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 CH 655: Student-Teaching Practicum: Elementary 1-6
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites and have passed the School of Education Literacy Test.
    Supervised student teaching in a classroom for grades 1-6. Includes curriculum development, methods of instruction, and evaluation of the learner. Open only to degree candidates who have completed CH515. Fldwk w/ seminar. 8 cr.
  • SED CH 656: S/Tch Elem 1-6
    Supervised student teaching in a classroom for grades 1-6. Includes curriculum development, methods of instruction, and evaluation of the learner. Open only to degree candidates who have completed methods courses. Fldwk w/ seminar.
  • SED CL 210: Child and Family Health Systems
    Introduces students to the history and development of the U.S. health care system from a family-centered care perspective, including identification of the organizations and professional disciplines serving children and their families. Focuses on the psychosocial, financial and emotional costs of health care and introduces students to the profession of Child Life. 4 cr
  • SED CL 520: Child Development and Family in Healthcare
    Introduces research and literature on the psychosocial needs of children and families in health care settings. Focuses on theories of development, play, preparation, coping and delivery of family-centered care in the context of health care. 4 cr
  • SED CL 521: Methods and Materials in Child Life
    Explores relationships between child life play activities and child development theories, stressing the acquisition of practical skills needed for child life programming. 4 cr
  • SED CL 522: Clinical Issues in Child Development and Child Life
    Provides skills to plan, implement, document, and assess developmentally appropriate child life interventions including coping with medical procedures, family-centered care, ethics, expressive activities, crisis intervention, and pain management. 4 cr
  • SED CL 523: Clinical Internship and Seminar I (400 hr)
    Provides a 400-hour internship opportunity under the direct supervision of a certified Child Life Specialist in a hospital setting with focus on developing skills based on the Child Life Competencies. Students participate in weekly process seminar at the college. 8 cr
  • SED CL 620: Child Life Program Development
    Provides skills to plan, implement, document, and assess Child Life program objectives and strategic planning, including child health systems, alternative settings, grant writing, professional presentations, group dynamics, interdisciplinary collaboration, and supervision. 4 cr
  • SED CL 621: Clinical Internship and Seminar II (200 hr)
    Provides a 200-hour internship opportunity under the direct supervision of a certified Child Life Specialist in a community, outpatient, or primary care setting with a focus on developing skills based on the Child Life Competencies. 4 cr
  • SED CT 375: Pre-Practicum in Secondary Schools
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: course only open to students matriculated in a secondary education major (Social Studies, English Education, Modern World Language education)
    Pre-practicum experience that engages students in observing and assisting in middle and/or high school classrooms. 2cr. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • SED CT 500: Directed Study
    Prereq: Approval of advisor. Signed plan of study must be submitted in advance of registration on a Directed study form obtained from the SED Office of Records. Student initiated directed study to be completed with faculty member. Var cr.
  • SED CT 526: Family & Community Engagement for Teachers
    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. 4cr.
  • SED CT 534: A Practical Approach to Classroom Management
    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. 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.
  • SED CT 556: Classroom Assessment
    Emphasizes principles and procedures of assessment that are of primary importance to educational practitioners. Includes diagnostic tests, construction of classroom tests, observation techniques, and performance measures; norm- and criterion-referenced assessment; uses of standardized tests, current issues and controversies. 4cr.
  • SED CT 721: Analysis and Design of Curriculum
    This course explores theoretical approaches to curriculum design. Students analyze and critique curricula through a critical lens, and develop their own original curriculum map and unit plan for a course in their area of teaching using principles of backward design.
  • SED CT 750: Basic Principles for Curriculum and Teaching
    This course explores research into how people learn, contrasts models of teaching, and examines contemporary research- and standards-based approaches to teaching and learning. Students engage in micro-teachings and design learning plans using principles of backward design. 4cr. either sem.
  • SED CT 799: Master's Thesis in Curriculum and Teaching
    Students seeking to complete a master's thesis must present a proposal and secure approval of their advisor. 4 cr.
  • SED CT 801: Practicum/Practicum Equivalent: Supervisor/Director
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to candidates for Massachusetts certification as supervisors/directors and to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Requires 300 hours of supervised clinical experience the role of a supervisor/director principal. Through such a residency, students will assume responsibility for both routine activities and special assignments encompassing the four Massachusetts administrative leadership standards: Instructional Leadership, Management and Operations, Family and Community Engagement, and Professional Culture.?During each monthly seminar session, students will reflect on their activities and, in collaboration with the seminar leader, track their mastery of each standard and indicator. Open only to candidates for Massachusetts licensure as a supervisor director who have completed at least 16 credits of coursework for initial licensure. 4 cr.
  • SED CT 802: Field Experience in Curriculum and Teaching
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Consent of department chairman required.
    Supervised field experience for students holding professional appointments. Must meet field of knowledge requirements and professional preparation that is equivalent to licensure sequence. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Instructor permission required. 8 cr
  • SED CT 900: Independent Study
    Prereq: Approval of advisor. Signed plan of study must be submitted in advance of registration on an Independent study form obtained from the SED Office of Records. See SED AP 900 for description. Var cr.