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!
- 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
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