Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts

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Master of Arts in Education & Human Development

Department of Educational Leadership

Students who embark on the Master’s in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts (EE/JCA) are immersed in contemporary Jewish culture. The program’s hands-on approach invites students to cutting-edge performances and exhibitions, puts them in dialogue with museum and theater directors, and supports their work creating projects for innovative Jewish cultural venues.

This interdisciplinary Master’s brings together the expertise of faculty from the Museum Education Program and Judaic Studies. In the classroom, students are introduced to educational theories and celebrated works of Jewish culture. Outside of the classroom, students put learning into practice by creating programs for museums, historical societies, community centers and the like. They get a taste of Jewish arts and cultural history through a host of activities such as cooking alongside a writer focused on Jewish cuisine, enjoying a private concert with a cantor, or discussing the formation of a new museum with a curator.

The program prepares students to take on roles as educators and leaders within Jewish museums, cultural organizations, community centers, summer camps, and college campus organizations. Additional information about the program, including the curriculum can be found here. A sample list of coursework can be found here. 

Qualified applicants may receive up to 85% tuition support, thanks to generous grant support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, a leader in the nation’s efforts to enhance and expand Jewish education. 

To see if the program might be right for you, contact Project Director Allison Farber, who would be be happy to chat on the phone or meet for coffee eejca@gwu.edu or 202-994-6281.

Program Faculty

Lotte Lent
Carol Stapp
  • Carol
  • Associate Professor
  • Museum Education
  •  202-994-4960
Jenna Weissman Joselit
  • Jenna
    Weissman Joselit
  • Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History
  • Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts
  •  (202) 994-1543

Fast Facts

Courses Required (minimum)
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Online
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


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