• Accelerated Master's Program

    The Accelerated Master's Program is ideal for those seeking to jump-start their career or switch careers to Jewish education. Students should be able to devote one year full-time to completing a master's degree in education. The program offers an intensive course of study alongside practical teaching experience in the classroom. A small cohort of highly qualified individuals will proceed through the program together, enriching one another by sharing their knowledge and learning experiences.

    A full-time commitment to the program is necessary to complete the program requirements. Therefore, candidates should not have a full-time job and should be available to take courses in the afternoons and evenings as well as be available during the fall and spring semesters for full-time student teaching placements. Courses will be given during the morning and afternoon during the summer as well.


    All students are required to complete a workshop in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting as well as Violence Intervention – SAVE

    Childhood Abuse Identification and Reporting is offered at no cost face-to-face every semester. Check our announcements for the upcoming dates.

    Violence Intervention – Save can be completed online through Azrieli Graduate School. Send email to srosenb7@yu.edu to register. Be sure to Include your name and YU ID in the email message. 

    This is a 2 hour workshop that can be completed online at any time prior to graduation.

    Course Sequence and Timing

    Fall (15 credits)
    Models of Teaching (3 credits)
    Promoting Jewish Values (3 credits)
    Foundations of Jewish Education (3 credits)
    Educational Psychology and Jewish Learning (3 credits)
    Student Teaching I (3 credits)

    Spring (15 credits)
    Curriculum and Assessment (3 credits)
    Learning and Cognition (3 credits)
    Understanding Diverse Learners (3 credits)
    Differentiated Instruction (3 credits)
    Student Teaching II (3 credits)

    Summer (6 credits)
    Elective I (3 credits)
    Elective II (3 credits)
    Portfolio review; End of Program Interview; Awarding of Master's Degree

    Specific Time Requirements

    Fall and Spring Semesters: Student teaching will occur Wednesday-Friday, for a total of 250 hours of teaching field work.

    Summer Semester: Courses will meet twice a week in the morning and early afternoons according to the standard Azrieli summer session calendar (end of June through first week of August).

    Fall/Spring Course Times

    Students will take five courses during the fall and spring semesters as follows:

    Course 1, 2, & 3: Mondays 10-5 p.m.
    Course 4 & 5: Tuesdays 10-3 p.m.
    Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: Student Teaching


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