The Studies Channel
The School of Professional Development
The School of Professional Development was founded over twelve years ago as part of in-service courses offered to teacher educators in Israel to enhance their professional development.
The overall aim of the studies is to substantiate theory and link it to practice by furnishing the teacher educators with essential knowledge and tools for their work in their respective colleges.
The School offers four two-year and three one-year specialization programs. The content in these courses is considered to be at the core of the different roles of teacher educators. They are:
- Mentoring and Instruction
- Management in Academic Institutions
- Research and Evaluation
- Information and Communication Technologies in Teacher Education
- Dialogue in Education
- Visual Literacy
- Writing in Teacher Education
Currently, each program consists of a total of 52 full days of study over a one- or two-year period and includes theory, group discussions and a practicum.
The graduates earn a diploma. Teacher educators who do not have a teaching certificate can use this diploma as an equivalent.
In addition, the Studies Channel offers short workshops for teacher educators on subjects in the field of teacher education. These workshops take place in the MOFET Institute and deal with topics on the agenda of teahcer education
The School for the Professional Development of Administrative Staff
The School for the Professional Development of Administrative Staff within the Colleges of Education was established reflecting the belief that the two branches in teacher education – the academic and the administrative - can work collaboratively, hand-in-hand, towards achieving a common goal.