Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Experiential Jewish Education

The interdisciplinary master of arts in education and human development in the field of experiential Jewish education program is offered I both full- and part-time (hybrid) formats. The full-time program is scheduled over 13 months and the part-time program is 24 months. Students may specialize in Jewish cultural arts, Jewish social justice and community engagement, or Israel education. Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in Jewish museums and arts institutions, community centers, college campus organizations, social justice organizations, and other innovative educational and cultural settings. Partnering theory with practice, and the classroom with fieldwork, the program curriculum enables students to become competent, creative, and reflective Jewish education professionals. New para: Visit the program website for additional information. 

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 9 credits in required core courses, 9 credits in specialization courses, and 12 credits in elective courses.

Core courses
EDUC 6810Paideia and Jewish Education
EDUC 6803Introduction to Experiential Jewish Education
EDUC 6804Applied Research in Experiential Jewish Education
Students complete one of the 9-credit streams outlined below or another combination of courses totalling 9 credits selected in consultation with the program advisor.
Jewish cultural arts stream
JSTD 6201Jewish Life in Contemporary America
JSTD 6202Multiple Lives: The Fate of Jewish Cultural Expression
JSTD 6211Displaying Jewish Culture: Landmark Exhibitions on Judaism and the Jewish Experience
Israel education stream
EDUC 6811Foundations of Contemporary Israel
EDUC 6812American Jews and Modern Israel
EDUC 6813The Israel Educational Experience
Social justice and community engagement stream
JSTD 6201Jewish Life in Contemporary America
EDUC 6806Jews, Social Justice, and Activism
MGT 6285Social Entrepreneurship (or approved elective)
12 credits selected from the following:
EDUC 6805Capstone in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts
EDUC 6807Fieldwork in Experiential Jewish Education
and/or 6 to 12 credits of approved professional or academic specialization courses selected in consultation with the program advisor.