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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Effective Elementary Education (EDU 503)

Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format

Various; distance learning format

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: enhance the skills and personality traits of effective teachers in elementary education; identify and apply professional language to depict elementary curriculum, instruction, and assessment; describe and apply principles of effective teaching in elementary class settings; identify and incorporate principles of effective teaching to make wise professional judgments; build general and specific strategies to address student diversity in the elementary education settings; plan clear, coherent, and standards-based elementary lessons; apply principles of classroom testing and evaluation to practical teaching situations.


Major topics include: characteristics of effective teachers; knowing diverse students; instructional planning; differentiating instruction; teacher-centered and student-centered instructional strategies; strategies to promote student understanding, thinking, and engagement; managing lesson delivery; classroom management and discipline; assessing and reporting student performance; and working with colleagues and parents.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (8/21).