About the college

Levinsky College of Education is the first Israeli academic institution for teacher training to begin teaching all subjects in Hebrew. The College maintains high standards and is a leader in innovation. Levinsky College offers a variety of programs: a Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed.), a Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree (with and without a thesis) as well as a specialized program geared to retraining academics for careers in education.  The College also offers an M.A.A.T. (Master’s degree in Art Therapy) as well as an M.Teach degree – a Master of Teaching degree combined with teaching certification for secondary schools. In addition, there are special programs created for specific populations.

Levinsky College maintains collegial relations with the Ministry of Education and offers a variety of activities for the professional development of teachers.

Graduates of the College integrate into the Israeli education system and leave their mark on it as teachers, educators, managers and developers. There are currently more than 3,000 students studying for first and second degrees as well as for teaching certification, and more than 3,600 teachers who are studying for various other certifications or engaged in professional development courses in the College.


The College aspires to lead fundamental change in education and society by means of research, and innovative pedagogy and technology. The College encourages its graduates to strive for the highest degree of professionalism, intercultural sensitivity, and social involvement and for its scholar-teachers to perceive their work as an integral part of their professional lives.

Formative Values

  • Human dignity and freedom
  • Generosity and cultural sensitivity
  • Creation and sharing of knowledge
  • Academic freedom
  • Respect for cultural capital and heritage

Academic Structure

The College has three faculties: the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Multi-Disciplinary Studies and the Faculty of Music Education.

These Faculties function on the premise that there is a continuity beginning with studying to be a teacher – to teaching in the field – to professional development throughout the teacher’s career.

Programs and Specializations in the Faculties

Bachelor of Education Degree B.Ed.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Education combined with Special Education
  • Music Education


Bible, Hebrew Language, English, Literature and Children’s Literature, Sciences, Mathematics, and Music.

Retraining Academics as Teachers

  • Teaching certification for Academics
  • Expanded certification for Teachers
  • Supplementary programs for completing a B.Ed.

Master of Education Degree M.Ed.

Some programs have a thesis track

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education*
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Language Education in a Multicultural Society
  • Music Education

Master’s Degree M.A.A.T

  • Therapy through the Arts – Music Therapy*

Master’s Degree M.Teach

  • Master of Teaching combined with Teaching Certification for secondary schools

Studies at the Eilat Campus

Bachelor of Education Degree B.Ed.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education

Retraining Program for Graduates

  • Teaching certificate for academics

Master of Education Degree M.Ed.

  • Teaching and Learning*

* The Council for Higher Education has approved publication, registration, or temporary accreditation for these programs.