Bachelor of Education Kindergarten and Elementary Jewish Studies

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Become an elementary school teacher with a specialization in Jewish Studies, prepared to teach about the rich tapestry of Jewish culture and traditions. This unique program is tailored for students who aspire to teach in a variety of Jewish education settings, including parochial schools, summer camps, youth groups, and community organizations or religious institutions. Prior to entering the Jewish Studies option within the Bachelor of Education Kindergarten and Elementary, students are encouraged to build a strong foundation in areas such as the bible (Tanakh), Jewish prayer, holidays, and history, as well as strengthen their Hebrew language skills. By embarking on this program, you’ll be working towards a career that serves to foster an appreciation for Jewish heritage and learning.

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Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Kindergarten and Elementary Jewish Studies(120 Credits)

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

Program Requirement:

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 Ministry (Education). 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.


  • EDEE 325 Children's Literature 3 Credits
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  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Ed. 3 Credits
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  • EDES 366 Literature for Young Adults 3 Credits
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  • FRSL 101 Beginners French 1 3 Credits
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  • FRSL 102 Beginners French 2 3 Credits
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  • FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
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  • FRSL 207D2 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
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  • FRSL 211D1 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
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  • FRSL 211D2 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
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  • MATH 111 Math for Education Students 3 Credits
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  • RELG 207 Intro to Study of Religions 3 Credits
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  • WCOM 250 Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 Credits
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Required Courses (87 credits)


  • EDEC 201 1st Year Professional Seminar 1 Credits
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  • EDEC 203 Communication in Education 3 Credits
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  • EDEC 215 English Exam for Teacher Cert.
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  • EDEC 233 Indigenous Education 3 Credits
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  • EDEC 247 Policy Issues:QC&Indigenous Ed 3 Credits
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  • EDEC 253 Second Prof Seminar (K/Elem) 1 Credits
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  • EDEC 262 Media, Tech. and Education 3 Credits
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  • EDEC 405 4th Yr Prof. Sem. (K/Elem) 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 223 Language Arts 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 230 Elementary School Math. 1 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 253 Kindergarten Classroom Ped 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 260 Reading Methods - K/Elementary 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 270 Elementary School Science 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 273 Elementary School Science 2 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 280 Geog., Hist. & Citizenship Ed. 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 283 Social Studies Pedagogy 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 332 Teaching Elementary Math. 2 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 353 Third Yr. Prof. Sem. (K/Elem) 3 Credits
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  • EDEE 355 Classroom-based Evaluation 3 Credits
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  • EDER 320 Visions&Realities of Jewish Ed 3 Credits
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  • EDER 360 Cult&Citzshp:QCContext(K/Elem) 2 Credits
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  • EDFE 200 First Field Exp. (K/Elem&Sec) 2 Credits
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  • EDFE 256 Second Field Exp. (Kind/Elem) 3 Credits
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  • EDFE 306 Third Field Exp. (Kind/Elem) 8 Credits
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  • EDFE 406 Fourth Field Exp. (K/Elem) 7 Credits
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  • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology 3 Credits
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  • EDPI 309 Diverse Learners 3 Credits
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  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schls 3 Credits
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  • JWST 211 Jewish St 1: Biblical Period 3 Credits
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Complementary Courses (30 credits)



    Equity Education

    3 credits from:


    • EDEC 248 Equity and Education 3 Credits
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    • EDEC 249 Global Ed. and Social Justice 3 Credits
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    Teaching Methods (12 credits)

    3 credits from:


    • EDEA 332 Art C&I--Elementary 3 Credits
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    • EDEA 342 C&I in Drama Education 3 Credits
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    • EDEA 345 Music C&I for Generalists 3 Credits
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    9 credits from:


    • EDER 252 Understanding&Teach Jewish Lfe 3 Credits
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    • EDER 318 Teaching the Jewish Liturgy 3 Credits
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    • EDER 319 Teaching the Holocaust 3 Credits
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    • EDER 401 Tch Biblical Lit-Jewish Sch 1 3 Credits
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    Kindergarten and Elementary - Subject Area: Jewish Studies (15 credits)

    In consultation with the Jewish Studies option Program Adviser, students select 15 credits from the undergraduate course offerings of the Department of Jewish Studies, Faculty of Arts.



      Electives (3 credits)



         

         

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