DeLeT fellows take courses that help them explore the specific context of Jewish day schools while preparing them to become general studies teachers and earn their preliminary California teaching credential. Over the course of two summers and one academic year, Fellows take courses in pedagogy, curriculum, child development, educational technology, methods for teaching Math, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science, as well as courses in teaching Jewish texts, prayer, values, and Israel.
The DeLeT goal is to prepare modern, progressive Jewish day school teachers with the tools and experience to successfully transform children’s lives through learning. Participate in a mentored internship teaching in a Jewish day school in Los Angeles, San Diego, or the San Francisco Bay area while attending (on-site or by video-conference) weekly seminars. Attendees will also observe and teach 150 hours at a public school to strengthen engagement with the American education system and civic life. Upon completion of the fellowship, graduates earn a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Certificate in Day School Teaching from HUC-JIR.
Applicants should have a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university, and an academic record reflecting the ability to do graduate work at a 3.0 grade point average or above on a four-point scale. They should also have a readiness to engage in academic study and to meet the intellectual, ethical, and emotional demands of the program and the school-based internship. In addition, an aptitude for clear oral and written self-expression
Click here to watch student testimonials. This is a 13-month program located in Los Angeles, San Diego, or the San Francisco Bay area, USA. There are online elements as well.
Graduates receive a Certificate in Day School Teaching from HUC-JIR.
NEW TO HUC – an opportunity to complete your Masters of the Art of Teaching (MAT) as a DeLeT graduate. To learn more about the MAT program click here.