Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
Director of the Teacher Training for Graduates and B.Ed. for Practicing Teachers Programs: Dr. Yehudith Weinberger

The guiding principle of the teaching certificate program for Grades 1-6 is to supplement practical experience with theory, develop the knowledge drawn from experience in the classroom, and improve the quality of teaching. The courses include academic studies in education and in the disciplines taught in elementary school, as well as workshops to develop professional identity.

Students may specialize in teaching mathematics, sciences, literature, or Jewish culture and Bible. Those who choose to specialize in teaching a specific subject are required to complete 52 semester credits of study in that field. A previous bachelor's degree or credits for courses in the student's field of specialization may be recognized, subject to the approval of the program's academic counselor.

The curriculum presented here is based on the requirements for a teaching certificate. In practice, we adapt a personal program for each student, based on previous studies and chosen area of specialization, with recognition of relevant academic studies. The duration of studies in this program ranges from one to two years.

Students in the Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) Program may specialize in one of the following four areas:

  • Literature
  • Jewish culture and Bible
  • Mathematics
  • Science