Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts

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Master of Arts in Education & Human Development

Department of Educational Leadership

GW’s program in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts, the only Master’s of its kind in the United States, offers an intensive 12-month, cross-disciplinary curriculum in Jewish Cultural Arts, Experiential Jewish Education, and Museum Education. At GW, content and creativity go hand in hand.

Training in the Jewish Cultural Arts exposes students to the sounds, gestures, big ideas, and creative personalities of Jewish cultural expression. Experiential Jewish Education courses provide the tools to integrate Jewish culture and the arts into the lives of contemporary audiences. Museum Education courses offer a hands-on approach to experiential education through site visits and projects.

Qualified applicants receive up to 85% tuition support, thanks to the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation.

The Program prepares the next generation of professionals and cultural leaders in:

  • Jewish museums

  • JCCs

  • College campus organizations

  • Foundations

  • Summer camps

  • Jewish cultural arts management

To learn more about the Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts program, please contact Allison Farber, Project Director, at eejca@gwu.edu or 202.994.6281. Ms. Farber will be happy to chat with you on the phone or meet you for coffee.

We are currently accepting applications for our second cohort of students. Applications are evaluated on a rolling admissions schedule.

Program Faculty

Lotte Lent
Carol Stapp
  • Carol
    Stapp
  • 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 & Jewish Cultural Arts
  •  (202) 994-1543

Fast Facts

9
Courses Required (minimum)
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Online
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Campuses

  • Foggy Bottom

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