Tel Aviv University

Introduction

Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv University is Israel’s largest and most comprehensive university, attracting talented students and renowned faculty from around the globe. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, the university has a strong interdisciplinary focus and collaborates closely with leading institutions worldwide. The campus is located in Tel Aviv, the financial and technology capital of Israel – which is known for its entrepreneurial atmosphere and large number of start-up companies. With the growth of high-tech industries, the Tel Aviv metropolis has become an international hotspot for business and innovation – an ideal setting for an enriching study experience.

ABOUT TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL TAU International programs are designed for students who are eager to challenge themselves with an intensive academic schedule. Programs combine classroom learning, field trips, overnight excursions, social events, and much more. Students also gain real-world professional expertise through internships, guest lectures, and workshops with some of Israel’s leading experts. A global hub on campus, the TAU International Center is the international students’ home during their time in Tel Aviv. Our welcoming staff is always available to answer questions, and events are organized regularly for international students and faculty.

Through Tel aviv University International, students are offered a broad selection of English-taught undergraduate and graduate degrees and various study abroad options, as well as short-term summer and intensive Language programs.

Tel Aviv University offers an extensive range of study programs in the arts and sciences, within its Faculties of Engineering, Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Arts and Management. The original 170-acre campus has been expanded to include an additional 50-acre tract, now being developed.

Tel Aviv University is situated only a short distance from both the magnificent Mediterranean coast and bustling downtown Tel Aviv, the center of Israeli arts, culture and entertainment. During leisure hours, Tel Aviv offers Bauhaus architecture, cafes and clubs at the old harbor, the open air markets, summer street festivals, and the charm of old Jaffa with its artist colony.

WHY STUDY AT TAU? • TAU is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities and is the largest university in Israel • Study entirely in English with renowned academics and experienced professionals in your field • Classwork enriched by real-world Experience • Spend your free time in the cosmopolitan capital of the Middle East – beaches, shopping, and nightlife are right around the corner • Comprehensive student support and extracurricular programming • International programs with students from all over the world – your future lifelong friends

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MSc

MSc in Plant Biology with an Emphasis in Food Safety and Security

Campus Full time 18 months October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

This innovative International program is open to students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security. [+]

This innovative International program is open to students worldwide interested in obtaining an MSc in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Food Safety and Security. The program takes place over 18 months (with an additional thesis year option), full time, and is taught in English. The program's curriculum combines academic research with hands-on agricultural experience in the Arava desert, Israel’s largest vegetable exporting region. The program offers students a internship opportunity (built into the program) to gain first-hand experience in advanced desert agriculture throughout their studies. The International MSc Program in Plant Biology provides the students with academic knowledge with leading faculty, opportunities to gain practical skills and the chance to be a part of creating a sustainable future. International MSc Program in Plant Biology The program takes place in collaboration with the Arava International Center for Agriculture Training (AICAT), and the Regional Agricultural Research and Development Center (at the Yair R&D Station). As part of the collaboration, students will have the unique opportunity to study and reside in a local agricultural village (moshav) within the Arava municipality in the desert. This enriching 18-month program consists of 38 credit hours, which also include the research practicum, spread over three semesters. Due to the nature of the program, the curriculum is fixed and students must take all courses listed. The interdisciplinary curriculum offers students a wide understanding of plant biology, from the molecular and cellular level, and up to the organism level, as well as its interaction with its environment. Select excelling students who are interested in writing a thesis may do after completion of the degree by staying an additional year to conduct research on the Tel Aviv University campus. Admissions The program is designed for graduates of accredited institutions of higher education. Preferred candidates will have completed a B.Sc. in life sciences or related fields with a minimum grade of 80 (or equivalent). Under special circumstances, students with other academic backgrounds will be considered as well. Professional experience in fields related to agriculture is highly advantageous. The participants in this program will be made up of diverse nationalities with varied fields of interest. Our admission policy takes into account the applicant's academic records and recommendations, as well as personal essay and relevant experience. [-]

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MA in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

Study the Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible - IN the Land of the Bible! Join this unique program of Ancient Israel Studies to combine campus-based classes with field work experience. The program can be taken as: - A one-year MA track. - A two-year thesis track. - Credited courses towards your PhD. [+]

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The International M.A. Program in Ancient Israel Studies: Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible is a unique program, offering students from across the globe a unique window into the country’s perplexing and complex past via theoretical classes, field work experience, and guided tours to some of the most exciting excavation sites in Israel (such as Jerusalem, Ramat Rachael, Megiddo, Hazor, Dan, Beit Shemesh, Azekah, Beer-Sheba, Qumran, Masada, and Caesarea).

