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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Breakthrough Chinuch | Evaluated Learning Experience

Foundations of Jewish Education (EDU201)


35 hours (13 weeks). 

Breakthrough Chinuch, Monsey, NY and other approved instructional sites.

November 2018 - December 2023.  

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: describe the process and importance of understanding the meaning of Biblical Hebrew words; explain the role and responsibility of the teacher and the characteristics of the learner and the way of learning, in Jewish education; describe and analyze the key features of the Al Pi Darko method; differentiate and compare the components and role-players in the delivery process; illustrate the mission and core values of Jewish education through the interpretation of the foundational Shema prayer; and analyze scenarios to identify concepts studied within the course and apply these to directing and teaching the child.   


The course examines Biblical terms and concepts relating to education to derive and define fundamental principles of Jewish education. Through lexical semantic analysis of these Biblical terms and concepts, students explore the implication of these meanings on Jewish educational and instructional philosophies and practices. Prerequisite: Teaching experience or instructor approval.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Montessori Education or History (11/18).