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Kindergarten and Elementary Jewish Studies (120 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Bachelor of Education

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Kindergarten and Elementary Jewish Studies program requires 120 credits and leads to teacher certification. Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies prior to commencing the B.Ed. must also complete a minimum of 30 credits of Freshman courses (in addition to the 120-credit program) for a total of 150 credits.

The Kindergarten and Elementary program leads to certification to teach children between the ages of 5 and 11 years (kindergarten and elementary school). The program consists of academic and professional courses, as well as studies in pedagogy and educational foundations. Each year of the program provides a school-based practicum.

The Jewish Studies option is addressed to students enrolled in the Kindergarten and Elementary program who wish to teach Jewish studies as well as general studies. Students are encouraged to acquire a strong background in Bible, Jewish prayer, Jewish holidays, and Jewish history prior to registering in the option. Students lacking the ability to teach in Hebrew should consider spending a semester at an Israeli university or seek other avenues to improve their language skills.

Please note that graduates of teacher education programs are recommended by the University for Quebec certification to the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). For more information about teacher certification in Quebec, please refer to the Faculty of Education section under "Overview of Faculty Programs", "Undergraduate Education Programs", and "Quebec Teacher Certification".

Freshman Program

Students normally complete 30 credits in their Freshman (U0) year.

The Freshman year is the time to take introductory-level courses in the subjects taught in elementary school, as well as to explore areas that are not normally taken as teachable subject area courses within B.Ed. programs (e.g., Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.). Students should also investigate the possibility of taking one of the First Year Seminar courses offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.

In addition, in consultation with the Program Adviser, students may select courses from the recommended course list below or other courses. Included in the list are several French Second Language (FRSL) courses for which placement tests are required to determine the appropriate level. Also recommended are any 100- or 200-level courses with the subject codes of ANTH (Anthropology), ENGL (English), GEOG (Geography), HIST (History), MUAR (Music-Arts Faculty), POLI (Political Science), PSYC (Psychology), RELG (Religious Studies), and SOCI (Sociology). For 200-level courses, information about any required prerequisites is found in the Minerva Class Schedule by clicking on the course CRN for registration. Check prerequisites before registering.

  • CEAP 250 Research Essay & Rhetoric (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    CEAP : Principles and use of academic research and genres, rhetorical strategies, and general editing skills.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Susan Patricia Laver, Emilia Marinova Popova, Mahmood K Moghaddam, Julian Menezes (Fall) Emilia Marinova Popova, Robert J Myles, Noreen Jane Bider, Mahmood K Moghaddam (Winter) Mahmood K Moghaddam, Robert J Myles (Summer)

    • 3 hours
    • Formerly EAPR 250.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CESL 500 or ESLN 500 or EAPR 250 or EFRL 250.
    • Intended for native speakers of English.
    • Open only to students in degree programs - all years and faculties.
    • Entrance test: Short essay first day of classes.
  • EDEE 325 Children's Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Selection and use of literature suitable for children in the elementary school.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Donna Lee Smith (Fall) Donna Lee Smith (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 240, ENGL 341
    • Limited enrolment
  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : An introduction to contemporary issues in education in local, national and international contexts, including a critical perspective on educational issues by drawing on a variety of analytical frameworks.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble (Fall)

  • EDES 366 Literature for Young Adults (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Secondary Education : Selection and use of literature for the differing abilities and interests of high school students.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: David Derek Lewkowich (Fall) Pierre Doyon (Winter)

  • FRSL 101D1 Beginners French (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : A comprehensive introduction to basic vocabulary, grammatical structures and speech patterns of written and oral French for students in any degree program having no previous knowledge of French. Learning to communicate at a functional level in a French social milieu, short essays, cultural readings, mandatory lab practice and conversation class.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Suzanne Pellerin, Marie-Claude Labbe, Geneviève Sénéchal, Viviane Kwan-Lock (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory and oral practice with a French monitor
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FRSL 201 or FRSL 205
    • Students must register for both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 101
  • FRSL 101D2 Beginners French (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 101D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Geneviève Sénéchal, Suzanne Pellerin, Marie-Claude Labbe, Jean-Francois Groulx (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 101D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 101D1 and FRSL 101D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 101
  • FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Review and further training in basic structures, with emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension. Awareness of French culture developed through audio-visual material and selected readings.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Chantal Creck, Denyse Laniel, Christine Petcoff, Prisca Fenoglio, Karen Simon (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken Grade 12 or 13 French in Canada, or equivalent
    • Students must register for both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 207
  • FRSL 207D2 Elementary French 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 207D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Christine Petcoff, Denyse Laniel, Chantal Creck, Prisca Fenoglio (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 207D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 207D1 and FRSL 207D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 207
  • FRSL 211D1 Oral and Written French 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : Language lab attendance required. Grammar review, comprehension, vocabulary development, selected readings and group discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Chantal Creck, Natallia Liakina, Danielle Leb, Roch Deslauriers (Fall)

