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About the Program
The program prepare graduates to find their places at the cutting-edge of the interesting and varied field of museum education. Museum educators are helping their museums find new roles in fostering community, addressing social issues, and providing forums for multiple views and voices. Museum educators design and conduct programs for toddlers, families, policemen, doctors-in-training, parolees, those with dementia and more, and they facilitate lifelong learning by teaching visitors make their own connections and meanings. Museum educators serve on exhibition development teams, work with community groups, create in-museum and Internet learning resources, conduct in-person and distance learning programs, and direct departments and museums.
The Master of Arts (MA) in Museum Education is designed for those interested in pursuing careers in art, history, science, and children's museums. The two-year, eleven-course program is flexible enough to accommodate students' needs and interests. Each student takes five required museum studies courses, including a supervised museum internship, two required education courses, and four electives relating to the discipline of the student's area of interest.
The Certificate Program is designed for recent college graduates, career changers, and those who currently work in museums. Courses teach new skills and address current trends in the field. Students take four courses and an internship, and although this program does not lead to a master's degree, courses taken as a certificate student can be applied to the master's program in Museum Education if the student is admitted into the MA in Museum Education program.
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