Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project

The Education Project
"The Education Project”

Who We Are

Announcing the new Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project of the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University.

The Education Project brings together MSU’s outstanding faculty, renowned teacher education program, and the cutting edge technology of the ADP Center to offer antiracist teacher training and professional development including online teaching kits and in-person professional development workshops.

Our goal is to connect the local history, politics, and culture of New Jersey to global human rights education including historical subjects like the Holocaust and contemporary instances of injustice based on race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ethnicity.

The Education Project is a collaborative project of MSU and the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education.

Upcoming Events


Friday, October 24th at 9:00am – 1:00pm in 1010 University Hall

Please join us at our first conference, “Global Perspectives on Teaching Holocaust and Genocide,” on Friday October 24th from 9am-1pm at Montclair State University. The conference is free and open to the public, but requires advance registration.

Participants will meet survivors of global genocide and discuss teaching strategies with local teachers and academics.

This conference offers professional development credits for New Jersey public school teachers and letter of participation for MSU teacher education students.

Download the flyer here: Global Perspectives on Teaching Holocaust and Genocide Conference

Register for the conference here: http://education.state.nj.us/events/


Monday, November 10th at 3:00pm-6:30pm Cohen Lounge in Dickson Hall

Please join us for a screening of the film “The Monuments Men” followed by discussion with Mr. Harry Ettlinger, a New Jersey native and one of the original Monuments Men charged with recovering stolen art from the Nazis during World War II.

This event is free and open to the MSU community and invited guests, but advance registration is required at https://surveymonkey.com/s/L8RDF9X


MSU Student Internships

The Education Project is accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate student internships in human rights education in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. This is an unpaid internship that offers up to three credits for an independent study. Interns will have the opportunity to help with conference planning, develop anti-racist teaching kits, and research and report on an aspect of human rights education of interest to individual students. Interns must be enrolled in a degree program at MSU. Applications should include a letter of intent outlining the area of human rights education of interest to the student, an unofficial transcript, and the name and contact information of two professional references.

For further questions or to apply for an internship, please contact the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project Director Dr. Zoë Burkholder at burkholderz@mail.montclair.edu