The Director of the School of Hebrew talks to her students.

Learn the most advanced pedagogy in teaching Hebrew language and culture.

For over 100 years, the Middlebury Language Schools have set the standard for rigorous and transformative foreign language study. Since 2008, Middlebury’s School of Hebrew has combined distinctive immersion methodology with a unique and proven pedagogical approach. The School of Hebrew also allows teachers of Hebrew as a second language to advance in their own teaching and to professionalize their field.


Master of Arts Tracks

The Middlebury Master of Arts in Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language gives educators the skills to support learners in becoming proficient in Hebrew. Master’s degrees are for students who have generally studied their language for four years or longer, unless they are native speakers. The GRE is not required. See additional Hebrew application instructions.

Prospective and active teachers of Hebrew can combine cultural immersion with superb pedagogical training. Two tracks allow you the flexibility to choose the option that works best for your timeline:

  • Complete your degree over four summers at Middlebury’s Vermont campus.
  • Accelerate your degree in two summers at Middlebury and two online academic years.

Doctor of Modern Languages

The DML in Hebrew prepares excellent language educators who want to advance the field of teaching and learning Hebrew as leading educators and researchers.

Students in the DML program spend the equivalent of three semesters at the School of Hebrew or in another approved program (total of 9 units). An additional three courses are taken in the form of independent study over three academic years. See the DML in Hebrew Guildelines and Requirements.

The DML degree in Hebrew, launched in 2017, represents a new language pedagogy track in the DML program. Language pedagogy track requirements will differ in some respects from the requirements of the traditional DML in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. For more information, please contact the School of Hebrew at


Thanks to the support of generous donors (including many Language Schools alumni) and Middlebury’s commitment to provide an opportunity for as many students as possible, we are pleased to offer significant need-based financial aid and merit-based fellowships and scholarships for graduate students.

10 Hebrew MA students can receive the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Hebrew Fellowship.

Career Outcomes

Students who earn a graduate degree in Hebrew pursue rewarding careers and opportunities in a range of fields:

  • Doctoral programs
  • Teaching or academic administration
  • Social work
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Government
  • Nonprofit organizations

Talk to a graduate of our MA program, and you’ll likely hear them describe the remarkable language acquisition and academic achievement that has dramatically broadened their perspective and helped them to realize their career goals.

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