Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project

"The Education Project”


Who We Are

The MSU Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project of the College of Education and Human Services offers resources and programs dedicated to eradicating racism and prejudice in order to create a healthier, better educated, and more just society.

This 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.

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, and ethnicity.

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

The Education Project

New Fall 2016!

MSU Human Rights Education Internship

The MSU Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project pleased to announce an undergraduate student internship in human rights education. This is a competitive internship—all applicants must apply and be accepted into the internship, which requires a 3 credit independent study. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside human rights education professionals, conduct a research project on a topic of their choice, and develop and deliver a human rights education lesson in a local public school. 

Human Rights Education Interns will:

  • Select a human rights education topic of their choice. For example: the Holocaust, black civil rights, Native American culture, women's history, LGBTQ equality, anti-Semitism, human trafficking, Syrian refugees...
  • Conduct guided academic research on this topic.
  • Create an original lesson plan for a K-12 audience.
  • Visit a local public school to teach your lesson plan.
  • Design and assemble a teaching kit to be presented to a local public school containing teaching materials like books and films related to each intern's area of expertise (funding provided by the Axelrod Family Award).
  • Assist with professional antiracist educational programming, including attending special events such as conference and films at MSU.
  • Get hands on experience designing and implementing human rights education.

To apply for the MSU Human Rights Education Internship:

  • Send a letter of application explaining your interest in human rights education, the topic you would like to study, an unofficial transcript, and the name and contact information of two professional references - preferably MSU faculty.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from July 1, 2016 - September 9, 2016 for the fall semester. Applying early improves your chance for being accepted, so apply today!

For further information or to apply to the human rights education internship, please contact Dr. Zoë Burkholder, Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project, at burkholderz@mail.montclair.edu.

Please view the Human Rights Education Internship Flyer for more information

Upcoming Human Rights Education Programs at MSU

Friday, October 28, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

MSU Workshop on Holocaust Education, "Echoes and Reflections," designed especially for future teachers.

Open to all MSU students in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs as well as their partner teachers in local public schools.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to meet a Holocaust survivor and get hands on training in how to design effective lessons from K-12 students.

Registration is required and space is extremely limited. Students must be accepted into a teacher education program at MSU or have approval from Dr. Zoë Burkholder, Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Project.

Please download our "Echoes and Reflections" flyer for more information.

Register for the event

Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Resources for Educators

The MSU Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Projects is pleased to offer education resources including books and films, available to the MSU community and the general public. These materials are available in our ADP Center for Teacher Education and Learning Technology. The ADP Center is located on the ground floor of University Hall. Parking is available for a fee in the Red Hawk Parking Deck on campus.

Please check out our full list of antiracist books and films.