: Practicum in Modern Foreign Languages
    This course is for students in their Modern Foreign Language education teaching practicum. Students are assigned a field placement and complete a minimum of 300 hours of observation and classroom teaching.
  • SED WL 604: Field Experience Seminar in Modern Foreign Languages
    This course supports students in their Modern Foreign Language education field experience. Students reflect on-field experiences, evaluate their practice and those of their classmates, develop professional goals, and prepare a portfolio documenting standards-based teaching practices.
  • SED WL 686: Field Experience in Modern Foreign Languages
    Supervised field experience for students in modern foreign languages. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
  • SED YJ 201: Intro to Youth Justice & Delinquency
    Overview of juvenile justice and the nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency. Considers topics of delinquency prevention, youth-police interaction, juvenile court process, correctional intervention, and multi- systemic interactions. Includes an experiential component. 4cr. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Oral and/or Signed Communication, Ethical Reasoning.
    • Ethical Reasoning
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
  • SED YJ 301: Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Law
    Explores the history of juvenile court, juvenile court structure, the adjudication process, constitutional rights of juveniles and the scope of juvenile court jurisdiction over delinquent acts and status offenses. Highlights policy issues, legal case study and significant variation in court practices. 4cr
  • SED YJ 302: Delinquency: Causes Prevention and Intervention
    This course follows up on the themes related to the causes and prevention of delinquency, policing and corrections that were introduced in YJ 201. Students will understand factors that place young people at risk for delinquency across the spectrum of social contexts. We will explore behavior theories, risk factors that lead to substance abuse and violence and how juvenile justice, economic, governmental policies, and laws address these issues and intervene in the lives of youth. 4cr.
  • SED YJ 360: Positive Youth Development
    Explores foundations of adolescent development and principles of positive youth development. Draws from multiple disciplines to examine roles of bio- psycho-social contexts and positive youth development practices and their impacts on the lives of developing adolescents. Applies developmental knowledge to current issues in adolescent development and youth justice and advocacy. 4cr.
  • SED YJ 380: Youthwork & Advocacy
    Application of positive youth development to youth advocacy, youth empowerment and youth activism. The course explores youth assets and strengths and how to develop youth-led strategies and effective advocacy with court-involved youth. Students explore current policy issues related to system-involved youth. 4cr.
  • SED YJ 401: Practicum in YJA
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED YJ 201, SED YJ 301, SED YJ 302, SED YJ 360, SED YJ 380 and senior standing.
    This 200-hour practicum field placement experience focuses on professional development for work with youth and families. Students are expected to attend on-site practicum for 16 hours per week for a total of 200 hours over the semester. This course is taken concurrently with YJ 404, Practice Seminar in Youth Justice, which meets weekly for supervision and skill development. Restricted to qualified students majoring in Youth Justice and Advocacy. 4cr.
  • SED YJ 403: Senior Integrative Capstone in YJA
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED YJ 201, SED YJ 301, SED YJ 302, SED YJ 360, SED YJ 380, SED YJ 401/404 AND SENIOR STANDING
    This four-credit undergraduate capstone course integrates and applies the conceptual frameworks underpinning coursework in YJA with practice via an experiential learning opportunity and written assignments. The focus is on integration of theory and practice in youth work. 4cr.
  • SED YJ 404: Practice Seminar in YJA
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED YJ 201, SED YJ 301, SED YJ 302, SED YJ 360, SED YJ 380 AND SENIORSTANDING
    Integrates conceptual frameworks and skill development with the practicum experience. The focus is on professional development for work with youth and families. Class meets weekly and includes didactic and group supervision components. Taken concurrently with YJ 401 Practicum in YJA. Restricted to qualified students majoring in Youth Justice and Advocacy. 4cr.