DeLeT at Brandeis Seeks Future TeachersWritten by Behrman House Staff, 18 of May, 2012
Do you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for the DeLeT MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) at Brandeis? DeLeT prepares teachers for Jewish day schools. Candidates can choose from among several tracks, including one for Hebrew teachers in grades 1-8; one for prospective secondary Tanakh and general studies teachers; and a third for those interested in teaching general studies in grades 1-6 with an emphasis on integrating Jewish values and content into the curriculum.
In addition, DeLeT has created a new partnership with the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, In this special track, students will spend a year studying Hebrew and Jewish texts in Jerusalem and then come to Brandeis for the DeLeT MAT program to focus on learning to teach. This option can be paired with any of the tracks listed above. Each track of the DeLeT MAT program combines professional and Jewish studies closely integrated with a year-long internship in a local Boston day school classroom under the guidance of a trained mentor teacher. All tracks offer generous scholarships (including the Pardes option). DeLeT promises a personal learning environment, assistance with job placement, support during the first two years of teaching and membership in a growing alumni network. According to Noreen Leibson, Faculty Leader of the DeLet Program, personal connections have proven the best way to bring strong candidates into this program. “If you know someone with a commitment to Judaism and a passion for teaching,” she advises, “please encourage them to learn more about our program. We welcome recent college graduates as well as people interested in changing careers."