Holocaust Education Graduate Certificate

Education about the Holocaust, both as an historical event and its ongoing ramifications for contemporary society, is a national priority requiring nuanced training for educators around the country. 

Display from a Holocaust exhibition
“Forget-Me-Not” display, a TU exhibit on Holocaust children.

This 13-credit graduate certificate program provides you with the knowledge and tools to teach and understand the importance of the Holocaust to modern society. The program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the Holocaust, its history, and current relevance to society. It prepares students to teach and discuss the Holocaust with peers, teachers, community organizers, colleagues, and professionals of all levels and settings.

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Holocaust Education?

The program will especially benefit professionals who need to enhance their knowledge and skills related to educating, advocating and teaching in private and public schools, youth programs, communal and health organizations and faith-based communities. Courses integrate classical and contemporary Jewish studies with Holocaust pedagogies and methodologies of teaching about the Holocaust. All courses are selected in consultation with the program director.

Edith Mayer Cord
Holocaust survivor Edith Cord with TU students.

Faculty members include prominent scholars and educators with credentials in key areas of Liberal Arts including Jewish studies and Jewish education. Faculty research and publications cover Jewish thought, rabbinic thought and literature, American, modern, and ancient Jewish history, European Jewish history, Holocaust education, experiential learning and formal and informal Jewish education.

Admission and Degree Requirements

View admission requirements and deadlines to apply to the program. View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Ideal for Working Professionals

The program’s flexibility makes it ideal to accommodate the demands of a working professional’s schedule. The certificate may be earned as a stand-alone if you do not wish to pursue a master's degree.

The curriculum design is also intended to work with existing master’s degree programs. Many graduate programs that offer up to nine units of electives can integrate this graduate certificate.

Why Towson University?

  • Towson is only one of handful higher education institutions nationwide that offers a certificate in Holocaust education. 
  • Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
  • Students affiliate with the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, located in Towson’s College of Liberal Arts, and is dedicated to advancing knowledge through a range of programs and scholarship to support students.
  • Towson is ideally located just minutes from Baltimore City, Pikesville, Owings Mills and an hour from Washington, D.C. Students seeking internship and employment opportunities benefit from a vast local network of communal organizations, non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations, community centers and a variety of private and public schools.

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Program Director

Hana Bor
Hana Bor, Ph.D.
College of Liberal Arts
Room 2235 
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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