2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jewish Education Minor

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Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the contents of the Hebrew Bible, its history, interpretations, and relationship to beliefs and values in Judaism

2. Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the beliefs and values in Judaism

3. Demonstrate Ulpan or Hebrew 1 level competency in speaking, reading, and writing everyday Hebrew, appropriate to the classroom situation

4. Reinforce and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Jewish history, culture, and modern Judaism

5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of U.S. education laws, court cases, history of segregation, inclusion, tracking, and teacher bias

6. Learn and demonstrate Inclusive teaching practices, differentiation strategies, culturally responsive teaching, collaboration, and lesson planning skills

7. Practice and reinforce independent and collaborative planning and teaching skills while interning for two semesters, for 20 hrs each, in a Jewish educational setting

Jewish Education Minor


Corinne Roth Smith, Professor


The primary purpose of this minor is to better prepare SU undergraduates to teach in Jewish congregational schools, camps, community centers, youth organizations.


  • GPA 2.8 or above
  • 1-2 page statement on why the individual would like to declare a minor in Jewish Education
  • The Jewish Studies 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.

Program 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):

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.


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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