Structure of the program


The program lasts two academic years. Classes take place on one day a week and in concentrated courses during the semester break and at the end of the academic year.

The study days in the program are Monday (in the first year) and Wednesday (in the second year). It is not possible to split the program between additional years.

The program offers three tracks: guidance and counseling; policy and management; mental health in early childhood. In each track, there are internal clusters of fields of study. Each cluster comprises mandatory and elective courses. The types of course and the number of credits required in each cluster in every track, as well as the total number of credits required for the degree, are shown in the study tables.


Study tables for those beginning studies in the 2017-18 academic year:

The study tables show the mandatory and elective courses of the MA in Early Childhood Studies program. The student may also choose courses offered by other departments of the Hebrew University.

Choosing courses from other departments and/or other universities requires the permission of the advisor for student affairs.

When planning studies, it is recommended that the student check the prerequisites for participation in the various elective courses carefully.


Exemption and recognition of previous studies

  • A student requesting exemption from courses on the grounds of previous MA studies will submit a form requesting recognition of courses
  • A student with an MA in another subject may request to decrease his studies in this subject, in the research track up to 6 credits, and in the non-research trackup to 10 credits. In any case the decision will be made by the head of the program, according to the relevance and suitability of the courses to the current MA program


Study tables for those beginning studies in the 2016-17 academic year: