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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Jewish Education Minor


Student Learning Outcomes


1.Demonstrate Knowledge and comprehension of the contents of the Hebrew Bible, its history, interpretations, and relationship to beliefs and values in Judasim
2.Demonstrate Knowledge and comprehension of the  beliefs and values in Judaism
3.Demonstrate beginning competency in speaking, reading, and writing everyday Hebrew, appropriate to the classroom situation
4.Deepen their knowledge and understanding of Jewish history, culture, and modern Judaism
5.Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of U.S. education laws, court cases, history of segregation, inclusion, tracking, and teacher bias
6.Learn and demonstrate Inclusive teaching practices, differentiation strategies, culturally responsive teaching, collaboration, and lesson planning skills
7.Learn teaching skills while interning for two semesters, for 20 hrs. each, in a religious or Jewish educational setting

Jewish Education Minor


Coordinator:

Corinne Roth Smith, Professor

crsmith@syr.edu

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

Admission:


  • 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.

Note:


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.