The Ph.D. program in Education and Jewish Studies prepares three groups of potential leaders in Jewish education:
- Educational Administration and Policymaking: Students take their specialized education courses in the Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology.
- Curriculum Research and Development: Students take their specialized education courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning.
- Academic Research: Students take their specialized education courses in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities.
Job prospects for students in the field of Jewish education include: administrator or teacher at a Jewish day or supplementary school; official at a bureau of Jewish education, or a national or local Jewish education organization; professor of Jewish education at a seminary, college of Jewish studies, or university; researcher in Jewish education at a foundation or communal service organization; director of a Jewish informal education program; director of a Jewish adult education program; curriculum developer, designer of instructional materials, and/or author of textbooks for Jewish educational settings; staff developer; museum educator; and educational consultant.