Our academically engaging and rigorous curriculum is designed to incorporate exploration and experimentation in educational leadership and teaching strategies, cohort- and community-building, as well as spiritual, personal and professional growth. The degree takes four semesters (two academic years) to complete on a full-time basis. A three-year part-time option for working professionals is also offered.
Within the coursework, there is room for students to choose their own subject areas and settings for projects. Over the course of the degree, students create lesson plans and curriculum units; design their own blueprints for new educational programs or institutions; articulate their own vision for Jewish education; and craft a capstone project that reflects their own unique expertise in the field. Students encounter, adapt and apply a wide variety of planning and teaching tools for different types of learners and settings.