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

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development, in concert with the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, offers an intensive, interdisciplinary, 13-month degree program combining Jewish cultural arts, experiential education, and museum education. Graduates will be prepared for leadership in Jewish museums and arts institutions, community centers, college campus organizations, summer camps, and other innovative educational and cultural settings.

Partnering theory with practice, and the classroom with fieldwork, the EE/JCA curriculum enables students to become competent, creative, and reflective professionals. The program:

  • Inspires students to develop exciting and relevant programming for a range of audiences,
  • Offers a year-long series of internships at cultural arts and educational institutions, and
  • Develops professional skills including budgeting, grant writing, workplace collaboration, and effective communication.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional information.

 The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits in required courses.

EDUC 6100Experimental Courses (Mosaic: The Institute I (taken for 1 credit)
EDUC 6100Experimental Courses (Mosaic: The Institute II (taken for 2 credits)
EDUC 6100Experimental Courses (An Introduction to Experiential Jewish Education (taken for 6 credits)
JSTD 6211Displaying Jewish Culture: Landmark Exhibitions on Judaism and the Jewish Experience
or JSTD 6001 Topics in Judaic Studies
JSTD 6298Capstone Seminar in Jewish Cultural Arts
or JSTD 6202 Multiple Lives: The Fate of Jewish Cultural Expression
EDUC 6711Museum as a Learning Environment
EDUC 6100Experimental Courses (Behind the Scenes: Experiential Museum Education (taken for 3 credits)
EDUC 6100Experimental Courses (Artful Synthesis: Experiential Jewish Education in Theory and Practice (taken for 6 credits)
EDUC 6100Experimental Courses (Capstone Fellows Program (taken for 3 credits)
Mosaic Workshop (credits earned in Mosaic: The Institute II)