Do you have a passion for teaching and mentorship? Do you like working with children? If so, you may be the perfect fit for the B.Ed in Kindergarten and Elementary Education (Jewish Studies). The Jewish Studies option is offered within the Bachelor of Education in Kindergarten and Elementary Education and is addressed to students who wish to teach Jewish studies as well as general studies.
Students are encouraged to acquire a strong background in Bible, Jewish prayer, Jewish holidays, and Jewish history prior to registering in this option. Students who are unable to teach in Hebrew should consider spending a semester at an Israeli university or seek other avenues to improve their language skills.
An undergraduate degree in Kindergarten/Elementary Education with a specialization in Jewish Studies can lead you to a wide range of career options. Students who successfully complete this degree are qualified to teach in English elementary school programs and school contexts where Jewish heritage and culture are part of the daily curriculum.
You could become a professional:
- Teacher, Elementary School
- Jewish History and Culture Instructor
- Educational Technology Developer
- Curriculum Specialist
- Education Policy Researcher
Students in this program are supported by course instructors, advisors, and administrators in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) as well as the Office of Internships and Student Affairs (ISA). In addition to being a part of a department that fosters a sense of community and mentorship, students also can benefit from the resources and events organized by the Education Undergraduate Student Society (EdUS).
As a Kindergarten and Elementary Education (Jewish Studies) student, you can take courses like:
Students who are interested in this program are often interested in:
Ready to apply?
For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Education.
Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application.