Thomas Edison State College
the Student handbook '07 - '08 -
Thomas Edison State College degree, allows students to continue
learning in the Beis HaMedrash while earning college credits that
will count towards their degree.
is some information about Thomas Edison State College (TESC) in brief.
degree is awarded by Thomas Edison State College (www.tesc.edu)
Trenton, New Jersey, one of the leading providers of non-traditional
college learning in the USA and internationally.
TESC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher
www.msche.org, and therefore the degrees it awards are
recognised by the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC)
as being equivalent to a UK BA
www.naric.org.uk and the council for higher education in the
the TESC BA degree 120 credits need to be earned: 70 - 90
of the credits can be gained from the Judaic Studies coursework of
Maalot Whitefield. These courses are recommended for college credit
by the American Council on Education (ACE) and can be applied
towards a Thomas Edison State College Degree.
www.acenet.edu. The time taken will depend on the previous
qualifications of the student; an average time is 2 years.
remainder of the 120 credits can be earned either by receiving
credits for previous academic studies e.g. A or AS levels and/or by
taking exams in secular subjects. These exams are offered by CLEP, TECEP, DANTES
or NYU and administered on the Maalot Whitefield campus.
students will be awarded a degree in humanities, natural sciences or
social sciences. This degree can be used to progress on to a
masters programme at a British university
The Maalot system of earning an
American undergraduate degree through TESC and using credits from
Judaic studies has operated for 18 years through Neve Yerushalayim
Institutions in Jerusalem and its worldwide branches. In this
programme, Maalot Whitefield is also working as a branch of Neve.