Post-graduate Diploma programs are offered in Family Medicine and Teacher Certification (for high schools only). Studies in the Teacher Certification program usually extend over two years and take place on Sunday and/or Thursday. Practicing teachers may complete the program in one year. There are various tracks according to the students' background in Education or in the proposed area of specialization.
It is possible to specialize in a subject different from the undergraduate major, but supplementary courses will be required. Candidates who would like to acquire a teaching certificate for a language will need to take a proficiency test in the language. Applicants to teacher certification in Special Education who do not have a BA or BEd in the field are required to concurrently complete an MA in Special Education.
For further details check the School of Education website or call Tel: 02-5882021.
Some faculties accept students as “Special Students”. This status is applicable for one year only and is available to students who are not pursuing a degree at the Hebrew University.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree and fulfill the minimum Hebrew and English language requirements. Participation in specific courses requires approval from the department in which the student wishes to study. The Faculty of Social Sciences accepts special students to electives only. Students who do not have the required level of proficiency in Hebrew will need special permission from the faculty to participate in courses taught in English.
Payment is calculated by yearly hours (details in the chapter "Financial Information"). University housing is not available for Special Students. Information on special programs for visiting students can be found in the Rothberg International School website.
The Maaleh Program is designed for students over the age of 35 who wish to study select courses in Humanities, Education or Social Sciences. After completing a certain number of credits with good grades, it might be possible to join the degree program. For details, call the Magid Institute, Tel: 02-5422016.
There is an option to sit in on classes as a “free listener” (שומע חפשי). Students will pay a nominal fee in order to obtain a student card with library access but will not submit any assignments or get any certificate at the end of the course. Additional details are available from the Magid Institute, Tel 02-5881564.