The Rhea Hirsch School of Education Master of Arts in Jewish Education is a three year full-time program, beginning with a year spent at the Jerusalem campus and followed by two years of study divided between core and elective courses.
First Year: The Year-In-Israel Program
Modern and Classical Hebrew Studies
Seminar: Education and Values in Israel
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Second Year: Intensive
EDU 601A Teaching 1 (1.5)
Second Year: Fall
BIB 600 Bible (Torah) (3)
HEB 600 Hebrew Language 1 (3)
RAB 600 Mishnah 1 (3)
EDU 601B Teaching 2 (3)
EDU 605 Human Development (3)
EDU 610 Sociology of Jewish Education (3)
EDU 625A Supervised Teaching (2)
Second Year: Spring
BIB 601 Bible (Nevi’im) (3)
RAB 601 Midrash Exegetical (3)
EDU 601C Teaching 3 (1.5)
EDU 615 Liturgy Practicum (1.5)
EDU 625B Supervised Teaching 2 (2)
EDU 630A Curriculum Content (1.5)
EDU 655 Addressing Diversity (1.5)
Third Year: Intensive
HEB 602 Introduction to Aramaic (1.5)
Third Year: Fall
BIB 602 Bible 3 (Ketuvim) (3)
HIS 602 Modern Jewish History (3)
RAB 605 Talmud A (3)
EDU 630B Curriculum Design (3)
EDU 640A Leadership and Management 1 (3)
EDU 645 Ideologies of Jewish Education (3)
EDU 650A Supervised Administration (2)
Third Year: Spring
PHI 602 Modern Jewish Thought (3)
EDU 620 Professional Learning (3)
EDU 635 Organizational Change (3)
EDU 650B Supervised Administration (2)
EDU 699 Guided Research on Curriculum (2)
Faculty and Administration
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Clinical Education is an integral part of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education, and the internship is its focus. Each student is assigned to a responsible position at a clinical education site, either in a congregational setting or at an educational agency. Clinical learning emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge and skills though practice, direct observation and analysis of professional activity. It works in tandem with the student’s academic coursework to strengthen the potential for professional growth and development. As such, it is a vital part of the academic, professional and religious education that the RHSOE offers.
Each of our students in the Rhea Hirsch School of Education is assigned an Academic Advisor each year. Your Academic Advisor, a member of the RHSOE teaching faculty, will support and challenge you in all areas related to your academic and professional development. In order to do this, your Academic Advisor will meet with you on a biweekly basis throughout the school year.
Capstone: The Curriculum Guide
The Curriculum Guide serves as the capstone project for the Rhea Hirsch School of Education. As a MAJE student, you will begin working on the Curriculum Guide as part of EDU630A (Curriculum 1) and continue working independently in the spring as part of EDU699 (Guided Research on Curriculum). You will present your Curriculum Guide to the Rhea Hirsch School of Education community and the Jack H. Skirball Campus community at the Rhea Hirsch Showcase held each spring.