Teaching Fellowship

A blended program for those looking to be Judaic Studies educators. This program gives those looking towards the educational track the tools and support they need to become master Judaic Studies educators.

WHY ALLEGRA FRANCO

  • Each fellow will receive guided mentorship towards reaching their goal of becoming a Judaic Studies educator.
  • Fellows will be immersed in a vibrant Bet Midrash program helping to hone and advance their skills in Judaic Studies.
  • The program will provide a firm foundation that will empower fellows to not only teach Torah but to inspire others as well.
  • Upon completion of the program requirements, fellows will receive a scholarship of up to $27,000 towards their Masters degree in Education. A Masters in Education will ensure that as an educator one has both the knowledge and the necessary skills to succeed in front of the classroom.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Fellows must be enrolled in an undergraduate program with the intent of getting a masters in education or enrolled in a graduate program for education.
  • Fellows must commit to a three year learning program in the Bet Midrash. In these three years, fellows must complete a minimum of 12 courses. Fellows are required to take the following courses:

7 Torah courses: Bereshit 1, Bereshit 2, Shemot 1, Shemot 2, Vayikra, Bemidbar, Devarim

Choice of 2 Navi courses
Choice of 1 Halacha course
Choice of 1 Halachic Responsa course
Choice of 1 Philosophy course
At the end of each semester, fellows will be tested on each course in order to assess their mastery of the course content.
Fellows will receive a breakdown of the following sefarim for independent weekly study:

  • Nevi’im Rishonim
  • Esther
  • Rut
  • Ezra/Nehemiah
Weekly quizzes will be given that will test for basic knowledge of content in these sefarim of Nach.

 Each fellow will be paired with a community mentor. The fellow and mentor will meet once a month for one year of the program. The mentor will provide fellows with first hand experience on how to give a lesson and create a lesson plan. The mentorship year will end with the fellow giving a model lesson.
 At the end of these three years, fellows should be able to give a Judaic Studies class in Hebrew. The Head of the Bet Midrash and Director of Professional Development will help advise the fellows regarding different programs they can be part of in order to help advance their Hebrew language proficiency and ensure that this goal is met. Any costs related to these programs must be covered by the fellows.
• Fellows must complete a public speaking course on their own time.
  Fellows must complete an internship in the Judaic Studies field at one point    during this three year program. Fellows will receive targeted guidance and mentorship on available internships and opportunities.
 Fellows will be asked to write a Devar Torah twice a semester.
• Fellows will be required to attend guest speaker sessions once a semester.

 

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