MA Education and Society Non-thesis (Jewish Education Option) (45 Credits)

Admission Requirements

  1. A Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum standing equivalent to a CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
  2. A minimum of 36 credits in Jewish studies at the undergraduate (or graduate) level. Candidates lacking this background will be required to take additional courses before beginning the program. Jewish studies courses taken at Israeli Colleges or at Yeshivot may be used to fulfill this requirement.


This degree provides initial teacher training to students possessing a background in Jewish studies who desire to become teachers of Judaica at the elementary or high school levels. Courses are taken in Jewish studies, general pedagogy, and pedagogy specific to the Jewish studies curriculum. In addition, students follow an internship which consists of 500 supervised hours of field work in a Jewish school or educational institution. A written assignment is submitted upon completion of the field experience. To receive a passing grade in EDER 529 - Hebrew Language Requirement (EDER 529) students must demonstrate mastery of the Hebrew language equivalent to JWST 340 - Advanced Hebrew (JWST 340) prior to graduation.

For additional information on Jewish Schools and the certification of Jewish Studies teachers please contact the program director, eric.caplan [at] (Dr. Eric Caplan).

Please consult the McGill Graduate eCalendar link below for the official program information including course descriptions and availability.

Master of Arts (M.A.) Education and Society (Non-Thesis): Jewish Education (45 Credits)

A research-focused MA and PhD in Jewish Education is offered via the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.

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