HOUSTON, TX (March 10, 2008) – Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2008 Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers at Holocaust Museum Houston.

Twenty-five pre-service teacher educators will be selected to participate in the prestigious week-long fellowship program, scheduled for May 18-23, 2008.

The program introduces university students preparing for a career in teaching to the history and to the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides.

The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers, supported by The Warren Fellowship Fund, is developing a corps of educators who want to learn how to effectively teach about genocide and the Holocaust. The fellowship takes place at the Museum’s Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St., in Houston’s Museum District.

Participants will be selected by a faculty and Museum panel based on an application process that includes an essay about the importance of teaching the dangers of intolerance, prejudice and hatred to today’s students. Once accepted as fellows, participants attend a five-day, expense-paid summer institute designed to immerse the fellows in historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust. Eminent Holocaust and genocide scholars will provide historical and academic content and university faculty and Museum staff will provide pedagogical context.

During the week, fellows also will have the opportunity to meet and work with survivors of the Holocaust.

Students who plan to teach elementary, middle or secondary school subjects of history, social studies, English/language arts, speech, art and foreign language are encouraged to apply for the fellowship. Applications are available online at www.hmh.org and must be completed and returned by April 7, 2008. For more information, call 713-942-8000, ext. 123, or e-mail teachertraining@hmh.org.

The Warren Fellowship was developed by Holocaust Museum Houston with funding from survivor Naomi Warren and her family, through The Warren Fellowship Fund, to train future teachers on strategies and approaches for bringing Holocaust education into the classroom.