To prepare highly qualified educators for teaching positions in Jewish day schools and yeshivot across the country. The program offers candidates a unique opportunity to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in an expeditious yet rigorous manner.
Joint bachelor’s-master’s programs exist between Stern College for Women/Yeshiva College and the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. Students who complete the program receive both BA and MS degrees. The graduate courses may count toward the 84-credit undergraduate residency requirement, may count both toward undergraduate requirements and the graduate degree, or may just allow the student to get an early start on graduate study.
Students in the BA/MS program begin taking evening graduate courses in the fall of their senior undergraduate year. They then can either complete their studies in a full-time capacity in their first post-undergraduate year (ideal for students who have not yet done student teaching) or part time during the evenings (ideal for who have already completed their student teaching as part of the Stern Legacy Program).
Students must have attained senior status and have completed at least 94 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.2.
Priority will be given to applications submitted by May 1 for entry into the fall semester. There is no application for the spring semester, with the exception of the online program, which has rolling enrollment all year long.