The English Department
Head of Department: Dr. Frances Sokel
Head of the M.Ed. Program: Prof. Elite Olshtain
Building a New Generation of Professional English Teachers
The English Department runs Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Education.
- The B.Ed. is an academic professional training program for new English teachers for elementary schools and schools in the upper division. English courses and practice teaching comprise one component of the double-major academic degree and/or English teaching certificate.
- The M.Ed. is a two-year academic professional development program carried out entirely in English. The program entails research and practical applications for experienced English teachers.
Faculty members, who bring a wide range of professional and academic experience to both programs, demonstrate sensitivity, professional guidance and support to their students.
The English Program includes academic and practical components required for the double-major B.Ed. degree and/or Certificate for Teaching English in elementary schools (4th-6th grades) or in the upper division (7th – 10th grades).
The English study program includes regular and hybrid courses in five areas of study for which students are enrolled in view of personal and college considerations. Required: 34 annual credit hours.
|Proficiency||6-8 semester courses plus|
English Mastery Exams
|Literature||6-8 semester courses|
|Linguistics||6-8 semester courses|
|Educational Linguistics||10-12 semester courses and one yearly seminar course|
|Methodology||2 semester courses|
Click to see a sample timetable: LINK
Practice Teaching: In their second and third years of study, students complete four days of practical field work entailing structured and supervised teaching in elementary or upper division schools. Help and support are provided throughout the experience. Personal requests and college considerations are taken into account in placing students in schools.
English Department Goals: Students will acquire the mindset, knowledge and skills needed to teach English effectively through a structured college program of studies and guided practice in local schools.
|Program||Home Telepone||Mobile Phone|
|Head of Department|
|Dr. Marsha Bensoussan||.B.Ed. & M.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Head of the M.Ed. Program|
|Prof. Elite Olshtain||.M.Edemail@example.com|
|English Department Coordinator|
|Dr. Fran Sokel||.B.Ed. & M.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms. Devorah Amar||.B.Edemail@example.com|
|Dr. Tamar Aviad||.B.Ed. & M.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Idit Avram||.B.Edemail@example.com|
|Dr. James Backer||.M.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms. Rivka Bar-Hama||.B.Edemail@example.com|
|Dr. Zehava Bigmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms. Bracha Deutcher||.B.Edemail@example.com|
|Dr. Deborah Dubiner||.B.Ed. & M.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Stephanie Glick||.B.Ed. & M.Edemail@example.com|
|Ms. Chani Hadad||.B.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms. Aliza Handler||.B.Edemail@example.com|
|Ms. Tzipi Hess||.B.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Susan Joffe||.B.Edemail@example.com|
|Dr. Maya Merlob||.B.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Dina Orenstein||.M.Edemail@example.com|
|Dr. Naomi Roffman||.B.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Ruth Samuel Tenenholtz||.B.Edemail@example.com|
|Dr. Fran Sokel||.B.Ed. & M.Edfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Emmy Leah Zitter||.M.Edemail@example.com|
If you are considering English, please contact the coordinator of the English Department, Gaby Shoshani.
We will invite you to come for an interview and a written Entrance Exam. Based on the results, we will tell you if you are eligible for the English program.
Dr. Fran Sokel