 

Join other international students and enjoy being taught by world-renowned scholars with expertise in archaeological fieldwork and research, in one of the following tracks: A one year MA program (without thesis) A two year MA program (with thesis) Or a one year credited course program for PhD students The academic curriculum of The International MA program in Ancient Israel Studies, throughout the first two semesters, focuses on the history of the Biblical period and the Old Testament, while also offering ancient languages and practical archaeological skills. The program’s third (summer) semester consists of four to six weeks of field excavation at one of the archaeological projects run by Tel Aviv University’s Institute of Archaeology. For a detailed list of courses, please visit our website: archaeology.tau.ac.il/internationalMA [-]

MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

The International MA Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is an interdisciplinary masters program exploring international conflict resolution at its core. The program provides students with tools for effective analysis, teaches mediation and negotiation strategies and covers conflict resolution frameworks in the international arena. [+]

Welcome to the new International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, a one-year English-language MA.

 

This program aims to offer students around the world the opportunity to study international conflict resolution at its core. As a reflection of the ever-increasing recognition in the academic world of the importance of conflict resolution, our mission is to equip our students with the necessary academic and practical tools to approach conflicts, their management and resolution. This supports our view that conflict resolution should be addressed both as an academic research field and as an area of practical activity and implementation.

 

You will be studying with students from every continent, bringing with them their own experience and perspective. The exceptional professors coming from the best Universities of the Country but also successful practitioners will give you the knowledge and practice you are looking for. Our interdisciplinary curriculum will allow you to successfully expand your career opportunities and responsibilities in a variety of fields. We will also encourage and support you to participate in internships during your studies and find placements after their completion.... [-]


MA in Environmental Studies

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

The International MA Program in Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies, with an emphasis on Israel’s unique geographic and geopolitical setting. [+]

The International MA Program in Environmental Studies provides candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's unique geographic and geopolitical setting. The program takes place over one year (3 semesters), full time, and is taught in English.

 

International MA Program in Environmental Studies

 

The Porter School of Environmental Studies' International MA Program in Environmental Studies provides candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's unique geographic and geopolitical setting. It takes place over one year (3 semesters) and is full time.... [-]


MA in Middle Eastern Studies

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

Over three back-to-back semesters, the TAU International Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) Program offers students an academic immersion in the current affairs and history of the Modern Middle East. Those interested in pursuing careers in the fields of journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia, will find an unparalleled opportunity to... [+]

MA in Middle Eastern Studies Over three back-to-back semesters, the TAU International Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) Program offers students an academic immersion in the current affairs and history of the Modern Middle East. Those interested in pursuing careers in the fields of journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia, will find an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the political, social and economic dimensions of the Middle East, from within. This program equips its graduates with the analytical tools and knowledge base to eventually become experts on a region whose geo-political developments regularly affect the state of global affairs. Students who complete the program are awarded an M.A. degree in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University's prestigious department of Middle Eastern and African History. Curriculum The MAMES Program offers a well-rounded and thorough curriculum, including seminars and intensive language studies. Students are required to complete three core seminars and five elective seminars over the duration of three back-to-back semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The MAMES Program offers an executive track (without thesis) and a research track (with thesis and languages). Qualified students who would like to continue onto a Ph.D. program, or who would simply like to complete a thesis, are able to do so under the supervision of a member of the faculty or under a seasoned researcher from the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. MAMES research track students are required to complete three semesters of introductory spoken and Modern Standard Arabic language courses. MAMES executive track students are strongly encouraged to study a regional language; however, language courses are not necessary for the completion of the executive track degree. MAMES students also benefit from TAU's intensive Hebrew courses. Students have the option to learn Hebrew in an intensive seven-week ulpan course. For students who cannot attend the summer ulpan, there is an option to take a February Hebrew Language intensive ulpan for four weeks. The program also boasts a strong extracurricular component, including: Film and lecture series Field trips to the Arab-Israeli city of Umm al-Fahem; trips to the North and South of Israel where we learn about the Druze and Bedouin minorities of Israel; an optional trip to Petra, Jordan; an optional study tour to a neighboring country (such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, or Turkey), accompanied by expert researchers. These activities are meant to enhance the students' knowledge and ability to understand and analyze the complexities of a region transitioning through a period of profound change. [-]

MA in Migration Studies

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

The International MA in Migration Studies Program is a one-year MA taught in English. Being the only University program in Migration Studies in Israel, and one of the few worldwide, this distinguished graduate program will give students an opportunity to study migration within the unique context of Israel. Israel is home to immigrants from around the world including Jewish migrants, migrant workers, refugee and asylum seekers, and... [+]

MA in Migration Studies The International MA in Migration Studies Program is a one-year MA taught in English. Being the only University program in Migration Studies in Israel, and one of the few worldwide, this distinguished graduate program will give students an opportunity to study migration within the unique context of Israel. Israel is home to immigrants from around the world including Jewish migrants, migrant workers, refugee and asylum seekers, and others. This International Masters will give students an opportunity to discover the complexities of international migration through an interdisciplinary lens. Led by our exceptional professors who are some of the leading experts in this field, this program seeks to provide students with the theories, tools and experience first-hand to pursue careers in various fields including public policy, international affairs, politics, research, academia, and non-profits. This international program is an opportunity to be part of a diverse student body that in itself provides a platform for different local knowledge and experiences to converge and create a unique environment for learning. Program Features Earn an MA degree in one intensive year Meet with and learn from leading experts and practitioners working in the field Understand the issues of migration from an interdisciplinary approach Develop professional skills through interactive workshops organized by international organizations Study Israel’s complex demographic issues first-hand Explore Tel Aviv and immerse yourself in Israeli culture Meet students from around the world with diverse academic and professional backgrounds Goals and Philosophy In recent years academic research and professional training in the field of migration has received more attention. With the acceleration of globalization changing the face of this world, people, technology and culture are moving across borders at an unprecedented speed and scale. The increased attention is evident in the widespread research being published, in the amount of periodicals devoted to the field, and in the flourishing of centers and programs for the study and work in migration, both here in Israel and abroad. Israel itself, a country built on its inflow of migrants, is now facing complex situations and decisions regarding the different populations that are changing the nature of the society. Although migration in Israel is a key element socially, politically and economically, the lack of structured programs and higher education in this field gave us all the more reason to compile a curriculum and professors dedicated to this subject. The first semester of the program students are exposed to the main theoretical perspectives and policies of migration, while in the later stages students have the opportunity to specialize in certain areas of migration according to their own preferences. Curriculum The uniqueness of this program lies first and foremost in its interdisciplinary nature; in exposing students to a variety of disciplinary approaches to the subject at hand such as the legal, cultural, economic and political aspects. Some topics relate specifically to the context of Israel, but many of the courses will provide an overview of the issues from a global perspective, and provide case studies during the course of the semester. Some areas that will be covered include the labor market integration of immigrants, the challenges of social integration, the question of the “second generation”, marginalization and discrimination and forced migration. Additionally, each student is placed in a specially designed internship based on their interest and encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel. Admissions Our program is designed for graduates of accredited institutions of higher education. We strongly believe in an interdisciplinary approach and therefore accept any undergraduate fields or majors. Due to the nature of the subject, we seek to compose a diverse group of nationalities as well as diverse fields of interests. Our admission policy includes academic records, recommendations, a personal essay, leadership experience, and worldviews. Ideal candidates should come from the academic or professional backgrounds of Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, International Development and International Relations. Professional experience is preferred. Our application process also includes a personal interview - either in person or by virtual media. International applicants who plan to be in Israel prior to completing their application are strongly advised to schedule an appointment with the International Program in Migration Studies team while they are in Israel. The entire curriculum is delivered in English. Students who are not native English-speakers and who haven't completed their undergraduate studies in English are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test score as part of their application. [-]

MA in Political Science and Political Communication

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

The MA Program "Political Science and Political Communication" is a high-quality graduate program that focuses on the dynamics and complexities of politics in the global age. The program grants an M.A. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University. The Political Science Department stands out in the study of political leadership, political communication, electoral systems and behavior and is the home of the Israel National Election Studies... [+]

MA in Political Science and Political Communication The MA Program "Political Science and Political Communication" is a high-quality graduate program that focuses on the dynamics and complexities of politics in the global age. The program grants an M.A. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University. The Political Science Department stands out in the study of political leadership, political communication, electoral systems and behavior and is the home of the Israel National Election Studies. The program provides students with advanced knowledge, understanding and tools of analysis in a world characterized by growing fusion between politics and communication. The program provides a broad comparative perspective of the challenges of leaders in the communicative age, and their relations with voters' expectations throughout their term and especially in election times. Educational tours and meetings with political leaders, prominent journalists and election specialists are incorporated into the curriculum. Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to take up internship and other extra-curricular activities during an exciting year stay in Israel. Career Options The International MA in Political Science & Political Communication can be an important step into building your career. It gives the necessary tools to gather and process knowledge in various fields. Following are a few of the career choices which are open to our graduates: Leading Scholars Campaign Managers Lobbyists Political Consultants Press Secretaries Journalists News Editors Diplomatic Representatives Parliamentary Assistants Public Relations Consultants Political Analysts Election Consultants Managers in Civic Associations Testimonials Beate Mikkelsen (Norway), Program Graduate, 2012 It is without a doubt that the experience in the program led me to pursue my dream job that I posit today as Press and Information Officer at the Israeli Embassy in Oslo, Norway. I chose to study in Israel as I wanted to learn about the country that is constantly in the media headlines. This program particularly appealed to me due to my interest in international politics and the central role that communication play in today's democracies and diplomatic relations. The fact that it is a one year, intensive program that combines theory and practice suited me well. The academic and social experience is diverse and colorful. As a student in this program you get to meet, discuss and experience with people from all over the world. This is an important and enriching experience that will challenge your beliefs and perceptions. Being part of the program gave me insightful knowledge and understanding on both the theoretical and practical level. Studying at Tel Aviv University also provided opportunities to be involved in extracurricular activities, seminars and lectures all of which gave me interesting connections. It is without a doubt that this experience led me to pursue my dream job that I posit today as Press and Information Officer at the Israeli Embassy in Oslo, Norway. Kincino Aramis Hernandes Melgar (Mexico), Program graduate (2012) Why is the International MA Program in Political Science & Political Communication in Tel Aviv University is a strong option for any international student? In a few words: academic excellence, a practical approach on politics, networking and internship oportunities. Having the Mediterranean beaches 15 minutes from campus and living in one of the hottest cities in the world is also important! Tel Aviv University is a first-class world-renowned institution and the program is not only theoretically rigorous, but also teaches real-world applications. The mixture of theory and practice gives us the skills necessary for making real impact in research or a future professional career..for me, the program facilitated application for an internship position at a think thank based in Jerusalem which was looking ex professo for the quality in research and analysis that this program provides. Living in Tel Aviv one can always avoid perfunctory routines, even in a demanding graduate program: I have had the opportunity to travel, making friends from the five continents, start learning Hebrew, enjoying an ample cultural offering, going to the Israeli Opera one day, to the new hot-spot in town the other, or simply take the fields of the White City." Jacqueline Kelly (USA), Program graduate (2013) My experience being a part of the International Master in Political Science and Political Communication program has given me a lifetime of opportunities and experiences. It enabled me to take part in fascinating internships, attend and help to co-ordinate conferences and it also challenged me as an individual. The program brought together a mix of students from diverse backgrounds and enabled us to understand the diversity of learning styles from different countries, while trying to work towards the same goal of completing a master program. This was one of the biggest challenges during my year at Tel Aviv University, but also one of the most beneficial challenges because it taught me to be a dynamic individual. My year at Tel Aviv University also enabled me to take part in internships with the United States Embassy, working for a Commercial Specialist. Interning for the US Embassy enabled me to attend CES Tel Aviv 2013, which was a great experience. I was also given the opportunity to take part in non-profit work with The Leader Organization, which in turn brought me to travel to Berlin, Germany for a conference that I helped co-coordinate. Both of these internship experiences as well as the experience of studying abroad to complete my master, gave me opportunities and lifelong experiences and challenges that I would not been able to explore in any other country. Iva Isakov (Serbia), Program graduate (2013) I have had some great networking opportunities and experienced in this period of time more than most people do in ten years. Chances are you will be looking back on it as one of the best choices you have ever made, I know I do! Since Graduation I have started two internships. I am the Campus Liaison for Women in International Security Israel, an organization promoting Women's achievements in Security, Diplomacy and Politics in general. I am also the Social Media and Marketing Manager at the Slovenian Embassy in Tel Aviv. This is however just the beginning. Since I developed a growing interest in Campaign Management I plan to volunteer in the Municipality Elections and also explore some of the Job Opportunities I have been presented with. It is not an overstatement when I say all of these opportunities came to me, in one way or another, through the University. It has not even been a full year since I started the program and I can already say that I experienced in this period of time, more than most people do in ten years. There are several reasons for that. Israel in itself is a very fast paste society and the program was fairly dynamic. Studying abroad always comes with a certain amount of adventure and events that would be highly improbable otherwise, but studying in an International school in Tel Aviv University is a particular brand in itself. Chances are you will be looking back on it as one of the best choices you have ever made, I know I do. I have had the enormous pleasure of studying with some truly unique peers, most of whom became my very dear friends and some of them even as close as family. The Political Science and Political Communication Program is a plethora of Philosophy, Communication, Politics, current events and everything each student brings from their own countries and experience. I have had some great networking opportunities and had the chance to hear, see and meet some truly admirable people. The potential is there it just needs to be taken advantage of. Alexandru Bar (Romania), Program graduate (2013) The skills I have gained through my studies here have equipped me to accomplish my professional goals. During my studies here I had the opportunity to be part of great projects including the Legacy Mission powered by the Senate of TAU as program representative. I can honestly say that a degree from Tel Aviv University became the best value option for me and I am happy to still be studying and living in one of world's best cities. I have always had an interest in working in the political sphere and in order to enrich my career, after working as an Honorary Royal Equerry for The Royal Household of His Majesty King Michael I. of Romania, I enrolled in the Political Science & Political Communication program at Tel Aviv University. This International Master has been an excellent fit, providing me with a knowledge base that compliments my past studies. The professors at TAU have both theoretical and practical experience in their respective fields of expertise and the program offers a wide range of classes that address many of my research interests. This is why I chose to continue my research thesis with one of the top professors at TAU. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree from any field from an accredited institution of higher education. Minimal final grade of 80, or the equivalent for candidates from schools or countries with a different grading system. Students who are not native English speakers and who haven't completed their undergraduate studies in English will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores along with their applications. Minimal TOEFL requirements: 573 on the paper based test; 230 on the computer based test; 89 on the internet based test. Mininal IELTS requirements: 7. Students may be asked to provide formal documentation that their undergraduate program was conducted in English. [-]

MA in Security and Diplomacy

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

The <em><strong>International MA in Security and Diplomacy</strong></em> is a one-year full-time program taught in English. The program comprises three semesters – From October to August. Most classes are held between Monday and Thursday, starting at 1:00pm, leaving the mornings and a long weekend free for self-study and extra-curricular activities... [+]

MA in Security and Diplomacy The International MA in Security and Diplomacy is a one-year full-time program taught in English. The program comprises three semesters – From October to August. Most classes are held between Monday and Thursday, starting at 1:00pm, leaving the mornings and a long weekend free for self-study and extra-curricular activities. Students who choose and are eligible to write an optional thesis will be enrolled for a fourth semester. The MA Program in Security and Diplomacy Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our program brings together internationally renowned scholars and former leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. Educational tours and meetings with Israeli and foreign officials are incorporated into the curriculum. Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to take up internships and other extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel. The program provides advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. The outlook of the program is global, with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East. At the practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree from any field from an accredited institution of higher education. Minimal final grade of 80, or the equivalent for candidates from schools or countries with a different grading system. Students who are not native English speakers and who haven't completed their undergraduate studies in English will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores along with their applications. Minimal TOEFL requirements: 573 on the paper based test; 230 on the computer based test; 89 on the internet based test. Students may be asked to provide formal documentation that their undergraduate program was conducted in English. [-]

