Dual Degree (MJEd & MAJS)

Dual Degree: MJEd and MAJS

The dual Master of Jewish Education (MJEd) and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS) is a 45-credit program, which affords students the opportunity to acquire comprehensive Judaic knowledge together with educational theory and pedagogic application.

Pardes MJEd in Israel

Combine a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College with traditional text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem to prepare for a career in Jewish Day School Education. This is a two-to-three year, pluralistic graduate degree program.

If accepted into the Pardes Teacher Fellowship, you will receive generous living stipends to spend an academic year in Israel, and a first-year teaching salary while working as a Jewish Studies Teacher in a Jewish Day School in North America.

Academic Program

The MJEd is granted to those students who successfully complete the requirements for the Pardes Teacher Fellowship, as well as 21 graduate credits earned directly through Hebrew College. The course of study includes the following:

  • Intensive Torah study in Jerusalem
  • Jewish education courses, including online coursework through Hebrew College
  • One academic year working as a Jewish studies teacher in a Jewish day school in North America

Admissions Requirements

Interested students must apply to both Hebrew College and the Pardes Institute. The admissions departments of both institutions communicate to evaluate student applications. Additionally, the institutions communicate regarding administration and academic and student services.

You may fill out the application by clicking here. You are responsible for ensuring that all your application materials are received; we welcome calls or emails from candidates regarding the status of their application. These application materials include:
• Online application
• Application fee of $60.00
• Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities

Please note: Pardes Institute will provide Hebrew College the following supporting application materials:
• Personal Essay
• Letters of Recommendation