Evaluations

New York University’s Dual Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Education and Jewish Studies

cover_pic_may_27_2016The doctoral and dual master’s programs in Education and Jewish Studies are a collaboration between the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University (NYU). The Jim Joseph Foundation awarded a grant of $4.96 million to NYU during the period 2009–2015 to improve the infrastructure of the two programs and to attract outstanding prospective students (Jim Joseph Foundation fellows).

American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an independent evaluation of this grant that assessed the extent to which the doctoral and dual master’s programs have provided what students need to become successful educators and educational leaders in Jewish education. This evaluation addressed three questions:

1. According to fellows, to what extent did their programs promote applicable knowledge,
attitudes, and networking?
2. To what extent have fellows engaged in leadership roles in the field of Jewish education
after graduation?
3. To what extent do fellows attribute engaging in thought leadership to their doctoral and
dual master’s programs?

Moving Jewish Educators to the Next Stage in Their Career: An Evaluation of New York University’s Dual Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Education and Jewish Studies

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