Teaching Certificate Program


An Opportunity to Make a Difference in Science Education

The Science Teaching department together with the Feinberg Graduate School offers a unique educational program that enables students to obtain teaching certification for seventh through twelfth grades in the Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science. The certificate is recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Education.

The goal of the teaching certificate program is to allow FGS students, postdoctoral fellows and alumni to obtain the training necessary to become successful teachers and play an influential role in the educational system in their career as scientists.

Who is the Program for?

You are eligible to apply to the program if you are an Israeli citizen, fluent in Hebrew and fall into one of the following categories:

  • MSc or PhD student in the department of science teaching
  • MSc or PhD student at FGS (provided that your research proposal has been approved and that your mentor has given you approval).
  • Postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute.
  • FGS alumnus or former postdoctoral fellow.


Language of Instruction

All courses in this program are given only in Hebrew.


Program Duration

The duration of the program is two years, including the apprenticeship (practicum).



The program includes 7 compulsory courses, each given once every other year and a practical apprenticeship. All courses are held on Thursdays.


Practical Apprenticeship

There is a practical apprenticeship (practicum) which lasts 180 hours, 90 which are in classrooms and the other 90 involve participation in a development project.



The program is free and does not provide a scholarship.


How to Apply

Application is open each year from February 1 through June 14.

To apply please fill out an online application form.

Additional Information

Additional details about the program may be obtained from Dr. Rachel Cohen, the academic coordinator of the program rachel.cohen@weizmann.ac.il, or from Prof. Boris Koichu, the head of the program.