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E 10 — Psychological Foundations of Education I 3 Academic Units
Current psychological terminology and methodology. Topics include: Introduction to Psychology, Historical Perspectives, Testing, Disorders, Definition of Learning and Psychology in Perspective of Torah.
E 11 — Psychological Foundations of Education II 3 Academic Units
Psychological theory pertinent to classroom teaching. Topics include: Development Theories; the Process of Human Learning; Concept Formation; Achievement Evaluation.
E 12 — Principles of Jewish Education 2 Academic Units
A study of the aims, ideas, and theories of education with particular reference to the educational thought of Rabbi J.I. Schneersohn.
E 21 — Early Childhood Education 3 Academic Units
The basic principles underlying motor, cognitive, emotional, social and moral development from birth through early adolescence are discussed and analyzed, with special emphasis on classroom application. The major theories of child development are explored along with the traditional Jewish attitudes.
E 23 — Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 Academic Units
An integrated course aimed at introducing the future teacher to the basic concepts in Early Childhood Education. The course combines lectures, observation and a supervised practicum. The curriculum of this course is designed to include materials applicable to teaching primary grades in the Jewish Day School.
E 31 — Classroom Management3 Academic Units
An analysis of the many classroom situations which may arise during the school year and identification of management practices associated with a high level of student engagement in learning activities and low levels of disruptive behavior.
E 35 — Child Growth and Development 3 Academic Units
A detailed study of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth and development of the child, with special stress on the cognitive development and character development.
E 41 — Understanding the Special Child in the Classroom
3 Academic Units
The course focuses on the nature of the needs of the special child in the classroom. Topics covered include: heredity and disability, developmental milestones, cognition, psycholinguistic model for processing information, assessment, learning styles, hierarchy of language and reading skills, learning disorders, content analysis, and instructional adaptation and modification.
E 42A-B — Practicum in Primary Education 3 Academic Units (per semester)
An integrated course consisting of lectures, observation and supervised participation and responsible classroom teaching along with related professional activities. An opportunity to apply what has been learned in experiences preceding the actual processes of teaching and guiding primary grade children.
E 43AA-BB—Supervised Elementary Education Student Teaching
6 Academic Units (per semester)
Supervised student teaching, including: observation of a Master Teacher, discussion, team-teaching or independent teaching in an elementary classroom setting.
E 44 — Practicum in Early Childhood 3 Academic Units
Geared to Early Childhood Education, this integrated course combines lectures, observations and supervised participation. It also includes a special unit on child growth and development. Students are given the opportunity to apply their theoretical studies through mandated student teaching, thereby experiencing the challenges of the classroom in a real school setting.
E 46 — Individualized Teaching Practicum 1 Academic UnitsE 51 — Seminars in Education 3 Academic Units
Lectures and workshops by visiting lecturers focusing on their own areas of expertise. Topics may include: creative teaching techniques, overcoming discipline problems, tests and measurements, individual instruction, effective use of the media, reading for enjoyment, etc.
E 100 — Independent Study in Education 3 Academic Units
Advanced students work independently with faculty member on special projects.