Ed.D. in Jewish Education

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The doctoral program in Jewish education provides an integrated program of general education, Jewish education and Jewish studies directed at preparing senior personnel for clinical and academic posts in Jewish education. Students will refresh and upgrade their professional skills, grooming themselves for leadership positions in the Jewish world.

This program requires 45 credits (15 courses). Ideal for working professionals, the program is primarily conducted online. Students are required to take one course per year on campus, typically during the weeklong Summer Institute.

Program Requirements

Co-requisite: Hebrew III proficiency

Required foundational courses: (6 credits)
• History and Philosophy of Jewish Education
• Leadership and Group Dynamics

Three courses in Research Methods: (9 credits)
• Action Research
• Program Evaluation
• Data-Driven Decision Making

Two Methods courses: (6 credits)                                                                                                                                                               Possible Choices
• Goals, Content and Methods in Israel Education
• Methods of Teaching Jewish History: Theory and Practice
• Methods of Teaching Prayer: Skills, Concepts and Affect
• Issues in the Teaching of Rabbinic Texts

Five General/Jewish Education electives: (15 credits)

Possible Choices
• Advanced Supervision in Jewish Education
• Special Needs in Jewish Education
• Brain-Based Teaching and Learning
• Technology and the 21st Century Learner

Three Jewish Studies electives (9 credits)

Qualifying Exams

Capstone Project

For more information, contact Dr. Saul Wachs, Program Director, at 215-635-7300 x139 or Dr. Joshua Gutoff, Program Coordinator, at x120.