Elevate Jewish Early Childhood Education

Gain the knowledge and skills to elevate Jewish early childhood education settings at American Jewish University’s School for Jewish Education and Leadership

Request Information  Apply today

Elevate Jewish Early Childhood Education

Stories Around AJU

American Jewish University draws students from a broad geographic region, reflecting a population diverse in culture, background, religion, values and perspectives.

From the professors all the way up to the Dean, everyone has been so helpful throughout the admissions process as well as juggling the class schedule. I honestly would not have been able to do this program had it not been for the amazing staff at AJU.
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
Being able to study together and move through the program as a stable cohort of Jewish early childhood educators provides great support, collaboration, and opportunity for deep relationship building. It is through a community of practice such as this that life-long friendships are formed.
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
Thirty-seven years after achieving my goal of an undergrad degree, I find myself thoroughly enjoying the challenge of the MA program at AJU. I am the oldest student in the group and yet feel welcomed by the other students.
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
I decided to pursue my master's degree in ECE in order to become a more intentional teacher and individual.
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
The chance to work with a cohort of like-minded individuals was enticing, helping to create a strong community of Jewish educators who respect each other, support each other, and learn together.
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
My classes at AJU have taught me to look at myself and reflect on my own Jewish identity. I feel the connection to my Judaism and love making those connections with my cohort as well as bringing it into my classroom.
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
I am lucky to be an AJU student because of the mentorship program. I have had such rich conversations with my mentor about my path as an early childhood educator, and it excites me to know the possibilities that the future will bring!
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
AJU is for you if you have a passion for education, are seeking a community of learners, and are ready to have an entire university rooting for you to achieve your goals. 
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. - Paulo Coelho
Early Childhood Education, School for Jewish Education and Leadership
7:1 student faculty ratio
7:1
student faculty ratio
Purple Icon with building
75%
of BA students eligible for gov't grants
2 Years – Avg time to complete your degree
2
Years – Avg time to complete your degree
Gold Icon
100%
of MA students receive scholarships
Join Our Mailing List

Stay up to date on the latest information about the School for Jewish Education and Leadership. This email will share news about upcoming events.

Read Our Blog

Be inspired and learn from our faculty and mentors.  We also like to share stories from our students and alumni who connect their learning at AJU to their teaching practice.

Meet Our Faculty

We encourage you to get to know our faculty and mentors, and their dynamic backgrounds. Contact information is also provided.