The Jewish education enterprise is extensive and expanding, both nationally and globally, encompassing not only day schools, religious schools, early childhood programs, summer camps, heritage tours, youth groups, Jewish community centers, college campuses, and adult education groups, but also websites, cyber social networks, service learning activities, retreat centers, interactive museums, outdoor adventures, and much more. Communal leaders and funders have placed a high priority on the recruitment and retention of well-trained professionals to lead these ventures. At the same time, increasing numbers of talented young men and women are committing themselves to careers in Jewish education and are recognizing that they need intensive and advanced professional study in order to manage and lead new and increasingly complex programs, schools, and organizations.
NYU offers three outstanding graduate programs in Education and Jewish Studies that prepare researchers, teachers, practitioners, and aspiring administrators for leadership positions in a wide range of Jewish educational settings. Please note: The MA and Dual MA programs in Education and Jewish Studies are not accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year while faculty undertake a review of the programs.