July 22, 2020

Learning and Engagement in Museums and Cultural Organizations program launches fall 2021

Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Alumni with Laura B. Roberts, Clyfford Still Museum. Courtesy Bank Street. 

Bank Street is pleased to announce the fall 2021 launch of our blended Learning and Engagement in Museums and Cultural Organizations degree program.

This program and 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.

You'll have the opportunity to prepare for new and exciting professional opportunities to help organizations strengthen civil society through innovative programming, educational resources, community engagement initiatives, and visitor programs for a diversity of people, including both children and adults. The program introduces you to the field and its many dimensions, advances your professional and educational practice, and builds your capacity to make change happen, both at an institution and within our communities.

This is a 36-credit, blended program that culminates in a Masters in Science in Education. Coursework is done mostly online, complemented by five short, face-to-face weekend meetings in each of the two years, plus one weeklong summer session. During the face-to-face meetings, we visit organizations, observe programs, hold small workshops, and meet with professionals at their worksites.

This new program will prepare you to work as an educator or public programmer who designs and implements a variety of learning and community engagement programs for cultural and non-profit organizations with educational missions. The range of organizations include art, history, nature, science, and children’s museums, historic sites, gardens, parks, performing arts centers, zoos, aquariums, libraries, and community centers, among others.

Interested in learning more about this program? Reach out to:
Brian Hogarth, Director, Museum Education Programs, at bhogarth [​at​] or
Stephen Ostendorff, Director, Graduate Admissions, at gradadmissions [​at​]

Leadership in Museum Education program: fall 2020
Are you ready to start your graduate program sooner? Our Leadership in Museum Education program is accepting applications to start class online this fall (2020). This program provides students with the opportunity for exceptionally unique experiences in world-renowned cultural institutions of all kinds. Focusing on everything from learning environments, to development, diversity, collaboration, and exhibition planning, you'll also learn about missions and strategies, organizational theory, visitor research, marketing, development and finances. Contact Stephen Ostendorff, Director of Graduate Admissions, at gradadmissions [​at​] for more information. You can find out more about the admissions process and financial aid on our Admissions and Aid page.

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