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Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration

Students will find here the information they need for their academic career at Azrieli, including requirements, course listings, important dates for the school year and much more. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you do not see what you need here.

Resources

Azrieli offers high-quality courses and programs with prominent professors who possess national and international recognition for their research and teaching. Led by our visionary dean, we have designed the program to facilitate the latest educational theories grounded in the world of best practice. Upon completing our program, you will be well equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills and dispositions to serve as highly qualified Jewish educators anywhere in the world.

Azrieli Course Descriptions (PDF)

Masters Course Update

Doctoral Course Update

The Executive EdD program integrated coursework will consist of 6 credits each semester, with attendance at the Mifgash, schedule as follows: 

Students who need to register for a full 6-credit semester should be in touch with Dr. Sokolow to determine their registration options.

Students who wish to take fewer than six credits, register for internship, or submit their doctoral comprehensive exam, should confirm their eligibility with Dr. Sokolow.

Students who have completed all coursework and are working on completing their dissertation should register for Doctoral Seminar II. 

Master's Programs

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.

Click on the titles for more information on each of the requirements:

  1. Professional Enhancement Practicum Guide (PDF) - Student teaching

Portfolio Requirement

  1. Portfolio Guide (PDF) - a collection of artifacts to reflect attainment of 13 Azrieli standards
  2. Portfolio Workshop (video) 
  3. Electronic Portfolio Powerpoint  (PPT)

Student Handbook

The Master of Science Student Handbook (PDF) contains vital information for our students, including policies and procedures pertaining to academic requirements, the classroom, grading, attendance, the number of credits required for graduation, course information and much more. The handbook is a "living document" in that changes to it are anticipated as new policies and procedures are developed. It is therefore imperative that you reference the handbook as often as possible.

Doctoral Program

The deadlines below are for filing dissertations and scheduling your final oral examination (oral defense). Please discuss your anticipated filing date with your committee chairperson and members well in advance of the deadlines listed here.

Required forms with instructions on the procedures for filing your dissertation are available on the Azrieli Web site. Each deadline date below corresponds to one of the three degree conferral dates (January, May, or September).

Dissertation Filing Deadlines and Scheduling Your Oral Defense
Committee Approved
Copy of Dissertation due with Office of Doctoral Studies
Final Oral Examination
(Defense)
Period
Final Copy of Dissertation due with Registrar Degree Conferral
November 1 Fall
November 1 – 30
January 1st January
March 1 Spring
March 1 – 31
May 1st May
June 1 Summer
June 1 - 30
September 1st September

Please note that if the 1st of the month falls on a weekend, the actual deadline date will commence on the following Monday.

  1. Go to InsideTrack
  2. Click on “Faculty, Students and Staff”
  3. Your User ID will begin with the number “8” or “9”.
  4. Your PIN is:
    • If this is your first time logging on: you should have received an email with your new random PIN.  You will be prompted to change your PIN once you access the system. The PIN will need to be 6 numbers. You cannot use 123456 or 111111 as a PIN.
    • If you did not receive an email: please feel free to contact helpdesk@yu.edu
    • If you have previously logged on: use whatever numbers you chose your first time logging on.
    • If you need a new pin: please follow the directions for resetting a pin and one will be emailed to you.
    • If you forgot your pin but remember your security question: follow those directions under Forgot Pin?
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  6. Click on “Registration.”
  7. Click on “Add/Drop Classes.”
  8. Choose Term
  9. Proceed through the screens. Once you have entered all the CRNs, remember to click the “Submit Changes” button.

Master's Program

Doctoral Program

The University provides a variety of cutting-edge internet services to simplify our students' academic work. Because the services come from different internet providers, most will require different user names and passwords. Please write down all user names and passwords in a safe place; if you lose them, replacing them will involve time and effort.

Please visit yu.edu/its for assistance or more information.

Yeshiva University IT Help Desk service provides faculty, staff and students with an expanded 7x24x365 service for engaging Information Technology support. 

