The Jewish Education Program is a two-year course of study, leading to a Certificate of Jewish Education from Hebrew Seminary. Each student will share a number of courses with the Rabbinic students, as well as take specific courses from the Education Program. These courses include the following:
History of Deafness
This introductory course will trace the perception of the deaf in ancient cultures to modern times.
Deafness: Culture vs. Pathology
This course will trace modern trends in deafness, including the Deaf Now movement at Gallaudet, and the impact of the cochlear implant.
Techniques in Teaching Judaism to Deaf Children
A survey course studying different methods of teaching Judaism to deaf children.
Techniques in Teaching Judaism to Deaf Children, ages 8-13
An in-depth course studying different methods of teaching Judaism and the Hebrew language, with special emphasis on preparing for bar/bat mitzvah.
History of Deaf Education
This introductory course will trace the development of deaf education focusing on the pioneering work of Gallaudet and Le Clerc.
Teaching Methods for the Deaf I
Specific methods, including lesson plans, will be discussed in this class.
Teaching Methods for the Deaf II
A continuation of Teaching Methods I.
Psychology and Sociology of Deaf People
A study of specific psychological and social issue involved in deaf culture.