    • 3 hours, plus language laboratory
    • Prerequisite: Placement test. Open to students in any degree program having an elementary knowledge of French and to those who have completed FRSL 207
    • Restriction: Not open to students from Québec
    • Students must register for both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 211
  • FRSL 211D2 Oral and Written French 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French as a Second Language : See FRSL 211D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Creck, Natallia Liakina, Danielle Leb (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FRSL 211D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • FRSL 211D1 and FRSL 211D2 together are equivalent to FRSL 211
  • MATH 111 Mathematics for Education Students (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Sets and functions. Numeration systems. Whole numbers and integers, algorithms for whole-number computations, elementary number theory. Fractions and proportional reasoning. Real numbers, decimals and percents. A brief introduction to probability and statistics.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Open only to students in the B.Ed. program, not open to students who have successfully completed CEGEP course 201-101 or an equivalent. Not available for credit with MATH 112
    • Offered by the Faculty of Science. Note: all Science courses have limited enrolment
  • RELG 207 The Study of World Religions 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Primal Religions.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Arvind Sharma (Winter)

    • Winter

Required Courses (81 credits)

  • EDEC 201 First Year Professional Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Orientation to the culture and community of school and to teaching as a profession. Focus on the general functioning of schools and complexity of the teacher role. Competencies and working professional portfolios will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Helen Amoriggi, Ginette Clarke, Jan Edith Langelier, Fiona J Benson, Brian Andrew Benoit, Enzo Di Ioia (Fall) Ulaayu Pilurtuut (Winter) Helen Amoriggi (Summer)

    • Corequisite: EDFE 200
    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. Secondary and B.Ed. K/Elem. students only
  • EDEC 203 Communication in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Written and oral communication in Education (in English): emphasis on strategies for identifying, analyzing and solving writing and speaking problems. Course work based on academic and professional communication in education, with a particular focus on classroom communication.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Donna Lee Smith, Jon G Bradley, Sarah DesRoches, Melanie Wilson (Fall) Mary H Maguire, Rebecca Mitchell (Winter) Lisa Trimble (Summer)

    • Because this course uses a workshop format, attendance at first class is desirable. If appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
  • EDEC 215 English Exam for Teacher Certification

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This English Exam for Teacher Certification is a MELS requirement for teaching in the Quebec English school system. Consists of a 2-hour exam designed to assess teacher candidates' competency in the language of instruction. Must be completed before the 3rd Field Experience. Students are permitted four attempts to pass. Students who do not pass after four attempts must withdraw from the teacher preparation program.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Mariusz Galczynski (Fall) Mariusz Galczynski (Summer)

  • EDEC 247 Policy Issues in Quebec Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course examines the organization of education in Quebec from various perspectives, including historical, political, social and legal. It aims to provide students with sufficient knowledge that they can begin the life-long learning process of a professional educator, aware of, and contributing to, the policy talk on school.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Tino Bordonaro (Fall) Donal Irving (Summer)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 405.
  • EDEC 253 Second Professional Seminar (Kindergarten/Elementary) (1 credit)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Preparation for the second field experience through development of basic practices in planning and teaching in elementary school classrooms. Competencies and working professional portfolios will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Judy Kenworthy-Grant, Fiona J Benson, Beverly May, Marcia Kennedy-Gaul, Teresa Germano, Helen Amoriggi, Enzo Di Ioia, Matthew Agozzino (Summer)

    • Corequisite: EDFE 256 or EDFE 256D1
    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed.(K/Elem) students.
  • EDEC 405 Fourth Year Professional Seminar (K/Elem) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Preparation for the final field experience and entry into the teaching profession. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to demonstrate ethical and responsible professional behaviour in the performance of duties across all professional competencies. Final transition from working professional portfolios will be addressed.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jon G Bradley, Sylvia Sklar, David A Dillon, Marcia Kennedy-Gaul (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDEE 355
    • Corequisite: EDFE 406
    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. K/Elem. students only
  • EDEE 223 Language Arts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : This course will explore the current research and theory of language learning and the practices which provide meaningful language experiences in the context of the pre-school and elementary classroom.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Melanie Bennett, Lesley Pasquin, Beverly May (Winter) Annie Tertiluk (Summer)

