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Our MA in Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language gives you the skills to support learners in becoming proficient in Hebrew.

Prospective and active teachers of Hebrew can combine cultural immersion with superb pedagogical training. 

MA Intensive Track

This accelerated option is ideal for in-service teachers who can combine work and study to complete their degree in two years. Personalized mentoring is available to students throughout the program. See important academic year policies.

In addition to two summers at the Middlebury Language Schools, students adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Each summer is followed by one semester's worth of work spread over an academic year (three units each).
  • Academic-year courses combine online distance learning with a spring face-to-face annual meeting for four days of class. Online courses accommodate the schedules of working professionals.
  • Teaching practicum in which students work in small groups with instructional mentors who have expertise with various age groups and educational settings. The practicum also helps facilitate students towards the process of receiving the National Board Teaching Certification in World Languages.

Transfer Credits

After the initial summer, MA degree candidates may transfer up to three courses toward the degree. A transfer course must meet certain requirements and be approved in advance (before the course is taken) by the director and registrar.