Designed to serve, inspire, and enrich Israeli communities through meaningful scholarship.
THE ISRAEL EXTENSION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSIn May of 2014, the Lesley Extension campus in Israel conferred degrees to its final graduate cohort. Lesley University offered three master's degree programs* at its Extension site in Netanya, Israel. The programs were designed to serve Israeli communities, and most coursework required fluency in Hebrew. For full programs of study, see "downloads."
Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies
This program was designed for individuals who want to activate progressive change in people's lives and in the world. Graduates practiced expressive therapies in clinics, health care facilities, school community agencies, private practices and other settings internationally.The 60-credit program provided: • graduate education that integrated psychological theory with creative art modalities and clinical interventions• leadership in the forefront of creative arts therapies and the mental health fields• meaningful connection between the arts theory and practice in teaching and clinical training• a creative environment that respected students for who they are, valued and appreciated their life experiences and backgrounds, and encouraged collaboration• the challenge of self-growth and heightened personal awareness• a graduate degree respected by many national and international professionsMaster of Education in Creative Arts and LearningAt the heart of the Creative Arts in Learning Program was the belief that the arts are central to human learning and can serve as foundation for education in many different settings. Students were acquainted with various arts modalities--dance and creative movement, drama and theatre, music, the visual arts, storytelling and poetry--and how to apply the arts in specific educational settings. This 36-credit program provided students with the skills and experience to use the arts to:• address the variety of learning styles and abilities as well as the diverse development patterns of children and adults• address the multiple aspects of intelligence that all people possess• teach about cultural diversity and present a perspective that includes all races, cultures and ethnic groups• aid in the development of cognitive skills• provide rewarding avenues of expression for people of all agesMaster of Arts in Interdisciplinary StudiesThe Interdisciplinary Studies Program offered an academic context for those who wanted to connect their personal and professional interests and goals. Individuals attracted to the program included those who seek a creative alternative to the more rigid formats of traditional discipline-specific academic and professional training programs.The Interdisciplinary Focii of Study at our Netanya site included Women Studies and the Arts, Group Leadership and the Arts, and Holistic Studies.The 36-credit program provided experiences, knowledge and skills for:• expanding professional development through research, readings and field study in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and the arts;• integrating academic study with professional goals;• making connections among various academic disciplines that enhance professional practice.* The Lesley University Extension in Israel operated with a temporary license issued by the Council for Higher Education. The academic degree was granted by Lesley University as an American University and was not an Israeli academic degree.
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