    • Corequisites: EDEE 250 and EDEE 282.
  • EDEE 230 Elementary School Mathematics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Elementary Education: The first of two courses specially designed for elementary school pre-service teachers. Focused on key areas of what teachers need to know and be able to do to support students' development of mathematical understanding (focus on mathematics content, students' reasoning, and pedagogy). Provides insight and understanding of the Quebec elementary mathematics program.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Annie Savard, Kara Jackson, Dominic Manuel, Dominique Miranda Martins, Marta Kobiela (Fall) Patrick Ryan (Summer)

  • EDEE 250 The Kindergarten Classroom (2 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : An orientation to the Kindergarten curriculum. Integration of the school subject areas (language arts, second language, mathematics, social sciences, science, expressive arts, moral and religious education, and physical education) in a manner appropriate to the developmental level of the pre-school child.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sheryl Smith-Gilman, Heather Phipps (Winter)

    • Corequisites: EDEE 223 and EDEE 282.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 310
  • EDEE 260 Reading Methods - Early Childhood (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Methods and materials for the teaching of reading in the first cycle of the elementary school.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Teresa Strong, Helen Amoriggi (Winter)

  • EDEE 270 Elementary School Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Science as a means of exploring and explaining our environment. A study of some of the fundamental concepts and process skills common to most elementary programs.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Allison Gonsalves (Fall) Patrick Ryan (Winter)

    • The course includes a fee of $10 for a lab manual prepared by the professor required for the course. The fee is refundable until the end of the course add/drop period.
  • EDEE 275 Science Teaching (2 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : A study of science programs and teaching strategies appropriate for providing elementary school children with an appreciation of the nature and method of science inquiry.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anila Asghar (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDEE 270.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEE 372 (Teaching Science)
    • The course EDEE 275 includes a $10 fee covering the cost of printing for the lab manual required by all students registered for the course. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period.
  • EDEE 280 Geography, History and Citizenship Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Designed for elementary school teachers. A multi-disciplinary and cross-curricular investigation of various citizenship education themes, geographical regions and historical periods as outlined in the Quebec Education Program.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Boghos Zanazanian (Winter)

    • Restriction: Faculty of Education students.
  • EDEE 282 Teaching Social Sciences (2 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Programs, materials and strategies for social studies from Kindergarten through grade six.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jon G Bradley (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDEE 280.
    • Corequisites: EDEE 223 and EDEE 250.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEE 382
  • EDEE 325 Children's Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Selection and use of literature suitable for children in the elementary school.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Donna Lee Smith (Fall) Donna Lee Smith (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 240, ENGL 341
    • Limited enrolment
  • EDEE 332 Teaching Elementary Mathematics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Elementary Education: The second of two courses specifically designed for elementary school pre-service teachers. Provides opportunities for the development of increasingly sophisticated knowledge and practices specific to elementary mathematics teaching. Provides insight and understanding of the Quebec modern elementary mathematics program.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Kara Jackson, Annie Savard, Marta Kobiela (Winter) Patrick Ryan (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: EDEE 230.
  • EDEE 353 Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Theory-based strategies for setting up, managing and teaching in the elementary school classroom. Methods for integrating the individual subject areas in the elementary school curriculum, using the Quebec curriculum as the primary example. Professional portfolios and professional competencies will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Helen Amoriggi, Sheryl Smith-Gilman, Melanie Bennett, David A Dillon, Marcia Kennedy-Gaul (Fall) Betsy Matt, Sarah Grey (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: EDEC 253 or EDEC 253D1/D2
    • Corequisites: EDEE 355 and EDFE 306
    • Restrictions: B.Ed (K/Elem) students. Not open to students who have taken EDEE 350 or EDEE 352.
  • EDEE 355 Classroom-based Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : The role of evaluation within kindergarten/elementary school programs. Topics include the kinds of information needed, different techniques for collecting that information, and ways of interpreting it to make educational decisions. Principles and a variety of methods for evaluation are discussed and practiced.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lesley Pasquin, Melanie Bennett, Christina Ryan Delaney, Beverly May, Teresa Germano (Fall)

