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The Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Jewish Education is a 20-unit graduate program that provides students with the knowledge and tools to become effective Jewish educators. By integrating classical and contemporary Jewish studies with pedagogy, the certificate in Jewish Education program will prepare its students to embark on careers as educators in a formal or informal Jewish educational setting.  The core components include three graduate Jewish studies courses, three education courses, and a final project.  All courses are selected in consultation with the Program Director.

Why Towson University?

There is simply no better place to pursue a graduate certificate in Jewish Education. Towson University is ideally located just minutes from Baltimore City, Pikesville, Owings Mills, and Reisterstown. Students seeking internship and employment opportunities benefit from a vast local network of Jewish communal organizations, non-profit agencies, synagogues, community centers and day schools. Students can also look forward to becoming part of a well-organized community, enriched by the agencies of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

Towson University’s Baltimore Hebrew Institute represents our commitment to providing support for the education and training of Jewish educators, scholars and communal professionals who exemplify excellence in their chosen fields. Through Towson’s BHI, students enrolled in Jewish Studies graduate programs have access to a variety of special programs and social activities, as well as scholarship and fellowship opportunities.


Our faculty include prominent scholars and educators with credentials in a key areas of Jewish Studies, Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education. Faculty research and publications cover the areas of Jewish Thought and Mysticism, the archaeology of Ancient Israel, Second Temple Period literature and history, Rabbinic Thought and Literature, biblical and ancient Near Eastern Civilization, American Jewish History, European Jewish History, Informal and Formal Jewish Education.

For information on program costs, related careers, and graduation and median loan debt data, please see the Federal Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Data

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