Islamic Education

Islamic Education

This concentration provides a foundation in Islamic theology, law, history, ethics and scriptural studies, and in interreligious studies. Students enroll in required and elective courses covering various education topics addressing the Islamic school campus context, classroom dynamics, curriculum design, student assessment, and education technology. The concentration equips school administrators, educators and other education professionals with insights from contemporary education research and tools for cultivating excellence in primary and secondary learning environments.
Additional Required Courses for the Concentration (3):
Introduction to the Islamic Cultural Heritage

This course provides a sampling of of classical Islamic literary texts in a variety of genres, including religious writings, poetry, maqamat, frame tales, scientific writings, travel accounts, epistles, and other rich primary sources. The course also

Foundations in Islamic Education

This course provides an introduction to Islamic educational thought, concepts and practices as developed within classical Islamic civilization. Through evaluation of translated primary sources and reflection on contemporary best practices, educators i

Education Technology and Online Resources

Educators are increasingly expected to utilize technology effectively to facilitate learning. This course helps students develop their skills in authoring and publishing lesson plans, activities, rubrics, and resources for their elementary/secondary st

Elective Courses for the Concentration (2):
School Administrators:
School Leadership, Board Management, and Change Agency

This course introduces Islamic principles for leadership and management, and elaborate on their application in the context of modern non-profit organizations. School leadership, governance, board structure and management, meeting management and fundra

Cultivating the Classroom Environment: PLCs