    • Corequisites: EDEE 353, EDFE 306
    • Restriction: B.Ed. (K/Elem) students
  • EDER 320 Visions and Realities of Jewish Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A course in the philosophy of Jewish education. Various perspectives on the purpose of Jewish education are explored, and consideration is given to how contemporary Jewish ideologies can be translated into educational forms. Challenges facing Jewish education as it approaches the millennium are examined. Research in Jewish education is evaluated.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Fall)

  • EDER 360 Ethics and Religious Culture (K/Elementary) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Teaching methods and pedagogical resources for programs in moral education, ethics, and religious culture in the k/elementary school curriculum.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Melanie Bennett, Brian Andrew Benoit (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDER 333
  • EDFE 200 First Field Experience (K/Elem & Secondary) (2 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : Students are assigned to a school for a "participant observer" field experience for a minimum of 10 days.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Fall) Ulaayu Pilurtuut (Winter) Fiona J Benson (Summer)

    • Corequisite: EDEC 201
    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. Secondary and B.Ed. K/Elem. students
  • EDFE 256 Second Field Experience (Kindergarten/Elementary) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : Supervised student teaching in a school. Students are expected to apprise themselves of Field Experience, dates, duration and responsibilities as outlined on the Office of Student Teaching website http://www.mcgill.ca/ost.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Summer) Fiona J Benson (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDFE 200 or EDFE 209 or EDFE 246 or EDFE 205
    • Corequisite: EDEC 253
    • Restrictions: B.Ed. (K/Elementary) students. Not open to students who have taken EDFE 253.
    • Note: Expectations for this field experience, according to your program can be found at www.mcgill.ca/ost.
  • EDFE 306 Third Field Experience (Kindergarten/Elementary) (8 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : Supervised student teaching in a school. Students are expected to apprise themselves of Field Experience, dates, duration and responsibilities as outlined on the Office of Student Teaching website http://www.mcgill.ca/ost.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDEE 275, EDEE 223, EDEE 250, EDEE 282, EDEC 215, (EDFE 256 or EDFE 256D1/D2), (EDEC 253 or EDEC 253D1/D2).
    • Corequisites: EDEE 353, EDEE 355.
    • Restrictions: B.Ed. (K/Elementary) students. Not open to students who have taken EDFE 303.
    • Note: Expectations for this field experience, according to your program can be found at www.mcgill.ca/ost.
  • EDFE 406 Fourth Field Experience (K/Elem) (7 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : Supervised student teaching in a school. Students will be expected to assume a much increased responsibility for student learning, classroom management, and evaluation. Students are expected to apprise themselves of Field Experience, dates, duration and responsibilities as outlined on the Office of Student Teaching website http://www.mcgill.ca/ost.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson (Fall) Fiona J Benson (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDEE 223, EDEE 332, EDEE 275, EDEE 282, EDFE 303 or EDFE 306.
    • Corequisite: EDEC 405
    • Restriction: Restricted to B.Ed. (K/Elem) students.
    • Note: Expectations for this field experience, according to your program, can be found at www.mcgill.ca/ost.
  • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Selected theories, models, and concepts relevant to planning and reflecting upon educational practice and improvement. Overview of development, learning, thinking, motivation, individual difference, etc. In relation to applications in classroom teaching and learning, the complementary role of counsellors and psychologists, educational computing and technology. The Youth Protection Act.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Camelia Birlean, Scott Conrod, Gus Appignanesi, Judith Macarthur (Fall) Scott Conrod (Winter) Gus Appignanesi (Summer)

  • EDPI 309 Exceptional Students (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Evolution of special education to inclusive education; characteristics, teaching practices, and teachers' roles in inclusive classrooms. Overview of characteristics, causes, needs, and teaching strategies for students with each exceptionality, including students with intellectual, emotional, behavioural, sensory, physical and learning differences.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Roberta Thomson (Fall) Robert Savage, Gus Appignanesi, Scott Conrod, Clara I Carpintero (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. and Concurrent students only.
    • Offered through Continuing Education or Summer Studies.
  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Planning, implementing and evaluating curriculum and instruction for students with exceptionalities. Using technology and adapting curriculum and instruction for learners with varying abilities, learning styles, and needs. Collaboration with students, families, and other educators in the instructional process. Application component: application of instructional modifications for exceptional students in inclusive schools.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Karen Cohen-Gazith, David Hoida, Michael Sornberger, Casey Finn Lefsrud (Fall) Karen Cohen-Gazith (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. students only
    • Also offered through Continuing Education.
  • JWST 211 Jewish Studies 1: Biblical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and beliefs of Judaism's formative period. Both Biblical and non-Biblical materials will be studied. The Bible in the context of cognate literatures of the Ancient Near East; non-Biblical documents will be analysed for their bearing on the Jewish tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

