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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Delet?
The Delet (Day school Leadership through Teaching) program at Brandeis University offers a unique opportunity to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Brandeis University and Massachusetts state licensure through our 13 month program that prepares Jewish day school teachers. There are three tracks: one for teaching general studies and Judaic studies, one for prospective Hebrew teachers, and lastly one for high school general studies or Tanakh/Bible teachers.
Where will my internship be?
Delet fellows are placed in day schools across the greater Boston area. In the past, placements have been at the following schools: Jewish Community Day school in Providence, Rhode Island; Jewish Community Day School in Watertown; Kehillah Schechter Academy in Norwood; Solomon Schechter School of Greater Boston in Newton; The Rashi School in Dedham; Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon; Metrowest Jewish Day School in Framingham; and Gann Academy in Waltham; Maimonides School in Brookline; Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead.
Do I need a car?
What does the program cost?
Can I work while I'm in the program?
What is the daily schedule?
What courses do I have to take?
Will I be a licensed teacher at the end of the program?
What tests does the State require?
All candidates for licensure must pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communications and Literacy Skills Test (01), which includes a reading and a writing subtest. Candidates for elementary licensure (grades 1-6) must pass two additional subject matter tests: General Curriculum multi-subject and math subtest (03) and Foundations of Reading (90). You can find more information from the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Are there requirements to teach after I graduate?
Brandeis offers multiple Hebrew degree programs, which is right for me?
Besides our MAT in Teaching Hebrew, Brandeis also offers an MA in Teaching Hebrew. Please refer to this chart to understand the difference between the two programs. The main difference is that the MA prepares University instructors and is a two-year program, and Delet prepares elementary and high school Hebrew teachers and is offered in one year with an internship component.