Al-Qasemi Academy: Academic College of Education Address: Baqa-El-Gharbia, Israel, 3010000 Telephone: +972-4-6286737/743 Fax: +972-4-6286774 EMail: maha-mj@qsm.ac.il 
 
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The Computer Unit

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The college is considered one of the highly computerized academic institution in the country; there are two computersper five students. The laboratories provide the following services: An e-mail account for each student. Free access to the internet and various data bases. 25 Computerized forums (see the site: www.forums.macam.ac.il ) High Learn courses Synchronic and partially synchronic courses This lab consists of five computerized rooms, which are well equipped with the most advanced devices.
 
The Art Gallery

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In cooperation with the Israeli Archeological Authorities, the college has started an art gallery. The gallery is the first step towards establishing a permanent educational Museum in the college. In the mean-while, the college uses some closets to exhibit artifacts and coins which go back to different Islamic ages. The college aims at promoting the museum culture among its students, hoping this will lead to their appreciation of their own as well as other cultures.
 
The Pedagogical Center

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The pedagogical center,  which includes various other disciplinary learning centers, aims at providing students and teachers with teaching aids, methods, and advanced technologies and learning materials relevant to their fields of study.
 
The Regional Arabic Language Center

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The Center contains books for teaching Arabic on local and global levels. The center also publishes research regarding the origins and development of the Arabic language and it annually conducts contests among school students to promote the reading and writing of the Arabic language and literature.
 
The Math Center

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The center’s main purpose is to help develop dynamic and complementary Mathematics teaching methodologies in elementary and junior high schools. The center provides teachers and students of mathematic with the appropriate methodology and guidance required for teaching and learning the subject.
 
The English Language Center

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The center includes professional literature on the teaching of English language and literature. Moreover, the centre is well-equipped in teaching audio-visual pedagogical methodology and provides guidance to students and teachers of English regarding the teaching and learning of English.
 
The Unit for Islamic Fatawa

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The first of its kind in the country, this unit is considered by many as a reference point for those asking for rulings and verdicts regarding religious Islamic issues. The center works at the development of theological methodology and provides Fatawa on various modern theological issues. It also advances research and practice in the field of inter-faith dialougue.
 
The Research Unit

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The unit works at promoting educational research, providing students and teachers with the appropriate research methodology. In addition, the unit annually, publishes “Jamea” a journal advancing educational research in various domains. The unit is particularly concerned with advancing an academic research culture by publishing articles and books and conducting conferences and study  days.
 
The Early Childhood Educational Center

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The center offers materials and resources for early education teachers and teacher trainees. It encourages the publication of literature and research relevant to the field.
 
The Internship Unit

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The internship unit at Al-Qasemi Academy accompanies the novice teacher during his first teaching year and supports him morally, professionally and emotionally, while taking into consideration that teaching is a profession and the teacher is a professional. His colleagues are also viewed as specialized individuals, distinguished for their quality work, knowledge and expertise.
Based on what has been mentioned above, the internship unit aims at assisting the professional teacher to internalize various professional work styles, granting him the chance to have a real teaching experience. Besides, the unit provides the novice teacher with an academic teaching workshop, led by professional and experienced lecturers. In the field, he receives the support of highly qualified, experienced and tenured teachers.
 
The Children's Literature Center

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The center encourages research and creativity in the field of children’s literature. It organizes conferences and study days related to the field, and publishes relevant literature.
 
The Center for Psychological Consultation and Promotion of Learning Skills

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The center works at diagnosing students with learning difficulties. It also provides students with psychological counseling and offers workshops and lectures to the general public regarding relevant issues in education, art therapy, and mental health. The center cooperates with neighboring institutes to advance health awareness among members of community.
 
The National Center for Parenting and Education

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The center offers support, training and counseling to Arab families in Israel. The main goal of the center is to advance society through educating parents and qualifying family counselors. The center aims at educating the community through workshops, seminars and conferences.
 
The Center for Multicultural Studies

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The center aims at advancing dialogue among religions and cultures in the Israeli society. It works at advancing education for tolerance and social equity programs and conferences.
 
The Technological Center

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The center is formed of experts in technology and representatives of the college’s various departments. The center’s goal is to advance the integration of technology within the academic organization of the college and initiate channels of communication between the college and other institutes or societies.  The center is responsible for the purchase and use of technological devices as a way of promoting a modern culture of technology.
 
The Science Laboratories

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The laboratories are well equipped with the most advanced technological and scientific devices required for the teaching and learning of the sciences. They consist of two rooms: a material preparation room and a practice one.
 
A Photo Journal Laboratory

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The laboratories aim at equipping students of the communication department with the relevant devices for the writing and production of Journals.
 
Radio Studio

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The studio serves students of Journalism and Communication for the practice of relevant skills. Students produce their own educational radio station through the studio, as authorized by the ministry of education.
 
Study Days and Conferences

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The college conducts study days and conferences on various subjects such as: Mathematics in Elementary Schools, The Status of Arab Women, Learning Difficulties, and English Language and Literature. The lecturers in the college also participate in international and local conferences. Other conferences are held in participation with other academic institutes in the country and outside of it.

 

 
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