Teaching Methods (12 credits)
3 credits from:

  • EDEA 332 Art Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Arts Education : An introduction to theories on children's visual expression and perception, lesson planning, and classroom-oriented studio practice.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Renee Jackson, Nancy Veronika Horlik (Fall) Renee Jackson (Winter)

    • The course includes a fee of $10 for art supplies such as ink, paper, brushes, fabric, tape, thread, etc. The fee is refundable until the end of the course add/drop period.
  • EDEA 342 Curriculum and Instruction in Drama Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Arts Education : Pedagogical theory and practical applications in the teaching of developmental drama, dramatic forms, improvisation and theatre arts.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Amanda Kellock (Fall) Amanda Kellock (Winter)

  • EDEA 345 Music Curriculum and Instruction for Generalists (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Arts Education : Study of materials and instructional techniques grounded in an understanding of basic musical concepts and contemporary theories of music teaching and learning. Definition of musical objectives and rationales, selection and development of materials, review of MEQ guidelines. Participation through singing, movement, listening, discussion and lesson planning and implementation.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Helene Boucher (Fall) Helene Boucher (Winter)

9 credits from:

  • EDER 252 Understanding and Teaching Jewish Life (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of Jewish holidays and life cycle rituals. Emphasis is placed on their historical development and philosophical meaning. Curriculum developed for teaching this material in various Jewish educational frameworks is examined and evaluated.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • EDER 318 Teaching the Jewish Liturgy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination of curriculum developed for teaching prayer and fostering spirituality within Jewish educational frameworks. Excerpts from the liturgy of the Jewish people are studied with an emphasis on the theological, moral, and philosophical issues that they raise.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDER 407.
  • EDER 319 Teaching the Holocaust (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination of approaches, strategies, and techniques of teaching the Holocaust, including methodologies for using the Holocaust as a basis for teaching about prejudice, cultural identity, racism, human rights and moral responsibility.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDER 421.
  • EDER 401 Teaching Biblical Literature - Jewish School 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Examination of Biblical passages raising theological, moral, historical, literary, or linguistic challenges, and their interpretation within the rabbinic tradition and modern scholarship. Methodologies for teaching such passages in Jewish studies classrooms are discussed. Some familiarity with Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew is essential, but most texts are available in English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Media, Technology, Computers and Education (3 credits)

3 credits from:

  • EDEC 262 Media, Technology and Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Orientation to the equipment and systems of educational technology. Examination of theories of educational technology, media education and technology education and the exploration and development of possible applications in school settings.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble, Melanie Wilson (Fall) Lisa Trimble (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 402. Students who have taken or are taking EDPT 200 or EDPT 204 cannot take this couse for credit.

Multicultural Education (3 credits)

3 credits from:

  • EDEC 233 First Nations and Inuit Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Study of First Nations and Inuit schools as diverse social, cultural, linguistic, political and pedagogical settings. Considers school and community minority-majority interactions and their influence on teaching and learning in educational settings. Examines how a teacher's personal practice can be influenced by an understanding of these factors.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elma Doris Moses (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken, or are taking, EDEC 248 or EDEC 249
  • EDEC 248 Multicultural Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Introduction to theories about intercultural and multicultural education in Quebec and Canadian schools.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bronwen Low, Marianne Filion, Lerona Lewis (Fall) Donna Lee Smith, Lerona Lewis (Winter)

    • Restriction: Students who have taken or are taking EDEC 249 or EDEC 233 cannot take this course for credit.
  • EDEC 249 Global Education and Social Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : A cross-curricular, interdisciplinary approach to teaching/creating learning experiences for students. It will foster critical thinking and nurture lifelong global understanding, active engagement and participation in relation to questions of social, economic, and environmental justice, by infusing these issues in the classroom.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken, or are taking, EDEC 233 or EDEC 248

Kindergarten and Elementary Jewish Studies - Subject Area - Group 1 (12 credits)

In consultation with the Jewish Studies option Program Adviser, students select 12 credits from the course sets below with no more than one 3-credit course from each set.

