Teaching Skills and Methodology for Elementary - Fall 2017

Ribaat Islamic Studies Teacher Pedagogy Course

Course Code: 
EDU 101

Instructor: Ustadha Safiyyah Salaam

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: Sept. 14 - Dec. 21, 2017
Timings: Thursdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall term of each year.


      • Students should be women above the age of 17 who work with (or plan to work with) Muslim youth at Islamic schools, programs, or weekend schools.
      • Successful completion of at least one Level 1 Ribaat course.

Summary: This introductory level course provides aspiring and veteran teachers opportunities to learn and practice effective teaching strategies for elementary-aged students enrolled in Islamic Studies programs.  During this course we will examine components of skillful teaching including lesson planning, classroom management, instructional strategies, assessment, professionalism, motivation, and upbringing within an Islamic framework. By the end of the course, students will be expected to plan, teach, and assess a sample lesson plan to accommodate elementary-aged Muslim students and complete a research paper on an effective instructional strategy.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, write one lesson plan and one research paper, and prepare for and deliver an online lesson.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 10th (if seats are available)

Text: 101 “Answers” for New Teachers and Their Mentors (Second Edition) by Annette L. Breaux

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org