Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts

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Master of Arts in Education & Human Development

Department of Educational Leadership

This interdisciplinary Master’s Program, the first of its kind, brings together faculty from Museum Education and Judaic Studies to train the next generation of professionals in Jewish arts and culture. It makes use of the practices and philosophy of experiential, or informal, education – a longstanding feature of the Museum Education Program – to enhance the creation and dissemination of Jewish culture. Drawing on the wide-ranging cultural patrimony of the Jews – in the visual arts, dance, film, music and theater – it also generates new forms of Jewish communal engagement.

The Program prepares you for leadership positions at Jewish museums, cultural organizations, foundations, college campus organizations and summer camps.  It also gives you the tools – and the license – to be creative.

Thanks to generous grant support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, qualified applicants may receive up to 85% tuition support.

To see if this program is right for you, please contact Allison Farber, Project Director, at eejca@gwu.edu or at 202.994.6281. Ms. Farber would be more than happy to chat with you on the phone or meet you for coffee. 

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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ESRI - February 28, 2015