Courses in the M.A. in Education, Masters Blended Program specializing in Jewish Education are designed to familiarize students with research in Jewish education and to enable the clarification of the goals, methods, practices and challenges involved in transmitting Jewish culture and teaching Jewish and Israel studies. They are focused on challenges and issues facing Jewish education in Diaspora Jewish communities in three main areas:
1. The philosophy, sociology and psychology of Jewish Education and Israel Education.
2. The teaching of Jewish texts
3. Entrepreneurship and innovation in Jewish Education.
Within the 36 total credits required for the M.A., 10 are for required (core) courses and 26 are for elective courses. The university may approve up to eight credits taken outside the Jewish Education track, either from among other Hebrew University distance courses or from universities recognized for credits by Hebrew University. Prior approval from the Program Academic Committee must be obtained for courses outside the Jewish Education track.
Please note that students who do not have sufficient backgrounds in Education or Jewish Studies must take the following prerequisite courses. The credits for these courses will not count toward the M.A.:
- Foundations of Education (63001)
- Jewish Education and Jewish Studies (63002)
Be aware that the course offerings may change due to unforeseen academic, logistical, pandemic-related or other circumstances.