Museum Education (Non-Certification)
Starting in Fall 2021, our Museum Education offerings will be grouped as one program under a new name to accommodate the growing needs of our students—Learning and Engagement in Museums and Cultural Organizations. This new curriculum re-envisions Bank Street’s successful museum education and leadership programs to provide you with the professional preparation and expertise that will enable you to strengthen the capacity of our institutions to support a vibrant, diverse learning community.
Taken concurrently with coursework, supervised fieldwork is designed to foster the integration of theory and practice. Fieldwork is taken in the fall and spring semesters of a single academic year in either the first or second year of the program. You will:
- Student teach in the fall term, three days a week, in two different school settings
- Spring semester museum internship.
- Faculty support and supervision as you engage with children, and other adults in your fieldwork settings.
- Participate in a weekly seminar of 5-7 students
- Individual meetings with your advisor twice monthly
Your degree will provide you with a range of career opportunities:
- Many graduates chose to work in museum settings or community based organizations with an enriched approach to curriculum development embedded in their practice
- Employed at curriculum, exhibition, and/or media design firms.
- Independent and/or public school classroom head teaching