Graduate Certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership

MTEI and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion are delighted to offer a Graduate Certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership. All MTEI participants have the option to apply for the Certificate Program. Once admitted to the program, MTEI seminars become part of the course plan. Rooted in an innovative educational action research orientation, program participants will construct questions about their practice and design projects to investigate these questions. Certificate candidates are eligible to receive scholarships from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation.


Jewish Education Certificate graduates and faculty present at the Network for Research in Jewish Education 2017 (Brandeis University). From left to right: Miriam Raider-Roth, Stefani Carlson, Allison Weikel, Sharon Feiman-Nemser, and Mindy Gold.

The advantages of the certificate program

“The close relationships I built with faculty and colleagues in the MTEI graduate certificate program gave me the support I needed to do things I never would have thought possible before. Since participating in the program, I have written two papers for publication, presented at professional and academic conferences, and also felt empowered to make a major career change.”

Stefani Carlson Director of Congregational Learning at Congregation Emanu El, Houston Texas