dual degree in arts education and jewish studies

MJEd/MAJS Arts Track

Creation stands at the center of Jewish life, and "yetzira" (creativity) as one of Hebrew College’s core values. The recently introduced dual degree with a specialization in the arts bridges this commitment to the arts with Hebrew College’s long-standing work in the field of Jewish education. 

The MJEd/MAJS with arts track enables artists and arts educators to consider their work in the context of Jewish history and text, and in dialogue with other artists and educators. This online program combines Jewish studies and Jewish education, empowering artist educators to enhance their art and their teaching through Jewish and pedagogic lenses. 

In addition to coursework, students will complete two years of supervised field experience and a final project focused on Jewish arts education. Mentored "studio time" in students' medium of choice will supplement the academic program, allowing them to both apply their learning and grow creatively.  Students graduate with both a Master of Jewish Education and a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies.

Degree Requirements

  • Demonstrated Hebrew proficiency of Level 4 or higher 
  • Completion of 45 credits, detailed below:
Course Credits
Models of Teaching
Theory and Practice of Jewish Education
Human Development and Learning
Seminar in Educational Leadership
Experiential Education Electives
Jewish Text and Culture
Jewish History 6
Summer Weeklong Residential Seminar 3
Studio 5
Supervised Field Experience 2
Graduate Research Seminar/Final Project 2















Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Application Requirements

  • Completed application and fee
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate study
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two essays
  • Interview, in-person or by phone

Application Deadline

Application deadlines are May 15 for fall admission, with a priority date of March 1, and Nov. 15 for spring admission. Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis, though financial aid awards may be more limited for late applications.



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