If you have any question, please call 4357 from your campus phone or 800-337-2975 or send an e-mail detailing your request at helpdesk@yu.edu 

When you call the Help Desk, please leave your full name, call-back number, and a detailed description for your call.

Discover more IT information at the ITS Portal, http://www.yu.edu/ITSportal
Please provide your YUAD to log in.

This secure site provides students, faculty, staff, and other university affiliates with single sign-on access to multiple sources of university information and services. InsideTrack provides you with full Intranet and Internet services making it easier for you to do "business" with the university.

What's Inside?

Pages, portlets, content and links for Employees, Students, and for Administrative Staff that do business transactions supporting University operations. Reference information pertaining to the business operations being performed. Links to various systems used for University business including: Self Service, Banner, SciQuest, Kronos, and others Easy links to ITS Help, Banner Support, and email.

Need help logging in?

Please contact the YU HelpDesk by one of these methods: e-mail: helpdesk@yu.edu or call 646-592-4357 / 646-592-HELP or 1-800-337-2975.

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Access full text copies of most of the "on reserve" articles for a course from your home computer. You will need Adobe Acrobat to use this service. Your professor will provide you with a password.

The Office of Disability Services assists students in obtaining reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities including physical, emotional, visual, hearing, learning disabilities, ADHD and temporary disabilities.

If you believe that you are in need of a disability related accommodation, please complete an Intake Form and return it to ODS, attention Abby Kelsen (akelsen@yu.edu) as soon as possible so that your request can be reviewed. For additional information regarding reasonable accommodations and documentation guidelines, please refer to the Office of Disability Services website.

For information regarding international student arrangements, contact the Yeshiva University Office of International Students at:
Web: https://www.yu.edu/student-life/resources/international
Email: OISS@yu.edu
Phone: 646.685.0394

Prospective Students FAQ

The Pre-Service Master’s Program is for you. The program requires a full-time commitment, but you can earn your degree and get rich student teaching experience in only one year!

The BA/MS Program allows students to begin graduate studies while completing their bachelor’s degrees. However, students need to be in the final year of their undergraduate studies to qualify for the program. Hang in there for one more year.

Our Smicha Student Master’s Program provides just that: It allows smicha students to continue their rabbinical studies in a rigorous manner while concurrently studying toward a degree in education. However, the program is available only for students entering their third year of smicha and continues through the end of the fourth year. Students finish their four year of smicha with rabbinic ordination and an MS in education. So focus on your smicha studies for the next two years, and we’ll see you in year three!

To be considered for admission applicants should:

  1. Complete the online application which includes an essay and $50 application fee payable by credit card.
  2. Submit two official copies undergraduate transcripts to the AGS office. (Applicants from Yeshiva University do not need to send official transcripts.)
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation to the AGS office.
  4. Submit a .jpg photo of yourself for your file to: Bradley Avrahami
  5. Complete an interview with the program director.
  6. GRE’s or other standardized achievement tests may be required at the discretion of the Dean or the Director of the master’s program.

Transcripts and recommendations should be sent to:
Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
Yeshiva University
Wilf Campus – Belfer Hall 311
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033

Current Students FAQ

The Azrieli Office is located on the Wilf Campus in Belfer Hall, Room 311, and can be reached by phone at (646)-592-6350, fax 212.960.0184, or by email at azrieli@yu.edu.

The location on the web where you can access all your student information is InsideTrack.

You can view information pertaining to your admission to the program, requirements and forms from the Registrar’s Office and your tuition/bill. You can also log in to My YU to update your contact information, marital status, etc. First-time users will need to create an account by designating a login ID and PIN. See the links below to get started:

Upon admission to Azrieli, students are assigned a Yeshiva University Mail System email account that works through Gmail. To find your login information, go to www.yu.edu/findid. Non-registered students cannot access those accounts which are needed to receive correspondence from the program and to access the Canvas Course Management System. If you prefer to use a different email as your primary email, you must set up your YU email account to forward to your primary email address so that you may still receive important communications from the program.

