Home < Schools, Colleges, and Programs < School of Education < Majors, Minors and Certificate Programs < Hebrew < Hebrew Ed Major/Minor

Hebrew Ed Major/Minor

Hebrew Education Major and Minor Requirements

Note: Admission to the undergraduate major in Hebrew is closed to undergraduates admitted to UW–Madison in fall 2014 and after. Undergraduates who wish to study Hebrew language and literature are able to do so through the Center for Jewish Studies. This page is online for archive purposes only.

Minimum of 38 credits in Hebrew. Students must complete at least 20 credits of Hebrew and 15 credits of upper-level major course work (numbered 300 and above, except for 323 and 324) in residence on the UW–Madison campus. The courses listed below are Hebrew and Semitic Studies unless otherwise indicated.

14 credits may come from courses below Hebrew 225. Equivalent courses, including high school Hebrew, may count; see department advisor.

24 additional credits, including: 301–302 Introduction to Hebrew Literature, 6 credit total; 401–402 Survey of Modern Hebrew Literature, 6 credits total.

Additional course work as determined by the program advisor.

Minor Course Work

Note: This minor is no longer available as an option for students in Elementary Education. The information provided below is for students admitted to the professional program prior to summer 2013.

The Hebrew minor requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75, based on all Hebrew minor course work taken on the UW–Madison campus. The graduation grade point average may be modified by the Last 60 Credits Rule. Students interested in completing a certification minor in Hebrew must also complete a major in another certification subject area; it is not possible to be certified only in a minor area. Contact the WLE program coordinator to discuss the feasibility of combining this minor with the major subject area—not all combinations may be possible. Interested students must apply and be admitted to the Hebrew program. Admission is limited and competitive.

All students, whether completing their first degree or adding on a teaching minor to a prior certification, should expect to complete a methods course, practicum and student teaching experience in the minor to be recommended for certification; consult with the program coordinator. The oral proficiency exam, written exam, and immersion experiences discussed elsewhere are also required.

Currently, the Hebrew minor requires a minimum of 25 credits in Hebrew; 16 credits may come from courses below 225. Students seeking certification must complete at least 20 credits at UW–Madison. Equivalent courses, including high school Hebrew, may count; see department advisor. See the faculty advisor for specific course work of remaining 9 credits.


This page was updated 5/6/14.