About Herzog College

Established in 1920, Herzog College is a center of excellence for teacher training and pedagogical innovation. Today, more than 3,500 students are enrolled at Herzog’s four campuses in Israel, or participate in its global online campus and teacher-training seminars throughout the Jewish world.

Herzog offers:

  • B.Ed. and M.Ed. degree programs in 17 Jewish and secular subject areas.
  • Torah and academic teaching through Zionist, values-based higher education.
  • Web-based educational platforms designed by our digital pedagogy teams.
  • Professional development seminars for thousands of teachers in Israel and abroad
  • Opportunities for academic research and publishing through the college’s Research Authority and Tvnunot Publishing House.

The college operates according to the vision of Rabbi Eliezer Meir Lifshitz zt”l, a pioneer in religious teacher training in Israel, and in the spirit of the former Roshei Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion, Rabbi Yehuda Amital zt”l and Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l. The current head of Herzog College is Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Brandes.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Herzog College aims for both academic excellence and personal spiritual development. Their entrance exam scores are consistently among the highest in the country, and many students elect to combine their academic studies with yeshiva or midrasha learning. This means that Herzog College graduates are the nation’s best trained educators, with the ability to teach a variety of topics and serve as inspiring role models in the classroom.

B.Ed. fields of study:

  • Sciences: Computer Science, Math, Geography, Natural Sciences
  • Jewish Studies: Tanakh, Oral Law, Jewish Philosophy, Linguistics, Land of Israel Studies, Hebrew Literature, Jewish History
  • Humanities: Civics, Special Education, English, Communications

Click here for more information in Hebrew about Herzog’s B.Ed. program.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Our Masters graduates fill many senior administrative positions in Israeli schools and in local and national government.

M.Ed. fields of study:

  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Philosophy of Jewish Education
  • Tanakh
  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Rabbinic Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Special Education

Click here for more information in Hebrew about Herzog’s M.Ed. program.

Academic Enrichment Programs

  • G’vanim certifies teachers from religious backgrounds to teach in secular schools.
  • Meitarim prepares religious and secular teachers to teach Jewish studies in pluralistic community schools.
  • Lifnai u’Lifnim trains teachers to serve as facilitators who support their students’ personal, emotional, and spiritual growth.
  • Regev is an accelerated degree program for academically gifted students.

Visit Herzog College’s website for more information in Hebrew about these and other educational resources and opportunities.

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