Teaching Skills and Methodology for Elementary - Fall 2018

Course Category: Specialty Course | Education

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Course Code: EDU 101

Instructor: Ustadha Safiyyah Salaam

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: September 10 - December 17, 2018
Timings: Mondays, 9:15 pm CST/ 3:15 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.
      • 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, read the assigned material, write a lesson plan and deliver a live lesson, and review and sit for a mid-term and a final exam.

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

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

Registration Fees: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee after September 5th (if seats are available)
  • $5.00 auditing fee.
  • Special group rate: Islamic schools and masjids can register four teachers for $300.00. Email registration@rabata.org for details.


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