About Kaye Academic College of Education

    Kaye College is today the leading academic institution for teacher education and professional development of educators in the south, serving both the Jewish and Bedouin populations of the Negev.
     
In 1996 & 2007 the College was the recipient of a special UNESCO prize for its outstanding contribution in promoting multiculturalism and co-existence.
 
Its goal is to provide students with advanced academic knowledge, broad practical experience, competencies and skills to integrate themselves into the changing future of the educational system in Israel. At present there are 4.000 Jewish and Bedouin students studying in various college departments. Students earn a B.Ed. and teacher certificate, for teaching from kindergarten to high school in a wide range of specializations (Humanities, Science, Math, English, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Physical Education, Art Education and Informal Education).
 
In 2013 an award was given to the Shachaf team (ACE-Active Collaborative Education, a teacher education program for university graduates), by the Ministry of Education, the Scientific Committee of the International Conference and the MOFET Institute.
 

The College offers five programs towards a Master in Education (M.Ed.); Educational Counseling, Learning and Instruction, Physical Education and Sports for Excluded and at Risk Communities, Education in the Era of Technological Information, and a Master's Degree in Teaching (M. Teach). The college also functions as a center for research and for furthering professional development of teachers in the field. Our teaching staff implements pedagogical innovations, such as Project-Based Learning, and ICT integration in teacher education. In addition, Kaye College offers various programs which include computer and cyber studies and pre-academic courses for Jewish and Bedouin students.

 Students at Kaye College study in a multicultural and multilingual environment. Joint courses are taught in Hebrew to Jewish and Bedouin students and they run in parallel with courses in Arabic in the Bedouin department. This rich blend of cultures reflects the ethnic composition of the Negev. A unique co-existence course offers an intensive encounter between Jewish and Bedouin students who learn about one another's culture and lifestyle.

     
   
In view of these achievements, Kaye College was awarded the Be'er-Sheva Municipality Prize for Excellence in the field of education.
 
   

Kaye Academic College of Education seeks to prepare teachers who will take the initiative and become leaders in their schools and in their communities, who can function in a multicultural environment and reach out to every one of their pupils.

Striving for excellence in education and placing high importance on research driven pedagogies, Kaye Academic College of Education offers professional support and academic opportunities for students and educators alike.