The primary method of accessing course work and corresponding with the professors is via the Canvas Course Management System. A useful tutorial on Canvas can be viewed here. For access to the system, a user name and password are necessary. Every student requires access to Canvas to proceed in the Azrieli programs.

To access Canvas, visit https://yu.instructure.com. You will need your Active Directory (AD) credentials (username and password) to login to Canvas. If you don’t know your AD username and password, you can find it here: http://yu.edu/findid

If you have trouble logging into Canvas: Email – canvassupport@yu.eduor phone (212)960-5438

Not sure about your YU Email username or password? Visit www.yu.edu/findid.

Your personalized ID# will be printed on your acceptance letter. Please memorize and/or keep this number handy as this is the number that the school uses to identify you (very much like a social security number). Keep in mind that this number is different than the number that’s on your picture ID card and should only be shared with faculty or staff members if necessary.

All new students must obtain an ID card through the Security Office located at 521 West 185th Street. ID cards can only be obtained 24-48 hours following the first semester’s registration.

Students apply for parking through the Security Office at 521 West 185th Street. See the Department of Safety and Security website for more information.

An email will be sent to inform you of the dates for registration. You are responsible for emailing bradley.avrahami@yu.edu requesting the courses you wish to register for. Upon approval, you will be issued a Registration Access Code (RAC) so you can register online. Go to www.yu.edu/myyu and login to register. If you have difficulty with your log in, please contact bannerweb@yu.edu.

Important: Students must register for courses by the deadline specified on the Academic Calendar. Students not registering for coursework during the fall or spring semesters must retain their student status by registering for a Leave of Absence. Failure to do so will be considered as having withdrawn from the program. A Leave of Absence form can be obtained by sending an email to bradley.avrahami@yu.edu. It is the responsibility of each student to abide by the registration deadlines to avoid financial penalties.

Students who wish to add or drop a course following official registration can go to InsideTrack and drop the course using the same RAC# that was provided for registration. To avoid financial penalties, the student should be sure to follow the deadlines listed on the academic calendar for adding or dropping a course.

The Registrar’s Office will not register students with financial holds. Students cannot be added to Canvas for a course until they are officially registered. Therefore, any financial hold must be resolved before registration is complete. A student whose registration is not complete will not get a grade even though they may have attended class. The professor is unable to assign a grade to a student who is not registered. Contact the Office of Student Finance with any questions.

Log into InsideTrack and from the Main Menu, select Student and Financial Aid. Select Student Records to view your grades and transcript.

Our graduate master's programs are registered and approved by the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education but do not lead to NYS teaching certification.

Azrieli master’s graduates may qualify for the teudat hora-ah, teacher certification, from the Israeli Ministry of Education. Please email bradley.avrahami@yu.edu for a letter to present to the Ministry upon completion of the degree.

It is the student’s responsibility to apply for graduation once their coursework, student teaching (PEP), portfolio, and mandatory workshops (Child Abuse Identification & Reporting, and SAVE-Violence Prevention and Intervention) are completed. Graduation forms are submitted to Ms. Marian Reiss, marian.reiss@yu.edu, with proof of payment from the Student Accounts Office. Please note applications will not be processed without the accompanying fee.

As part of the registration process, students are required to submit their current mailing address, phone number and email address. In the case of any changes, the student must notify the registrar in addition to the Azrieli Office.

Yes! During the spring and fall semesters, doctoral students who are working on their dissertation must register for Doctoral Seminar II. Registering for it will grant student access to the YU library for the semester. Please refer to the Doctoral Handbook for information about time limitations for completion of the dissertation. Doctoral students (those working on dissertations and otherwise) are not required to register for classes during the summer semester.

Students should request a Leave of Absence form from bradley.avrahami@yu.edu. Students may take up to two consecutive leaves before they must reapply to the program.

Please contact us at (646)-592-6350 or azrieli@yu.edu or check YU's Student Toolkit.

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