- Jerusalem (Israel)
Frequent Asked Questions
· What are the objectives of this course?
Along with the study of more general subjects like social sciences, curriculum in Jewish Education, formal and informal education, and leadership in education, the Melton Jewish Education Program also gives students a strong background in areas including contemporary Jewry, teaching traditional Jewish texts, Jewish philosophy, and Israel education.
· What marks this course apart?
Without giving up your current position, without extended leaves of absence or loss of work, now you can earn your Masters degree in Jewish Education in just a single year, from anywhere in the world. You’ll have the benefit of an in-depth on-campus intense summer semester with 6 weeks at Hebrew University's Melton Centre in Jerusalem, Israel — one of the few truly respected institutions that offer a high-level degree in Jewish Education. For the other two semesters, your time is your own. Studies will integrate on-site and distance learning elements. You’ll enjoy a structured schedule that helps you achieve your goals, and academic support throughout your studies.
What could be improved Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course? Yes.
What you'll learn on the course
You'll receive all the MA Jewish Education course material immediately following registration, with plenty of time to review it at your convenience.
Two choices for lesson dates:
- Fall – class starts October
- Spring – class starts March
For the online portion of the course, you will receive set assignments for each week. Your study and work time per week should total not less than 12 hours.
A 6-week intense summer semester will be held on-campus at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. During this period, you will also be participating in related tours once per week.
At the end of the course, in lieu of a test, there will be a graded work assignment of 40 hours.
MA Jewish Education Courses
Spring 2017 - Online
- Curriculum and the Teaching of Jewish Texts
- Visions in Jewish Education
- Israel Education and the Challenge of Zionism in the 21st Century
6-Week Summer Semester in Jerusalem
- Social Sciences and Jewish Identity
- Issues in Philosophy and Jewish Education
- Informal and Experiential Education
- Jews’ Communities Around the World and Jewish Education
- Midrash and Talmud: Texts on Education
- The Philosophical World of the Young and Its Implications for Jewish Education
- The Place of Israel in Contemporary Jewish Culture and Education
Fall Semester - Online
- Planning Israel Education in Jewish Education Frameworks
- Ethics and Jewish Education in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas
- Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship in Jewish Education