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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison - Inactive Courses/Exams

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
Length:
Proficiency examination program administered through Torah Accreditation Liaison.
Dates:
January 2006 - March 2012.
Objectives:
Students will demonstrate comprehension and analysis of the text of the essential sections of the traditional Jewish Siddur (Brachos, Supplications, Selections of Psalms and the Tanach) with a range of midrashic, medieval and modern commentaries; elaborate underlying meanings found in the text, expound on vague or obscure passages, explain halachic practices woven into the prayers, describe historical origins and explain various metaphysical allusions; deal with a variety of issues in a relatively mature and sophisticated manner through through their responses to the examination questions.
Instruction:

The examination covers the essential sections of the traditional Jewish Siddur (Holy Names, Structure of Blessings, Birkas HaShachar, Birkas HaTorah, Pisukei Dezimra, Shema and its Brachos, Amida, Aleinu) with a range of midrashic, medieval and modern commentaries. The Advanced Concepts exams focus on conceptual, philosophical and ethical issues and their textual cues.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Thought, Judaic Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or Religion (5/06).

Location:
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL), Jerusalem, Israel or authorized proctor sites.
Length:

Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Dates:

January 2011- October 2018.

Objectives:

Students are required to display an in-depth knowledge of the basic principles underlying the development and planning of the integration of mathematics, science, and social studies in the early childhood classroom. Topics include: the use of manipulatives and other materials to teach math and science in a hands-on way; key concepts of the preschool math curriculum (number operation, patterns, geometry, and measurement), the processes of observing, classifying, and comparing to demonstrate the scientific process, and the use of social studies as a framework for thematic and interdisciplinary curriculum planning and multicultural education. Students also demonstrate knowledge connected to the core math, science, and social studies topics such as problem-solving and citizenship. Additionally, specific content knowledge within the discipline of science, such as weather, animals, and plant life, is required.

Instruction:

Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. The course focuses on teaching the key subjects within each discipline. Students are expected to make connections between theory and classroom practice. Beyond the expectation that students will have thorough knowledge which has to be displayed via a broad array of short questions on this topic, they must present ideas in an organized and sophisticated manner through three short essay responses and two extensive essays.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Early Childhood Education (12/10) (6/16 revalidation).

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