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Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience
Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in Early Childhood Education (Education 302)
Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.
Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL), Jerusalem, Israel or authorized proctor sites.
January 2011- October 2018.
Instructional delivery format:
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.
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.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Early Childhood Education (12/10) (6/16 revalidation).