Master's in Israel Education

The profession of Israel education combines several diverse fields, among them Israel studies, philosophy of education, curriculum development and pedagogy, educational leadership, and theories and practices of working with people. The master of education and human development (MAEd&HD) in the field of Israel education offers a new model of advanced professional studies for this relatively new field. The program's mission is to develop a new cadre of significant educators who can help shape the historic relationship between Israel and American Jewry into the twenty-first century.


The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.


EDUC 6803 Introduction to Experiential Jewish Education
EDUC 6804 Applied Research in Experiential Jewish Education
EDUC 6810 Paideia and Jewish Education
EDUC 6811 Foundations of Contemporary Israel
EDUC 6812 American Jews and Modern Israel
EDUC 6813 The Israel Educational Experience
EDUC 6814 Teaching and Learning Hebrew Language
EDUC 6815 Culturalism and Israel Education
EDUC 6816 Professional Portfolio in Israel Education


6 credits of elective courses, selected in consultation with advisor



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.  If you have questions about the application process, please contact our Admission Office at or at 202-994-9283.