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Reconstructionist Online Teaching Certificate

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As the oldest pluralistic institution of Jewish higher learning in North America, Gratz College is proud to offer

The Mordecai Kaplan Reconstructionist Teaching Certificate in partnership with RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

If you’re an 11th or 12th grade student, this program is for you. It aims to train future religious school teachers and leaders for the Reform, Conservative & Reconstructionist movements.

Visit www.gratz.edu/jolt/pages/online-teaching-certificates for full details


Gratz's teaching certificate program has been training future religious school teachers and leaders for the Reform, Conservative & Reconstructionist movements for decades, and now the program is online! 

You will:

  • Learn the history of the liberal Jewish movements.
  • Explore the key components of YOUR movement's educational philosophy
  • Earn college credit while still in high school
  • Acquire basic teaching skills as a supervised intern in a religious school classroom
  • Become employable in a religious school during college
  • Build a professional portfolio before you graduate from high school

Courses:

These are the asynchronous courses that you will take on your own schedule and at your own pace:

  • Perspectives on American Judaism (fall semester)
  • Judaism in a Meaningful Nutshell (spring semester)
  • Introduction to Jewish Education (one year) – Please note that this college credit course can only be taken by 11th or 12th graders.

Concurrent Work or Internship:

You will work in a religious school on a weekly basis for two years. One of those years should be the same year you are taking the Education class.

For full details, visit www.gratz.edu/jolt/pages/online-teaching-certificates 

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