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Holocaust & Genocide Education Certificate of Graduate Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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This program, the COGS in Holocaust and Genocide Education (HGE), will be the first of its kind nationally. It brings together deep content knowledge with a strong constructivist pedagogy in order to help students consider what Holocaust and Genocide Education might look like across diverse settings. This curriculum could potentially serve both teachers and professionals in public programming of historical topics.

This program will fill a much-needed gap in higher education. By helping educators have both a better grasp of Holocaust and genocide content, as well as a mastery of constructivist pedagogies, the COGS in HGE will break new ground. Additionally, this is an essential program, as New Jersey is one of eight states with a Holocaust and Genocide teaching mandate. NJ requires K-12 teachers to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides "at the earliest possible moment."

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The Holocaust and Genocide Education Certificate of Graduate Study program requires the completion of 12 semester hours (four courses). The following courses make up the Holocaust and Genocide Education Certificate of Graduate Study program.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements : No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
HGS 70507 Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Education 3
HGS 70537 Holocaust and Genocide Education Program Creation and Evaluation 3
HIST 05522 Colloquium in European History: History of the Holocaust 3
Elective Courses: 3 S.H.
HIST 05511 Colloquium In American History I 3
HIST 05522 Colloquium In European History I 3
HIST 05531 Colloquium In Global History I 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
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