Sakhnin Academic College for Teacher Education
Sakhnin Academic College, due to its location in the center of Galilee, provides diverse study opportunities for Arab students and especially for women. It aims to fulfil a range of vital needs of the Arab population in the Galilee as more than half of the Arabic speakers in Israel live this region.
It trains Arabic-speaking educators, teachers and kindergarten teachers and grants them a B.Ed., M.Teach and M.Ed. degrees in Education and\or a teaching certificate. Training is offered in areas in which there is special lack of Arab speaking teachers: Mathematics and English for junior high schools; Computer sciences; Special education and early childhood educators. Students study in one of the following tracks or areas of specialization: Early Education; Special Education; Junior High School; Elementary Schools; Master's degree in: management and organization of education systems, educational consulting, school-based Evaluation and Learning disabilities. About 3300 students on average are enrolled in the college every year.
The college espouses a strong belief in Jewish-Arab partnership and employs both Jewish (almost 40%) and Arab teachers. The college seeks to prepare its graduates to become educators who respect, value and nurture cultural, linguistic and traditional values of the Arab community.