About the Department

Our faculty deliver an undergraduate program that prepares students with both practical knowledge and a strong grounding in the theories, ideologies, concepts, values and practices of the field of education. Students acquire an understanding of the processes of education and learn to recognize the concepts of philosophical, social and psychological development, as well as receive training in educational research and its practical application.

We encourage openness to alternatives, the realization of multi-intelligences in education and the integration of cognitive, scientific excellence with creative therapeutic approaches. Course offerings include electives, such as in special education and counseling, and students participate in a practicum in their third year of study.

The department is part of a double-major system. Students may choose a second major in psychology, criminology, sociology or anthropology, or from the Multidisciplinary Department of Social Sciences. Students complete the program with a B.A. in Education , along with a second bachelor’s in one of these disciplines.

Our department also offers degrees at the graduate level in Educational Counseling .

International Collaboration

YVC and its Department of Education invest significant energy and resources in establishing and maintaining ongoing academic dialogues with colleagues outside of Israel. These academic interactions keep professors and students abreast of new developments, expand their horizons of inquiry and encourage collaborative research and applied projects.

In addition to engaging in dozens of ongoing collaborations in the United States and Europe, YVC is a partner in the IRIS project, a European Union initiative aimed at fostering stronger ties between Israeli academic colleges and European academic institutions.

Research Highlights

Special Education: Learning disabilities, physical disabilities, the child in the family, school and society
Counseling: Personality theory, interviews, abnormal psychology
Educational Alternatives: Multiple intelligences, cognitive development, scientific excellence, therapeutic and creative approaches
Multiculturalism: Multiculturalism in school and curriculum design
Educational Leadership and Management

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