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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.
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.
SED CT 999: Dissertation Advisement
See SED AP 999 for description.