Jewish Teacher Education

Students in the Faculty of Education at York University have the opportunity to complete a concentration in Jewish Teacher Education. This program is unique in North America and prepares them to teach both Jewish studies and general studies in Hebrew day schools. The concentration includes a combination of coursework, practicum experience and language proficiency.

Most students combine their BEd with a BA in Jewish studies.

The BEd can also be combined with an undergraduate degree in another area such as English, fine arts, psychology or other disciplines and an Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

For details on requirements:

Further information can be obtained fromĀ Professor L. Wiseman.

Students who successfully complete the Jewish Teacher Education Program receive:

  • an undergraduate degree (Concurrent program);
  • a bachelor of education degree (BEd);
  • an Advanced Certificate of Hebrew and Jewish Studies (if concurrent program is not in Jewish Studies);
  • a recommendation for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification issued by the Ontario College of Teachers;
  • a recommendation for Teaching Certification for Hebrew Teachers of Jewish Studies in accordance with the standards of the Toronto Board of License.

The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to be able to offer a substantial number of scholarships and awards to our students. For more information, please visit the awards page.