The College of Sakhnin: Academic College for Teacher Education trains teachers for primary and junior high schools in the following departments:
- English Language and Literature for High School Track.
- English Language for Elementary School Track.
- MTeach (English Language and Literature for High School Track).
- Supplementary Studies (Hasava).
The various departments qualify teachers with a strong work ethic and a deep sense of commitment and belonging, teachers who are communicative, active, energetic and highly competent in their field.
As an integral part of their studies, students in the English Department are required to demonstrate proficiency in the language and a solid working knowledge of literature, linguistics and pedagogy. To provide them with these skills, they are exposed to these disciplines throughout their four-year course of study, with a strong emphasis on teaching English as a second language.
In the course of their studies, they are also exposed to a variety of issues in education and are expected to learn a variety of teaching methods and, progressively, to deepen their skills in applying them. To these ends, they are given wide exposure to learning subjects appropriate to intermediate classes and considerable opportunity to practice their skills in actual classroom situations. Our goal, in short, is to produce certified teachers whose didactic skills are solidly grounded in a wide and deep understanding of the English language and how it may be taught.
- take part in drama and music workshops: fun, and alternative way for teaching.
- are engaged in intensive programs of meeting with American Students.
- write and edit their own magazine.
- run various activities within and outside the campus: student day, trips…
- have access to an audio-visual center.
- have access to a wide variety of reference books and journals.
- meet teachers to talk on the plans of the Department.
- have the chance to reflect on teachers and courses.
- are highly qualified: professors, doctors and post-graduates, with a deep sense of commitment, openness, care, understanding and competence.
- are deeply engaged in scholarly activities: writing academic articles, textbooks and books, and taking active part in international as well as national conferences.
- are discerned for their creativity: writing children's stories, short stories and poetry.