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Yeshiva University Opens Teachers Institute for Women

The establishment of a Teachers Institute for Women by Yeshiva University to train teachers for the Hebrew schools of the country, was announced today by Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of Yeshiva University.

Dr. Pinkhos Churgin, Dean of the University’s Teachers Institute, who will direct the new institution, said the New Teachers Institute would offer three types of programs: L. A four-year course leading to a teachers’ diploma; 2. A special two-year course to train kindergartners. This program will be offered in the newly-established Institute for Pre-School Education and will lead to a certificate; 3. A combined academic and teachers training course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Religious Education.

All degrees will be conferred by Yeshiva University. Applicants for the Teachers Institute for Women will be required to have a recognized high school diploma, as well as a background of suitable Jewish knowledge. For the time being, Dr. Churgin declared, the programs will be run in the evening to accommodate the many teachers in the field who are seeking professional advancement, and other women already in attendance at local colleges.