Dual Master’s Degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Studies will Provide Aspiring Educators with Professional Preparation in Methods and Content
This September, Yeshiva University will offer a new dual track master’s degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Studies through its Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.
The new dual track program will draw from the best of both graduate schools to provide aspiring Jewish educators with high-level professional preparation by combining the pedagogical teaching in Jewish graduate education offered by Azrieli with the expertise in academic Jewish studies offered by Revel.
Prof. Jeffrey Glanz, Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics & Values and director of the Azrieli master’s program, and Stuart Halpern, Revel’s assistant director of student programming and community outreach, will jointly coordinate the program.
“The goal of the program is to give the Jewish teacher of the future a well-rounded and complete education in both what to teach and how to teach it,” said Glanz.
Azrieli offers an array of programs, including a Master of Science in Jewish Education degree, a Doctor of Education degree, as well as New York State Professional Certification programs in both childhood and adolescent education.
Revel offers Master of Arts degree programs in five concentrations: Bible, Medieval Jewish History, Modern Jewish History, Jewish Philosophy and Talmud, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree in these areas.
“In the past, prospective students have been faced with a dilemma in that they had to choose between Azrieli, which focuses on educational methodology, and Revel, which offers immersion in content,” said Halpern, a Revel graduate who is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Azrieli. “The new Azrieli-Revel dual master’s degree program is designed to alleviate this problem.”
The dual-program will enable students to earn master’s degrees from each of the two schools with a total of 54 credits, whereas in the past doing so would have required earning 66 credits. This will offer significant savings of both time and tuition.
For more information on the dual degree program, please visit www.yu.edu/revel/master-science-master-arts.