SINAI and Touro team up to offer teacher fellowship

Recognizing a national shortage of qualified teachers in Jewish and special education, SINAI Schools and Touro University have partnered to create The SINAI Teacher Fellowship Program. This trailblazing collaboration offers current and prospective SINAI faculty the unique opportunity to earn a graduate degree at a greatly discounted tuition, while also receiving full compensation as an assistant teacher at SINAI and hands-on training and mentorship from experienced SINAI educators.

SINAI Teacher Fellowship Program participants study for Touro University’s Master’s Degree in Jewish Education and Special Education, a two-year program that prepares its students for careers in special education.  Anyone who has not yet earned a master’s degree in education (whether or not they are a current SINAI faculty member) is eligible to apply to SINAI to join this program, while also applying to Touro’s Graduate School of Education. 

Fellows receive significant scholarship incentives towards their master’s degree, and work concurrently at SINAI as assistant teachers, with full compensation.  Graduates are eligible for dual licensure in Education and Special Education from the New York and New Jersey Departments of Education. 

Applications for the SINAI Teacher Fellowship Program are open now for the fall semester.  For more information on the program, email

To read more about the partnership, click here.