Our programs produce creative, sophisticated and resourceful educational leaders with highly sought-after careers. Our alumni spearhead innovative, transformational and sustainable Jewish learning experiences of tomorrow.
Whether you’re still exploring your options, or already have an established resume, we will help find your true voice as a leader and changemaker within a vibrant, modern Jewish community.
Through our whole-person leadership approach, we support creative educators who seek a lifetime of fulfilling work that provides passion, learning and joy, transforming lives and enriching communities. During your two to three years at HUC-JIR, you will:
Find the program that best meets your career stage and goals:
Are you launching your career as a Jewish educational leader? Our Master of Educational Leadership (M.Ed.L.) is designed for creative, dynamic, passionate educators who are eager to lead change, curate Jewish learning experiences, and transform the world through education. Engage in innovative professional work while pursuing graduate studies to advance your career and become a more effective change-maker.
The Executive M.A. in Jewish education is designed for leaders with at least five years of experience in a Jewish educational leadership position. The degree offers a stellar cohort of passionate professionals who study at in-person intensives and online with HUC-JIR’s renowned academic faculty and clinical faculty mentors. The introductory “Taste of the Executive M.A.” Introduction to Jewish Leadership course will be offered in Fall 2019.
See what teaching excellence and innovation in Jewish day schools is all about, and along the way, find the path to fulfill your values and goals while making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Earn a California State Teaching Credential and a Certificate in Jewish Day School Teaching in this 13-month program which uniquely combines graduate-level coursework and a yearlong internship in a Jewish Day School in Los Angeles, San Diego, or the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you are an Israeli educator seeking to implement pluralistic Jewish education in your Israeli educational institution, explore RIKMA, our two-year program in Israel, requiring one day of on-campus study per week at our Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. Students receive an M.A. in Education from the Hebrew University upon successful completion of the program.
HUC-JIR’s leading alumni in Jewish education currently serve in a variety of settings and roles, including:
Day School Education
Innovative Start Ups and Businesses
Communal Organizations, Nonprofit Agencies