In the fall of 2018, the Graduate Center for Jewish Education launched a newly created opportunity for early childhood educators to earn a Master’s of Arts in Education in Early Childhood Education. By earning a Master’s degree, the early childhood educator will gain the knowledge and skills to elevate their contribution as educators in Jewish settings. Using a cohort-based model, students come together to grow as educators. As students, they will acquire the skills to manage classrooms and centers, successfully work with families, incorporate Jewish learning, values and traditions, including elements of Torah and Mitzvot, into daily lesson plans, learn the strategies and tools to supervise teachers as ECE administrators and ultimately inspire young children to blossom.
Classes are one night a week for two years. Students take two classes at a time. Generous merit-based scholarships are available.
This program is fully approved and accredited by the WSCUC.