The Graduate Center for Jewish Education at American Jewish University prepares educators to create and articulate a compelling vision for Jewish education and apply the knowledge, skills, creativity and leadership needed to bring that vision to life. Home to the Fingerhut School of Education and various continuing education initiatives for educators, we are a trans-denominational center for educational leadership training, Jewish learning, professional development and research. AJU’s Familian and Brandeis-Bardin campuses provide a natural laboratory for innovation, experimentation and integration of experiential and traditional education. Our alumni provide leadership and vision in every sector of Jewish education across the denominational spectrum.

Degrees Offered:  

  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) full-time daytime program; part-time option available  
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) evening program designed for working professionals  
  • Master of Arts in Education in Early Childhood Education, designed for working professionals
  • Bachelor of Arts completion program in Early Childhood Education
  • MAEd and MBA in Nonprofit Management dual degree, 3 years  
  • Program in Experiential Education optional certificate in addition to MAEd  
  • MAEd or Certificate in Jewish Education for Rabbinical students with the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies  
  • Emerging Leadership Certificate (ELC) Program
  • Certification Program in Teacher Coaching and Mentoring