"Teaching Future Teachers" by Dr. Marya Levenson in the Loomis Chaffee Magazine
Jewish Day Schools/DeLeT
Students in the Elementary MAT (Delet) program earn a Master of Arts in Teaching in elementary education, and are eligible for initial teaching licensure (grades 1 - 6) from the State of Massachusetts. Delet is a personalized and inquiry-based program where students work closely with outstanding faculty and fellow students in a cohort model. Research and practice, coursework and fieldwork are closely integrated. The program is 13 months long with two summers of full time coursework at Brandeis University and a full time internship during the academic year in a local day school. More information>>
High School Programs
For those interested in teaching in a Jewish middle or high school, there are two options: choose a general studies concentration (English, History, Biology, etc.) or concentrate in teaching Tanakh/Bible. Both of these options enable students to be a part of the Delet cohort, learning with others focusing on Jewish day school education, as well as a part of the diverse and multi-disciplinary secondary cohort.
Secondary students have the opportunity to further their knowledge of their specific subject matter by taking classes in the high caliber departments at Brandeis while also learning about pedagogy and practice with Brandeis education professors and master teachers in our affiliated schools. More information>>
This track combines Brandeis’ strengths in teaching Hebrew with Delet’s expertise in Jewish teacher education. In 13 intensive months, students will spend a full academic year working in a local day school classroom with a mentor teacher in addition to Brandeis course work. Graduates of the Hebrew teaching track will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and understand the principles of second language learning, have a repertoire of pedagogical strategies, be familiar with the major Hebrew language programs used in Jewish day schools and know how to develop new materials and adapt prepared materials to meet their goals and the needs of their students. More information >>
For more information, e-mail delet@Brandeis.edu or call (781) 736-2081.