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 MyBU Student Portal for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

  • SED AP 999: Dissertation Advisement
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open to doctoral candidates.
    Graduate Prereq: Open to doctoral candidates. Students must obtain approval of their advisors and the faculty member who is to supervise the study. Var cr.
  • SED BI 504: Seminar: The Student-Teaching Experience: Bilingual (ESL) Language
    Focus on development of perspectives and skills for entering the teaching profession as an engaged educator and advocate.
  • SED BI 515: Methods in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL)
    Planning and implementing effective assessment and instruction in language, literacy, and the content areas in elementary English as a second language classrooms. Students develop standards-based lesson plans, and analyze texts using current English language development framework. 4 cr. Either sem.
  • SED BI 535: Literacy Development for Bilingual Students: Instruction and Assessment
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Restricted to Juniors and Seniors.
    This course is focused on theory, research, effective instructional practices in literacy instruction and assessment of bilingual students. This course examines the relationships among oral language, reading, writing, and content-area learning. Examines literacy skill development in first and second languages. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing-Intensive Course, Creativity/Innovation, Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Creativity/Innovation
    • Writing-Intensive Course
  • SED BI 570: Educational Issues in Bilingualism
    Focus on complexity of bilingualism, literacy, and schooling from a student, school, and socio-political perspective. Examines theoretical, historical, research, and legal bases of educational policy and programs for students who speak a language other than the language of the school. 4 cr. Either sem.
  • SED BI 620: Educational Issues in Bilingualism
    Focus on complexity of bilingualism, literacy, and schooling from a student, school, and socio-political perspective.Examines the theoretical, historical, research, and legal bases of educational policy and programs for students who speak a language other than the language of the school. 4 cr.
  • SED BI 650: Teaching Emergent Bilinguals with Learning Disabilities
    This course will be divided into two main parts, the first part will focus primarily on issues of assessment and identification of ELs with learning disabilities, while the second half will focus on legal implications and instructional practices for when dually classified students. To model the practice of and necessity for intentional and meaningful collaboration between Special Education and English Learner educators this course was co- developed and will be co-taught by a faculty member in Special Education and Language Education. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 342: Anti-Oppressive Practice: Education & Applied Psychology
    Students will be introduced to various cultural perspectives and social constructs in order to promote respectful and effective interactions with children, families, and colleagues from multicultural backgrounds and diverse social locations. Analysis of issues of social justice will be scaffolded within critical multicultural and equity literacy frameworks. 4 cr. Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Ethical Reasoning, Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Ethical Reasoning
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • SED CE 500: Introduction to Counseling
    Emphasis on understanding the theoretical basis of counseling. Introduction to learning skills involved in helping relationships. Selected reading in counseling theory and practice are assigned. Various types of counseling are explored. Open to counseling program students; senior undergraduates may also register with the approval of instructor. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 610: Substance Abuse Issues in Youth Populations
    This course provides students with a foundational understanding of the substance use and abuse issues during adolescence. The workshop examines the epidemiology, theories/models of addiction, treatment approaches, and practice issues important to the understanding of adolescent substance abuse. .5cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED CE 620: The Psychology of Performance Excellence: Talent Development
    This course is designed to promote critical awareness of the theories related to the development of extraordinary talent across a number of domains. We will examine the complex interaction of psychological, social, biological, genetic, and educational variables that contribute to the development to exceptionability. Domains and exemplars examined will include sport (exceptional athletes and coaches), medicine (outstanding cardiovascular and neurosurgeons), performing artists (dancers, musicians, actors), journalists (broadcast and print), psychology, education, and business. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED CE 630: Applied Positive Psychology
    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 application to their teaching, coaching, leadership, and/or counseling. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 635: Counseling Skills and Techniques
    Introduces students to the counseling skills essential for working directly with children, adolescents, and/or emerging adults in pre-practicum, practicum, and internship settings. Students use the course to develop knowledge and practice with clinical interventions and organizational dynamics. CPAHD students; others with instructor permission. 3 cr.
  • SED CE 650: Counseling and Applied Techniques in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
    This course will equip students with in-depth theoretical and applied knowledge on counseling skills and applied techniques for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the conceptualization, implementation, and evaluation of psychological skills training programs. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 705: Lifespan Development
    This course addresses human development from the prenatal period to death. Consideration is given to the interplay between social, cultural, cognitive, and biological influenced on the healthy development of children, adolescents, and adults. CPAHD students; others with instructor permission. 3 cr.
  • SED CE 710: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
    This graduate level course will focus on child and adolescent psychopathology from a developmental framework, with attention to etiology, assessment, and treatment. Emphasis will be placed on DSM-V disorders. Case studies will be used to illustrate the text's descriptions and to reflect the influence of sociocultural factors in symptom manifestation. 3 cr. 2nd sem.
  • SED CE 715: Evidence Based Practices
    Develop an understanding of evidence based practices when counseling children and adolescents.?CPAHD students only; others?with instructor permission. 4 cr.
  • SED CE 720: SP&Prf Prac
  • SED CE 721: Sport & Performance Psychology Practicum II
    Two semesters of internships specifically focused on developing counseling and applied sport/performance psychology skills. Training in the conceptual and technical counseling skills and supervision to the students as they strive to become competent sport/performance psychology consultants. CPAHD students only; others with instructor permission.
  • SED CE 726: Clinical Assessment: Psychological Testing
    Introduction to the major assessment techniques in the field: interviews and psychometric tests. Test construction, reliability and validity will be presented. The major standardized instruments for measuring intellectual abilities and achievement, personality traits and functioning, aptitudes and interests, will be surveyed. 4 cr.