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High School Programs

Because of the structure of schools and licensure requirements in Massachusetts, those interested in teaching at the middle or high school level need to choose a concentration: Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, English, History, Physics, or Tanakh/Bible. Students must have strong and flexible content knowledge in their chosen subject. For those interested in teaching in a Jewish middle or high school, there are two options:

1. Combine an interest with a particular subject matter with Jewish values and knowledge. Delet believes in a holistic model where Jewish values and general studies are integrated. English, History and even Biology have opportunities for Jewish integration, like reading Jewish authors or studying evolution. You would have an individualized course load combining content courses offered in the relevant department at Brandeis with your peers in the Secondary cohort, and core Delet classes, as well as an internship in a Jewish Day School. If you are interested, contact delet@brandeis.edu for the next steps.

2. Teach Tanakh/Bible. This small, personalized program is designed to challenge and prepare graduate students to become teachers of Tanakh in middle or high Jewish day schools. Uniquely situated in both the Secondary track of the MAT program as well as Delet, Tanakh students benefit from being a part of the Delet cohort and learning with others focusing on Jewish day school education, as well as with the diverse and multi-disciplinary secondary students.

Tanakh students have the opportunity to further their knowledge of their specific subject matter by taking classes in the distinguished Judaic studies department at Brandeis while also learning about pedagogy and practice with Brandeis professors and master teachers in our affiliated schools.

Thanks to the Jim Joseph and AVI CHAI Foundations, we are able to offer generous tuition scholarships.