DeLeT: Day School Leadership through Teaching
DeLeT, a program of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education (RHSOE), is dedicated to fostering teaching excellence in Jewish day schools in North America. This 13-month fellowship includes: • Full tuition scholarship and generous living stipend • Opportunity to complete all of the requirements for a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8). • Certificate in Jewish Day School Teaching • A year-long mentored internship in a Jewish day school in Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area, • Guidance in the internship experience provided by two mentor teachers from the day school and an experienced teacher educator (the "Clinical Educator"), • Academic coursework on principles and practices of good teaching, • Academic and fiscal support for fellows who wish to pursue a Master of Arts in Jewish Education after completing the fellowship Through a carefully staged sequence of unfolding teaching responsibilities, fellows gradually learn the intricacies of teaching and, equally important, they learn how to think carefully about teaching and learning so that they can continue to learn the art and craft of teaching throughout their careers. DeLeT graduates receive a credential from the state and a certificate from HUC-JIR.
DeLeT Alumni are teachers in Jewish day schools—both secular and Judaic Studies—teaching at all grade levels. Some alumni have continued their graduate studies in Jewish Education to pursue careers in educational and organizational leadership.