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Hebrew Education Program

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.

Student access to the Hebrew Education certification program is dependent upon available supervisory and cooperating teacher resources. For this reason, prospective Hebrew Education students must confer with the World Language Education (WLE) program director, Professor Charles James, 810 Van Hise Hall, 262-9747 or 262-2192, cjjames@facstaff.wisc.edu. Students who do not have previous teaching experience or who have not completed a teacher preparation program should expect to participate in the four-semester World Language Education program. Teacher candidates with extensive course work or teaching experience may complete a modified program after consultation with faculty. Admission to the four-semester professional program entails meeting minimum admission requirements and adherence to strict application deadlines. See the WLE program director for details. 

All students seeking language education certification must have completed at least a minor in the target language (students may not be certified with a minor only); must meet minimum oral proficiency requirements; must have participated in an extensive immersion experience; and may need to pass a content examination in the language. Program admission requires accumulating a minimum number of credits, earning minimum grade-point averages, and taking the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), also called the Praxis I. See the WLE director for details on additional requirements. As noted above, admission to the Hebrew Education program is dependent upon available resources.

This page was updated 5/6/14.