Jewish Education Excellence Project: Mentor Teacher Training Program

The Mentor Teacher Training Program (JEEP) creates mentor teachers who will learn to make instruction and professional improvements for the classroom a priority within the culture of their school. Well-trained mentor teachers can remain inside the classroom while providing growth opportunities for faculty and providing new teachers support and collaboration during their first years on the job.

The program, designed for early childhood through 12th-grade teachers, will provide the social, emotional, and cognitive skills for mentors to be successful with their mentees within a cohort model of learning. The certification also provides mid-career professional growth in the field of education. Participants will receive three (3) academic credits from AJU.


  • Minimum of 7 years working as lead instructor in a classroom
  • Leadership roles assumed inside of school
  • MA in education (or relevant experience in the field: contact us to learn more)
  • Previous experience working with teachers to improve instruction recommended
  • You must mentor a teacher for the duration of the program

Program Length

  • Three-day in-person workshop held August 6-8, 2024
  • Once-a-month evening sessions for 9 months
  • Day-long training with all cohorts of mentors

The cost of the certificate program is $2,500.00. 

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