Museum Education Programs
Bank Street College offers two Museum Education programs and a Leadership in Museum Education program. Find out which program is right for you below.
Museum Education: Childhood (Certification) or Museum Education (Non-Certification)
Museum Education: Childhood is right for you if you are interested in working as a museum educator, or as a certified classroom teacher in grades 1 through 6 who has specialized knowledge about museums. While you take courses that will provide you with Childhood Certification, your museum courses will complement these education courses by emphasizing the educational role and mission of museums and schools in a pluralistic society. You will become a teacher who deeply understands children, who can create exciting and responsive curricula, and who has strong skills in working with colleagues and families.
Museum Education (Non-Certification) is right for you if you plan to have a career as a museum educator but do not have an interest in becoming a classroom teacher. Your museum courses will emphasize the educational role and mission of museums and schools in a pluralistic society while your education courses will provide you with the necessary content and pedagogy about teaching and learning. You will become a museum educator who deeply understands children, who can create exciting and responsive curricula, and who has strong skills in working with colleagues and families.
Leadership in Museum Education
Leadership in Museum Education is for those currently working in a museum setting. This program prepares leaders for museums or other cultural institutions by providing intensive preparation in both museum management and museum education.