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Semicha /Azrieli Joint Program

WHERE TEACHING IS SACRED, WHERE LEARNING TRANSFORMS

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Credits

36
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Degree level

Masters
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Course structure

Part Time
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Program Area

Jewish Education
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Purpose

To prepare highly qualified semicha students for teaching positions in Jewish day schools and yeshivot across the country. The program offers candidates a unique opportunity to earn a Master of Science in education while earning rabbinic ordination concurrently. This program is an approved co-requisite for RIETS students.

Structure

Students in the joint program may begin taking Azrieli courses at any point during their Rabbinic training, but must be enrolled in Azrieli classes by year 3 of their semicha program. Courses may be taken on campus from 6-10 pm or online, accommodating students' semicha learning. Students complete their PEP Student Teaching (a 2 1/2 day commitment in a day school setting) and register for the accompanying seminar after completing significant Azrieli coursework, and often in their 4th year of semicha. Some students elect to complete student teaching the year following completion of semicha.

Is this program right for me?

Question: "I’m entering the semicha program, and I’m looking for an education program that can also fulfill my RIETS co-requisite requirement."

Answer: Our Semicha Student Master’s Program provides just that: It allows semicha students to continue their rabbinical studies in a rigorous manner while concurrently studying towards a degree in education. Students finish their fourth year of semicha with rabbinic ordination and an MS in Education.

All students admitted to the program, in good academic standing, and who submit a FAFSA, are eligible for generous support. Support decisions are based on need and merit and may be as much as 50% of tuition.

Full Program Breakdown

Purpose

To prepare highly qualified semicha students for teaching positions in Jewish day schools and yeshivot across the country. The program offers candidates a unique opportunity to earn a Master of Science in education while earning rabbinic ordination concurrently. This program is an approved co-requisite for RIETS students.

Structure

Students in the joint program may begin taking Azrieli courses at any point during their Rabbinic training, but must be enrolled in Azrieli classes by year 3 of their semicha program. Courses may be taken on campus from 6-10 pm or online, accommodating students' semicha learning. Students complete their PEP Student Teaching (a 2 1/2 day commitment in a day school setting) and register for the accompanying seminar after completing significant Azrieli coursework, and often in their 4th year of semicha. Some students elect to complete student teaching the year following completion of semicha.

Is this program right for me?

Question: "I’m entering the semicha program, and I’m looking for an education program that can also fulfill my RIETS co-requisite requirement."

Answer: Our Semicha Student Master’s Program provides just that: It allows semicha students to continue their rabbinical studies in a rigorous manner while concurrently studying towards a degree in education. Students finish their fourth year of semicha with rabbinic ordination and an MS in Education.

All students admitted to the program, in good academic standing, and who submit a FAFSA, are eligible for generous support. Support decisions are based on need and merit and may be as much as 50% of tuition.

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Purpose

To prepare highly qualified semicha students for teaching positions in Jewish day schools and yeshivot across the country. The program offers candidates a unique opportunity to earn a Master of Science in education while earning rabbinic ordination concurrently. This program is an approved co-requisite for RIETS students.

Structure

Students in the joint program may begin taking Azrieli courses at any point during their Rabbinic training, but must be enrolled in Azrieli classes by year 3 of their semicha program. Courses may be taken on campus from 6-10 pm or online, accommodating students' semicha learning. Students complete their PEP Student Teaching (a 2 1/2 day commitment in a day school setting) and register for the accompanying seminar after completing significant Azrieli coursework, and often in their 4th year of semicha. Some students elect to complete student teaching the year following completion of semicha.

Is this program right for me?

Question: "I’m entering the semicha program, and I’m looking for an education program that can also fulfill my RIETS co-requisite requirement."

Answer: Our Semicha Student Master’s Program provides just that: It allows semicha students to continue their rabbinical studies in a rigorous manner while concurrently studying towards a degree in education. Students finish their fourth year of semicha with rabbinic ordination and an MS in Education.

All students admitted to the program, in good academic standing, and who submit a FAFSA, are eligible for generous support. Support decisions are based on need and merit and may be as much as 50% of tuition.

Overview of Our Program

Finish your fourth year of semicha with rabbinic ordination and an MS in Education.

At Azrieli, we have designed our Master of Science degree requirements to be theoretical and practical, innovative and time tested, research-based and hands-on. In addition to foundational and advanced coursework, students must engage in substantive field work that complements their studies.

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