Delet MAT at Brandeis — Powerful Teaching, Powerful Learning

A message from long-time Ramahnik Noreen Leibson:

Have you thought about your next career move? With your strong background in Jewish learning and camp, you might want to look into a career in Jewish education. Day Schools are in need of excellent teachers. Toward that end, I want to tell you about a fabulous program right here in Boston, Delet MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) at Brandeis, which prepares teachers for Jewish day schools. There are currently three tracks offered:

  • For people interested in teaching Hebrew in grades 1st through 8th;
  • For prospective secondary Tanakh teachers;
  • For people interested in teaching general studies in grades 1-6 with an emphasis on integrating Jewish values and content into the curriculum.

In addition, Delet can now be combined with a fully funded year of study at Pardes in Jerusalem. In this exciting collaboration, students first spend a year in Jerusalem studying Hebrew language and classical Jewish texts, experiencing Israel, and actively participating in the vibrant, diverse Pardes community. Then, they come to Brandeis for the Delet MAT program, which focuses on helping them learn to teach.

Each track of the Delet MAT program combines professional and Jewish studies closely integrated with a yearlong internship in a local Boston day school classroom under the guidance of a trained mentor teacher. We promise a personal learning environment, assistance with job placement, and support during the first two years of teaching plus membership in a growing alumni network.

We welcome recent college graduates as well as people interested in changing careers.  Please take a moment to look at the Delet website or contact Delet at  Please also feel free to contact me directly at

Noreen Leibson, Faculty Leader, DeLeT/MAT Progra, Brandeis University

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