Master’s degree programs at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education are specifically designed to help students cultivate the skills and experience necessary to become sought-after, transformational leaders in Jewish education. Our programs are highly individualized, allowing students—under the guidance of an advisor—to tailor courses of study and practicum placements to their specific goals and interests.
Inspiring innovation in Jewish education begins with mastery of the discipline. MA students at The Davidson School benefit from:
- A rigorous curriculum that provides a solid grounding in Jewish studies, Hebrew, and education.
- A choice of tracks - Pedagogy and Teaching or Educational Leadership - as well as the ability to further concentrate in Arts Education or Educational Technology.
- A pluralistic setting that encourages the examination of diverse experiences and ideas.
- Immersion in experiential education techniques through courses, retreats (including our Visions and Voices program in Israel), and field trips throughout the New York metropolitan area.
- The flexibility to take classes with Teachers College (Columbia University) and Union Theological Seminary at no additional cost, as well as the option to pursue a dual degree in Jewish Studies at JTS.
The Davidson School offers students the option to enroll directly into our Online MA. Students enjoy the same comprehensive curriculum in education and Jewish studies as their colleagues at the New York City campus but take the majority of those courses online.
- Online MA students select one of the two master’s degree concentrations.
- The program allows students to complete their master’s degree at their own pace, giving them the flexibility to continue working in the field.
- Students are required to take four courses on-site at the New York City campus, a requirement typically fulfilled by enrolling in the month-long JTS Summer Sessions.
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