Certificate in Museum Education

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.1399
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9199

The certificate in museum education is specifically designed to prepare professionals directly or indirectly involved with learning in museum settings to meet the challenges of designing and evaluating learning in informal environments.

The coursework covers the necessary tools, experiences, and understanding necessary to design and implement public programs for diverse audiences in the museum environment. Students equipped with this certificate will pursue careers such as education administrators, managers, and exhibit researchers in various foundations, corporations, and associations such as museums, cultural centers, informal education institutions, human services agencies, non-governmental agencies, as well as US government agencies such as the Smithsonian Institution.

The program is a flexible, convenient part-time program and is enhanced by Drexel University’s partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Required Courses
MUSM 500Foundations of Informal Education in Museum Settings3.0
MUSM 504Current Research in Museum Design and Learning3.0
MUSM 505Evaluation of Learning in Museum Settings 3.0
MUSM 506Technology in Museum Education3.0
MUSM 508Meeting the Educational Needs of Diverse Museum Audiences 3.0
MUSM 510Designing and Evaluating Museum Tours: A Practicum 3.0
Total Credits18.0

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