Jun 18, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish Education Minor


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Jewish Education Minor


Coordinator:

Corinne Roth Smith, Professor

157 Huntington Hall, 315-443-9321, 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 JSP 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):


Students in Teacher Preparation Programs


Students in Teacher Preparation Programs will overlap this course with their education major.

  •   (course to be regularized). Students in Teacher Preparation Programs may substitute a methods course from their teacher preparation area for this course.
  •   (Practicum in Jewish Education (1-2 cr.)) (non-teacher preparation majors complete two credits/semesters, and enroll concurrently with EDU 355 ; Teacher Preparation majors complete one credit/semester and enroll in their field specific methods course prior to or concurrent with EDU 470 ):
  • The practicum semester(s) will include sessions during which congregational/agency educators convey supplementary information on Jewish traditions, modes of thought, and teaching strategies.

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.

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