The Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Jewish Education is a 20-unit graduate program that provides students with the knowledge and tools to become effective Jewish educators. By integrating classical and contemporary Jewish studies with pedagogy, the certificate in Jewish Education program will prepare its students to embark on careers as educators in a formal or informal Jewish educational setting. The core components include three graduate Jewish studies courses, three education courses, and a final project.
Towson University’s Baltimore Hebrew Institute represents a commitment to providing support for the education and training of Jewish educators, scholars and communal professionals who exemplify excellence in their chosen fields. Through Towson’s BHI, students enrolled in Judaic Studies graduate programs have access to a variety of special programs and social activities, as well as scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
The shining strength of the Judaic Studies program is its eminent faculty. The roster of professors includes prominent educators with credentials in a dozen key areas of Jewish scholarship, as well as authors of notable works about the politics of Israel and the Middle East; Jewish literature; Jewish philosophy; Jewish mysticism; the American Jewish community; American Jewish history; biblical and rabbinic texts; and the archaeology of Israel. Faculty members coordinate archaeological excavations in Israel, lecture worldwide, and are invited to conferences and public discussions of the major challenges facing Israel, American Jewry, and Jews throughout the world.