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.
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.
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.
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.
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!