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Program in Jewish Teacher Education - Concurrent

Candidates in the Faculty of Education's Concurrent program may pursue the Jewish Teacher Education option, a course of study designed to prepare teachers of Hebrew language arts and Jewish studies under guidelines established by the Faculty in consultation with the Board of Jewish Education of Greater Toronto.

During the course of the candidate's professional training, appropriate practicum placements in Jewish day schools enable candidates to develop teaching skills in Jewish studies and general studies leading to certification by the Toronto Board of Jewish Education as well as the preparation necessary to be recommended for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Jewish Teacher Education Program

Teacher candidates enrolled in this program should be sure to include:

AS/HEB 3210 3.00 or AS/HEB 3211 3.00
AS/HEB 3220 3.00 or AS/HEB 3221 3.00
AS/HEB 3230 3.00 or AS/HEB 3231 3.00

These courses are offered on a rotating basis over a three-year cycle.

ED I students are asked to make an appointment for an informal Hebrew language assessment to determine the section in which to enrol: Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, 416-736-2100 ext. 55016.

Teacher candidates in Jewish Teacher Education usually major in religious studies in the Faculty of Arts. Even those students who are not majoring in religious studies are expected to take a coherent program of Hebrew language and courses in Jewish studies. All students, regardless of major, are expected to qualify for the Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies (six approved courses with a grade of C+ or higher in each; for details see the Jewish Studies Web site:

Teacher candidates enrolled in the Jewish Teacher Education program should carefully prepare their academic programs each year in consultation with a Faculty of Education advisor and/or the program's coordinator in order to be sure that they meet the academic requirements of their chosen programs in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts, including the Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies.