Bais Rivkah Division of Higher Learning

The Bais Rivkah Seminary Comprehensive
Teacher Training Program

"Make Chinuch your Shlichus"

Do you have a talent for teaching and relating to children? Are you motivated to share the light of Torah and Chassidus with the next generation?

This program is a unique, all-immersive training that empowers its participants with the Rebbe's vision for Chinuch combined with the crucial tools to become effective teachers in today's world. It includes two tracks:

  • Elementary (grades 1-8)

  • Early Childhood (Head Start- Pre1a)

 

About Our Program

This program offers high caliber courses taught by a faculty of highly qualified, master educators. Our state-of-the-art curriculum encompasses a myriad of up-to-date courses and topics necessary to navigate the contemporary classroom:

The Rebbe's Teachings on Education

Jewish Studies Curriculum/Methodology

Methodology

Lesson Planning

Student Engagement

Classroom Models: Self-Discovery, Group Work

Child Psychology

Communication 

Social Skills/Conflict Resolution

Character Development and Resilience

Building Relationships

Special Education

Parenting

 

Special trainings are offered to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of technology, applicable to classroom use.

 

Hours

The various parts of the teacher training program are scheduled on some mornings and evenings instead of other classes, as well as during the afternoon. For students in the Teacher Training Program, the daily schedule is 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, as well as evening classes on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

Hands-on Teaching Lab

  • Peer teaching

  • Student teaching: apprenticeship in homeroom class of a local school

  • Diversified field work

 

Field Trips

  • Observations in high caliber Torah institutions in the tri-state area

  • Tours, workshops, and hands-on research projects at the Torah Umesorah Educational Resource Center 

  • Visits to diversified educational models for special-ed and developmental challenges

 

Program Highlight

  • Two-day teacher training convention hosted by Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh, under the leadership of Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum, master Chabad educator

 

Individualized Attention and Support

  • One on one teacher mentors and supervisors

  • Strong support team

 

Perks of the Teacher Training Year

  • Mentor/tutoring jobs offered exclusively to program participants

  • flexible hours

  • high pay scale

 

Upon Completion of this Program:

  • Teacher Training Certificate

  • Advanced Course Credits towards earning a bachelor’s degree

  • Priority Placement and higher paid teaching positions open to our graduates

  • Post-seminary continuing education courses, and individualized mentorship

If you are considering a future in chinuch, we encourage you to invest in proper training.  

 

Please read this article by Mrs. Rishe Majesky, experienced principal of Chabad High Schools, on why aspiring teachers should attend Bais Rivkah's Teacher Training Program:

https://anash.org/thinking-of-teaching-know-this/

To apply, Click the Teacher Training option in your seminary application.          

*Additional fee will apply.                      

  For further information about the program, please contact:

Mrs. Hindy Gurwitz                Program Director           [email protected]