2016-2017 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 28, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish Education Minor

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Jewish Education Minor


Corinne Roth Smith, Professor


The primary purpose of this minor is to better prepare SU undergraduates to teach in Jewish congregational schools, camps, community centers, youth organizations.


  • GPA 2.8 or above
  • 1-2 page statement on why the individual would like to declare a minor in Jewish Education
  • The Jewish Studies Director and Jewish Education Minor Coordinator will review each candidate’s courses completed and professional disposition standards before recommending a student for a community internship. Those not approved will be asked to un-declare the minor.

Curriculum Requirements

Additional Judaic Studies Content (9 credits)

  • Must be 300 level and above
  • Must include courses cross-listed with JSP, including those offered abroad. Other courses with Judaic Studies content can be approved by the JSP director.
  • One course in history, sociology or political science is strongly recommended.

Pedagogy Courses (7-9 credits):

Total Credits: 22-24

Additional Hebrew requirement:

Students must complete HEB 101  (4 cr.), or achieve placement test results placing them into HEB 102  or higher. (Students are not required to take HEB 102 , however). This requirement must be completed before the internship semester.


Students in the Inclusive Elementary and Special Education program can best fit the Judaic Studies courses into their curriculum if they are Human Thought and Expression concentrators.

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