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Spring 2018 Course Offerings

Many courses in the department are limited to students enrolled in one of our degree programs. The following are open to all students. (Some may require instructor permission).


ED-0001-01 School and Society
Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:45am
Role and purpose of schooling in the United States. Focus on the desegregation and resegregation of schools in the last fifty years; proposals for school reform. Cohen

ED 0010-01 Teaching and Learning in History and Social Studies
Tuesday/Thursday 1:30-2:45pm
This course is intended for undergraduate students who have an interest in exploring issues around teaching and learning in history and social studies in K-12 schooling. What are the disciplines - history and social studies - and how have they become what they are now? How is it decided what should be taught, why and how? And what are the epistemological and curricular frameworks that shape possible responses to these why/what/how questions? What does it mean to K-12 students to do history? Considering that history and social studies education are often at the center of crucial debates about national identity and civic engagement, what is the purpose of schooling, anyway? Redmond

ED 0013-01 The Global Educator
Monday/Wednesday 9:00-10:30am
Essential educational issues from a global perspective. History, economics, and cultures of developing African nations. How the current (or developing) educational system is influenced by these issues. Case study illustrating aspects of working to build and sustain a school in Rwanda. Connections between education and citizenship from a global perspective. Fulfills a course for the undergraduate major and minor. Beardsley

ED 0015-01 Social-Emotional Development & Ethical Civic Learning in Schools
Monday/Wednesday 9:00-10:30am
Explore how fostering social-emotional development and ethical civic learning in K-12 schools helps to advance the civic mission of public education. Study intersecting fields of civic education, moral education, and social-emotional learning (SEL). Consider research on and cases involving culturally responsive social-emotional learning. Interactive seminar. School site visit required. Culminating projects guided by students' questions and interests. Donahue-Keegan

ED 120-01 Practice of Teaching: History and Political Science/Political Philosophy
Wednesday 4:30-8:00pm
Curriculum, materials, and principles of teaching for middle or secondary school history, political science/political philosophy, and behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: consent. Cohen

ED 121-01 Practice of Teaching: Science
Wednesday 4:30-7:15pm
This course requires concurrent experiences teaching science, in K-12 student teaching, university assistantships, or other instructional settings. Participants present video, transcripts, and student work from their teaching, primarily as data to study regarding their students' thinking: How to recognize, interpret, and respond to students' ideas and reasoning. Prerequisite: consent. Hammer

ED 122-01 Practice of Teaching: Mathematics
Wednesday 4:30-7:15pm
This course requires concurrent experiences teaching mathematics, in K-12 student teaching, university assistantships, or other instructional settings. Participants present video, transcripts, and student work from their teaching, primarily as data to study regarding their students' thinking: How to recognize, interpret, and respond to students' ideas and reasoning. Prerequisite: consent. Hammer

ED 123-01 Practice of Teaching: English
Wednesday 4:30-8:00pm
Curriculum, materials, and principles of teaching for middle or secondary school English and Language Arts. Prerequisite: consent. Cohen

ED 124-01 Practice of Teaching: Languages
Wednesday 4:30-7:15pm
Curriculum, materials, and principles of teaching world languages for elementary, middle, or secondary school. Prerequisite: consent. Setnik

ED 125-01 Practice of Teaching: Latin and Classical Humanities
Wednesday 4:30-7:15pm
Curriculum, materials, and principles of teaching Latin and classical humanities for elementary, middle, or secondary school. Prerequisite: consent. Setnik

ED 129-01 Practice of Teaching Engineering and Design
Wednesday 4:30-7:15pm
This course requires concurrent experiences teaching engineering, in K-12 student teaching, university assistantships, or other instructional settings. Participants present video, transcripts, and student work from their teaching, primarily as data to study regarding their students' thinking: How to recognize, interpret, and respond to students' ideas and reasoning. Prerequisite: consent. Hammer

ED 140-01 Behavior Management in the Classroom
Tuesday 1:20-4:20pm
Theory, research, and practice of positive classroom climate and working with challenging students. Students will be introduced to practical and empirically derived classroom-based interventions intended to have beneficial effects on the academic, behavioral, social, or emotional functioning of children and adolescents. An iterative, problem-solving approach to intervention will be emphasized. Powell, T.

ED 142-01 Education of the Exceptional Child
Monday 5:00-8:00pm
Starting with a history of special education, this course introduces students to effective responses to the diverse needs of exceptional learners in an inclusive classroom. Building on a strengths perspective, topics include brain and biological development and supporting students with reading disabilities, executive functioning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and mood and behavioral disorders in schools. Emphasizing the need for collaboration among school professionals, students participate in a case study and consultation project. Beardsley

ED 161-01 Anthropology and Sociology of School
Tuesday 4:30-7:20pm
Explores educational institutions and the various external and internal societal forces that shape them. Attention to critical, ethnographic studies of schooling. Emphasis on dynamics of gender, race, class, and sexuality as organizing forces of schooling and society. Sanchez-Ares

ED 165-01 Feminist and Gender Theories
Monday 4:30-7:20pm
Explores feminist and gender theoretical engagements in Educational Studies from the mid-20th Century forward. Considers a range of disciplinary interventions, including but not limited to: Philosophy; History; Anthropology; and, Sociology. Specific attention paid to curriculum, pedagogy, and policy as mechanisms of gendered knowledge production in the U.S. Vaught

ED 182-01 Technological Tools for Thinking and Learning
Tuesday 9:00-11:30am
Explores the design and use of new tools to think with, including "hands on" technological tools (software) and "heads in" theories and values to examine tools suitable for a wide variety of age levels, settings, and topic areas. Prerequisite: consent. Bers

ED 199-01: Field Experience in Education: Step Up Boston
Friday 8:30-11:30am
Mental health is undeniably correlated to student development and learning. It intersects with and affects interpersonal relationships, social-emotional skills, school climate, and ultimately academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. School psychologists play important roles in establishing and maintaining strong mental health initiatives and programs in schools. The course will provide students with a window into the field of school psychology and the range of services the profession is designed to deliver. Students will have the opportunity to discuss topics such as: school-based consultation, social skills, current models for prevention and response to crisis, school safety, education legislation, and the relationship between school diversity and education. Pinto