Tikvah’s Lobel Center for Jewish Classical Education has entered into a partnership with the University of Dallas—one of the world leaders in classical education—to offer a new M.A. program for established and aspiring educators. Graduates will earn an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Dallas with a concentration in Jewish Classical Education, as well as a certificate from Tikvah’s Lobel Center for Jewish Classical Education.
Our program offers a unique focus, flexible structure, professional opportunities, and affordable tuition.
Students in Tikvah’s M.A. program examine the history, literature, and ideas of Western Civilization from a Jewish perspective and master the arts of classical pedagogy. While most education degrees focus heavily on theory and classroom techniques, this M.A. program takes a different approach. It focuses on the study of the humanities in depth, while also mentoring students in both effective teaching and educational leadership.
Graduates will understand and be equipped to teach the best of Western culture from a Jewish perspective while also enhancing their ability to teach traditional Judaic studies.
Our M.A. program offers:
- The convenience of high-level online seminars coupled with in-person summer intensive courses.
- Part-time or full-time study options, with a flexible schedule designed to accommodate working educators and other professionals.
Our graduates will have a competitive advantage in the education job market, where there is a demand for elite educators who can teach general studies from a Jewish perspective.
- The opportunity to belong to a community of educators committed to advancing Jewish classical education in Jewish schools across the world—including mentorship by veteran teachers, participation in an intellectual community with shared goals, assistance with placement in Jewish day schools, and opportunities to participate in Lobel Center programs and professional development.
- The chance to join the broader classical education movement—a network of educators, conferences, university-level research programs, curriculum projects, and K-12 schools with tens of thousands of students enrolled across North America.
- Prestigious fellowship and stipend opportunities—including teacher placement in partner Jewish day schools and yeshivas.
Our M.A. program boasts lower tuition than other M.A. degrees in education and related humanities fields, thanks to a tuition reduction from the University of Dallas. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester. After reduction, program tuition is $483.20 per credit hour or $17,395.20 for completion of the 36-credit M.A. degree (plus applicable fees). For a full breakdown of tuition and fees, please visit the University of Dallas Tuition page, and expand the section labeled Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
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