Master of Jewish Education

Master of Jewish Education

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A passion for Jewish education. A commitment to teach students of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and abilities. A desire to strengthen Jewish community.

These are the qualities that define graduates of Hebrew College’s Master of Jewish Education degree program. Building on Hebrew College’s long-standing tradition of training outstanding Jewish educators, the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines best educational practices, a solid grounding in Jewish texts, supervised field experience and opportunities to specialize in an area of concentration.

Students for the Master of Jewish Education may complete coursework entirely online or, if you live within commuting distance of Hebrew College, as a combination of on-campus and online study. Hebrew College also offers the MJEd in conjunction with a Bachelor of Jewish Education or a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies, as well as in conjunction with rabbinical or cantorial ordination.



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Create a Program of Study That Works for You


Whether you are new to the profession or a Jewish educator who wants to move ahead in your career, you will be able to create a program of study that meets your unique interests. The MJEd may be completed as a stand-alone degree or with a specialization in either Jewish Special Education, Early Childhood Jewish Education or Jewish Experiential Education.

This 36-credit degree, which includes two supervised field experiences, may be completed in two years as a full-time student or in three years as a part-time student.

A Dynamic Community of Online Learners

As an online MJEd candidate, you will join a dynamic community of students from around the country and the world in an interactive virtual classroom with Hebrew College faculty. Hebrew College uses the Schoology online learning platform, giving you the opportunity to learn with ease and comfort, even if you have never previously studied online. You will also build a personal relationship with your faculty adviser, who will help you to create an individualized program and who will serve as your mentor and guide.

Hebrew College has been recognized nationally for its online learning programs. Many of our faculty have been teaching in the online environment for more than a decade and are devoted to creating meaningful learning experiences through this medium.

Designed for Today’s Jewish Educator

Our pedagogic application courses enable students to apply Judaic content knowledge to a variety of educational settings. At the same time, students have the opportunity to deepen and enrich their knowledge of Jewish texts, Jewish history and Jewish life and values.

Applying Theory to Practice

Supervised field work in a Jewish setting is an integral and required part of the MJEd program at Hebrew College. The field experience provides students with the opportunity to acquire advanced skills, explore new kinds of work and reflect on their practice. This invaluable learning opportunity, tailored to meet the professional goals and objectives of the individual student, is enriched by the three-way relationship among the student, the on-site supervisor and Hebrew College director of field
experiences. Supervisors are either members of the trained Hebrew College clinical
faculty team or specially recruited for their supervision and coaching
skills and experience.

Opening Doors to Career Opportunities

Hebrew College MJEd graduates find meaningful work in a wide variety of settings, including Jewish day schools, congregational schools, youth groups and camps. Professional opportunities include classroom teacher, curriculum developer, Jewish special educator, early-childhood director, congregational family educator, youth leader and camp director.

Degree Requirements

  • Demonstrated Hebrew proficiency of Level 4 or higher
  • Completion of 36 credits, detailed below:
Course Credits
Introduction to Theory and Practice 3
Models of Teaching 3
Seminar in Educational Leadership 3
Human Development and Learning 3
Special Education for Jewish Settings or other special education courses 3
Jewish Studies pedagogic application courses 15
Jewish Studies electives 3
Two supervised field experiences 2
Graduate Research Seminar/Final Project 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from 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

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • Current or previous experience working in Jewish educational settings

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

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