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July 29, 2020

Call for applications: Learning and Engagement in Museums and Cultural Organizations

Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Museum Education students with Radiah Harper. View of Kerry James Marshall, Met Breuer 2017.

Bank Street seeks applications for the fall 2021 launch of our blended Museum Studies: Learning and Engagement in Museums and Cultural Organizations degree program.

This program will prepare you 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'll 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.

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

Program is pending New York State approval.

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