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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Breakthrough Chinuch | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles of Montessori Method for the Orthodox Jewish School (EDU202)


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 and explain the role of the child-centered approach in Montessori education; discuss the structure and operation of the Al Pi Darko classroom; contrast the Montessori approach with other child-centered theorists; analyze and compare the principles and objectives of these methods to the needs of Orthodox Jewish schools; and identify and evaluate key Montessori concepts as they develop the Hebrew Alphabet curriculum.


The course examines the application of key goals and characteristics of the Montessori approach in the Orthodox Jewish educational system and focuses on the implementation of these in The Al Pi Darko method. The various elements of Montessori in Orthodox Jewish education are further analyzed in a core curriculum unit focused on the Hebrew Alphabet.  Prerequisite: Teaching experience or instructor approval.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Montessori Education or Early Childhood Education (11/18).