York University’s Faculty of Education offers a unique opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree in Jewish Teacher Education (JTE). There are two models that offer two distinct entry points. The Direct Entry Concurrent BEd program model is open to graduating high school students. The Consecutive BEd program model is open to degree holders and university students who are at present completing an undergraduate degree.
JTE prepares graduates to teach in Jewish Day Schools, Supplementary Schools, and public schools in one of three divisions:
JTE includes courses in pedagogy specific to the teaching of Hebrew and Jewish Studies as well as practicum placements in Jewish Day Schools and public schools. JTE is jointly offered by the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, in collaboration with the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies.
- Optional experiential education elective course Teaching Voices of Israel: situated experiential education learning in Israel (when offered)
- Opportunities for a Hebrew Ulpan, or year abroad at a university in Israel
- Scholarships and bursaries available through the Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies
- Open to North American, Israeli, and other eligible international students
- Significantly lower tuition than parallel programs in the U.S.A.
How to Apply
Direct Entry Concurrent BEd Program
Secondary School Applicants to JTE
Apply directly from high school to be considered for the Direct Entry Concurrent BEd Program. Concurrent students work on completing a York undergraduate degree followed by an Education degree to prepare to teach in both general and Jewish Education. The undergraduate degree can be a BA in Jewish Studies, or combine another major with an Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
Apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre at www.ouac.on.ca
Application deadline: mid-January
When it is time to submit your Supplementary Application, indicate JTE – Jewish Teacher
Consecutive BEd Program
Degree holders and University Applicants to JTE
Applicants who have an undergraduate degree or students in their final year of university may apply to the Consecutive BEd Program to prepare to teach in both general and Jewish Education. The undergraduate degree can be a BA in Jewish Studies, or may combine another major with an Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, or equivalent.
Apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre, Teacher Education Application services at www.ouac.on.ca and select TEAS.
Application deadline: December 1
When it is time to submit your Supplementary Application, indicate JTE