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Master of Arts (M.A.); Education and Society (Non-Thesis) — Jewish Education (45 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

This program is designed to offer a graduate-level point of entry into the teaching profession for students who typically will have completed a B.A. with minor or major in Jewish Studies. The M.A. will not provide Quebec Government teacher certification (in Quebec, certification is at the B.Ed. level), but at the present time, Jewish schools may hire non-certified teachers of Jewish Studies at their discretion.

Students interested in doing a research-focused M.A. in the area of Jewish Education should follow one of the other graduate degree offerings within the area of Education and Society.

Required Internship (15 credits)

  • EDER 610D1 Internship (7.5 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Supervised fieldwork in a Jewish school or educational institution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Only open to students in M.A. Culture and Values Non-Thesis (Jewish Education Option)
    • Students must register for both EDER 610D1 and EDER 610D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDER 610D1 and EDER 610D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EDER 610D2 Internship (7.5 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : See EDER 610D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Only open to students in M.A. Culture and Values Non-Thesis (Jewish Education Option)
    • Prerequisite: EDER 610D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDER 610D1 and EDER 610D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Philosophy and Practice (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EDER 520 Issues in Jewish Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of dissenting and complementary perspectives on the purpose of Jewish education. Challenges facing the field of Jewish education are examined. Developments in general education of relevance to Jewish education are considered.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 422-320 / EDER 320

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level, selected in consultation with the program adviser. Students will normally follow this profile:

9 credits from the course offerings of the Department of Jewish Studies, Faculty of Arts.

9 credits chosen from the following courses:

  • EDER 521 Teaching Judaism: Yiddish (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination of recognized practices in the teaching of Yiddish as a second language.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 422-405 / EDER 411
    • Restriction: Permission of instructor
  • EDER 522 Teaching Judaism: Hebrew (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination of recognized practices in the teaching of Hebrew as a second language.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 422-404/EDER 404
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew, with permission of instructor
  • EDER 523 Teaching Judaism: Bible (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of selected narrative, poetic and legal portions of the Pentateuch with a view to teaching this material in Jewish schools. An examination of some of the techniques presently used in the teaching of Bible.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 422-401 / EDER 401
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew, with permission of instructor
  • EDER 524 Teaching Judaism: History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of approaches and techniques for the teaching of Jewish history. Special emphasis is placed on strategies for integrating the study of Jewish and general history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 422-420 / EDER 420.
  • EDER 525 Teaching Judaism: Holidays (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of the rituals, customs, values and historical development of Jewish holidays. Methods of applying this material to the Jewish studies classroom are examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 422-250 / EDER 252
  • EDER 526 Teaching Judaism: Liturgy (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of curriculum developed for teaching prayer and fostering spirituality within Jewish educational frameworks. Selected portions of the High Holy Day liturgy are examined with a view to teaching this material in Jewish settings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 422-400 / EDER 407
    • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew, with permission of instructor.
  • EDER 527 Teaching Judaism: Special Topics (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : In-depth examination of topics in Jewish education. Content will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Eric Caplan (Fall)

  • EDER 528 Teaching Judaism: The Holocaust (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of approaches and techniques for the teaching of the Holocaust. Strategies for using Holocaust education as a basis for discussing prejudice and moral responsibility are examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 422-421 / EDER 421

6 credits selected from the following courses:

  • EDPE 535 Instructional Design (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : This course draws on the fields of learning theory, developmental psychology, and measurement to focus on the tasks of constructing instructional materials. Areas to be considered include behaviour analysis, concept formation, and test construction.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alain Breuleux (Winter)

  • EDPE 616 Cognitive Development (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Assessment of theories of cognitive development including Piagetian, neo-Piagetian, and information-processing approaches. Theoretical models and empirical findings, and their application to educational and other settings.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jacob A Burack (Fall)

  • EDPI 526 Talented and Gifted Students (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : The psychology and education of exceptionally able children. Definitions, assessment, classroom adaptations, technology, educational programs and educational issues. The course combines theoretical background and practical concerns. Application component: application of teaching methods with exceptionally able students.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Offered through Continuing Education.
  • EDPI 642 Inclusion: Past, Present & Future (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Provides a critical analysis of the concept of inclusion with a particular focus on disability within historical, political, and educational contexts and equity seeking groups.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Tara Flanagan (Fall)

  • EDPI 654 Instruction/Curriculum Adaptation (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Adapting instruction and curriculum for students with special needs; developing individualized programs and methods; building curriculum that addresses both academic and social needs of students.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Karen Cohen-Gazith (Winter)

Language Requirement

  • EDER 529 Hebrew Language Requirement

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

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Demonstrated mastery of the Hebrew language equivalent to JWST 340 (advanced). Must be completed prior to graduation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Faculty of Education—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)