3 credits of:

  • JWST 345 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An introduction to the study of Rabbinic texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All readings in English

3 credits of:

  • JWST 314 Denominations in North American Judaism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A survey of Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox Judaism in North America. Emphasis is placed on the ideology forwarded by the movements since their inception.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Fall)

  • SOCI 327 Jews in North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Understanding of contemporary North American Jewry using findings of sociology and other social sciences. Social, cultural, and political issues of concern to the Jewish community. Specific characteristics of Jewish life in Canada, and Québec in particular, in comparison to the American Jewish experience.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

3 credits of:

  • JWST 365 Modern Jewish Ideologies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The rise and development of the various ideologies which attempt to define the Jews in historical, national and socio-cultural terms will be analyzed within the context of modern European nationalism. Selected texts of the Jewish Enlightenment, Science of Judaism, Peretz Smolenskin, Leon Pinsker, Simon Dubnow, Chaim Zhitlowsky and Ahad Ha-Am.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • JWST 366 History of Zionism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An examination of the development of the Zionist idea, the most influential expression of modern Jewish nationalism, which led to the creation of the Jewish state. The transformation of elements of traditional Jewish messianism into a modern political ideology. Hibbat Zion, Political Zionism, Cultural and Synthetic Zionism will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Recommended: JWST 365

3 credits of:

  • POLI 347 Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Concepts - protracted conflict, crisis, war, peace; system, subsystem; Conflict-levels of analysis; historical context; images and issues; attitudes, policies, role of major powers; Crises-Wars - configuration of power; crisis models; decision-making in 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982 crisis-wars; conflict- crisis management; Peace-Making - pre-1977; Egypt-Israel peace treaty; Madrid, Oslo, Israel-Jordan peace; prospects for conflict resolution.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 160-243 prior to 1997-98; or POLI 244
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 437 Politics in Israel (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An analysis of the nature and development of the Israeli political system, including historical background, Zionist ideology, the electoral system, the political parties, the institutions of government, constitutional issues, and religion and politics. The relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy will also be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212. Recommended JWST 366
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.

3 credits of:

  • HIST 207 Jewish History: 400 B.C.E. to 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of Jewish history from the period of Ezra and Nehemiah to the death of Hai Gaon, c. 1035. Focus on the experience of the Jews in Hellenistic and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Jewish sects, rabbinic literature in its various genres, the Karaite schism, and the rise of the Gaonate.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 B.C.E. - 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and intellectual developments in Judaism during late antiquity. Special emphasis will be placed on rabbinic literature e.g. Babylonian Talmud, Palestinian Talmud, the midrashim both as literary works and for the light they shed on the events and ideologies of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207

3 credits of:

  • HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Winter)

  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English

3 credits of:

  • JWST 367 Hebrew Language and Israeli Culture 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A post-advanced study of Hebrew language through an encounter with Israeli film, music and art as well as academic, journalistic, literary, and dramatic texts (all materials are in Hebrew).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lea Fima (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: JWST 340 or permission of instructor
  • JWST 368 Hebrew Language and Israeli Culture 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : A post-advanced study of Hebrew language through an encounter with Israeli film, music and art as well as academic, journalistic, literary, and dramatic texts (all materials are in Hebrew).

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lea Fima (Fall) Lea Fima (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: JWST 340 or permission of instructor
  • JWST 369 Studies in Hebrew Language and Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : To expand knowledge of grammar, and vocabulary and idioms in order to enhance reading comprehension and facility in writing and speaking. Of value to those interested in all aspects of Hebrew literature, classical and modern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
  • JWST 370 Studies in Hebrew Language and Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : To expand knowledge of grammar, and vocabulary and idioms in order to enhance reading comprehension and facility in writing and speaking. Of value to those interested in all aspects of Hebrew literature, classical and modern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter

Kindergarten and Elementary Jewish Studies - Subject Area - Group 2 (6 credits)

Students select 6 credits from the courses below.

  • JWST 327 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 328 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 329 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 330 A Book of the Bible (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : One book of the Bible will be studied in its entirety in Hebrew. Emphasis on the contributions of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (archaeology, comparative literature and Semitic linguistics) to understanding the text.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew
  • JWST 510 Jewish Bible Interpretation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The issues, approaches, and texts of Jewish Bible interpretation between the Biblical and Talmudic eras: Bible interpretation in the Bible; in Greco-Roman Jewish literature; in the Mishnah, Tosefta, Targumim, and Talmudim; early Samaritan interpretation, Bible interpretation in ancient synagogue art, and in the massoretic literature.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Deborah Abecassis (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 512

Electives (3 credits)

3 credits

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