July 14–18, 2013
Applications due February 8, 2013.
Download the application form.
The Museum Teacher Fellowship Program enables talented teachers to become leaders in Holocaust education, bringing the history and lessons of the Holocaust to new places and new audiences.
To see the impact this program can have, watch this short video on how Museum Teacher Fellows Drew Beiter and Mark Gudgel organized the Educators’ Institute for Human Rights, a three-day conference that provided Rwandan teachers with resources and strategies to use in their classrooms.
Established in 1996, the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program has developed a national corps of skilled educators to help lead the Museum’s efforts to ensure quality Holocaust education in secondary schools. To date, 294 teachers have become a part of the corps, working to:
Each year, the Museum designates up to 20 educators—from grades 7 through 12 and community college faculty—as new Museum Teacher Fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations.
Teacher Fellows participate in a five-day, all-expense paid summer institute at the Museum in Washington, DC, designed to immerse them in advanced historical and pedagogical issues. Following the summer institute, Teacher Fellows are expected to create and implement an outreach project in their schools, colleges, communities, or professional organizations. In July of the following year, they attend a follow-up program at the Museum to assess their efforts and to continue their study of the Holocaust with Museum staff and noted speakers.
The Museum welcomes applications from community college faculty and middle and high school teachers of history, social studies, foreign languages, English, and journalism. Librarians and instructional media specialists are encouraged to apply as well, and the Museum will also consider other content areas. Applicants must teach in United States schools and have taught the Holocaust for a minimum of five years.
To apply to the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program, please download and complete the application form and mail it to:
National Outreach for Teacher Initiatives
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Applications must be postmarked by February 8, 2013. The Museum will e-mail applicants the results by March 29, 2013.
Please direct any questions to Greta Stults, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or 202.488.0460.