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Museum Education and Administration Specialization

The Museum Education and Administration graduate specialization is available to students enrolled in the MA in Art Education, the MA in Arts Policy and Administration, and the Arts Administration, Education and Policy PhD programs.

The goal of the Museum Education and Administration specialization is to prepare individuals to educate learners in dynamic 21st century arts institutions by developing pedagogical practices, grounded in theory, that are socially responsive, community centered, and critically aware. 

Students who earn this specialization will be well prepared to:

  • Recognize the historical, educational, social, and theoretical underpinnings that shape museums as cultural institutions;
  • Connect objects, themes, and ideas from museum collections to their communities, educators, and students;
  • Engage audiences from a spectrum of ages, abilities, and backgrounds in museum environments;
  • Become socially responsive leaders and scholars in the rapidly changing fields of art museum education and museology

Candidates for the Museum Education and Administration specialization should have competency in art history, a commitment to engaging diverse public audiences, a passion for visual art, and the potential to become a strong leader.

Completion of the specialization is recognized with a transcript designation on the Ohio State transcript.