MA in Social Work: Crisis and Trauma Studies

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

The MA in Social Work : Crisis and Trauma Studies is designed to train students to plan and deliver services in a wide range of personal and communal crises, including public disasters created by war, natural disasters and terrorism, as well as personal crises related to immigration, domestic violence, divorce, illness and bereavement. [+]

MA in Social Work: Crisis and Trauma Studies MA in Social Work with Specialization in Crisis and Trauma Studies The Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel-Aviv University is offering a new M.A. program on coping with stress, crisis and trauma for international students. Israel is a living laboratory for research and practice in stress, crisis, and trauma. Over the years, Israeli scholars and practitioners have developed considerable knowledge and models of intervention in these areas. Our academic staff has been at the forefront of these developments. We invite you to learn from our world renowned experts. The program encompasses both public disasters and personal life crises: terror and war and natural disasters in the public realm, along with such stressors as immigration, domestic violence, divorce, and illness and bereavement in the personal realm. The program is: Taught in English Open to candidates from all countries holding a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related field Three semesters long, from October 2014 to August 2015 Can be extended for a year to do a research thesis Qualified MASA funding program Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Social Work or a related field. Grade point average of 80 (B) or over, or the equivalent for candidates from schools or countries with a different grading system. Prerequisites for conducting a research Master's thesis are basic undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods. [-]

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Campus Full time 3 semesters July 2016 Israel Tel Aviv

The MA TESOL program extends from the end of July until the end of June—a total of three semesters. The first (summer) semester includes academic studies along with intensive Hebrew language courses. The second (fall) and third (spring) semesters combine academic studies and trips to unique language teaching programs in Israel along with a teaching internship... [+]

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Teaching Internship Earn a master’s degree in TESOL at Tel Aviv University and open exciting international career opportunities in teaching and administration, textbook and test development, and more… Experience life in vibrant Tel Aviv, in the heart of multilingual and multicultural Israel Make a difference – practical English teaching in Israeli schools English is the international language of communication in the world today. The English language teaching program at Tel Aviv University is designed to prepare individuals for a wide variety of exciting international career opportunities. The program is taught in English by distinguished professors of the Language Education program in the School of Education and consists of two interrelated components: academic studies in the field of English language teaching and teaching internships in Israeli schools, accommodating your preference for elementary, junior high, high school or higher education/adults. Students receive close personal guidance and professional support in both university studies and in school practice. In addition, students participate in intensive Hebrew language studies (Ulpan). Graduates are awarded a Master of Arts degree in TESOL, which enables them to work in a wide variety of positions in the field including instruction and administration, textbook and test development, professional training and more. The MA TESOL program extends from the end of July until the end of June—a total of three semesters. The first (summer) semester includes academic studies along with intensive Hebrew language courses. The second (fall) and third (spring) semesters combine academic studies and trips to unique language teaching programs in Israel along with a teaching internship. Courses are taught by world-renowned faculty including Prof. Elana Shohamy, Prof. Dorit Ravid, Prof. Ofra Inbar and Dr. Michal Tannenbaum, among others. Topics studied include: second language acquisition, English in a global world, pedagogical grammar and linguistic models, English language teaching methodology, language testing, curriculum design and material development, integrating technology in language learning, English in a global world, second language research methods, teaching students with learning disabilities and topics in language teaching in the Israeli school system. Program Features Unique academic program MA studies led by world renowned faculty with extensive experience in the field – including Prof. Elana ShohamyProf. Dorit Ravid, Prof. Ofra Inbar and Dr. Michal Tannenbaum One year, three-semester program – summer, fall and spring – taught in English Hands-on English teaching in Israeli schools, from September to June Personal guidance and support in both academic studies and school practice Part of the Language Education program in the School of Education at Tel Aviv University, which has an outstanding track record of excellence, since 1981 Israel experience Studies on Tel Aviv University's vibrant campus, in the heart of multilingual and multicultural Israel Hebrew-language (Ulpan) studies Residence in energetic city of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural center Social and cultural activities and tours of the country, sponsored by TAU International, Hillel and more Admissions Acceptance criteria include a BA in any field from a recognized academic institution, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and high English-language proficiency. [-]