At a Glance
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
The George Washington University developed its master of arts in teaching in museum education in consultation with the museum community. The interdisciplinary curriculum balances academic study with carefully supervised fieldwork, preparing practitioners with the range of knowledge and competencies requisite to leading the profession.
Degree candidates engage with world-class institutions to build their portfolios as advocates for museum accessibility and accountability. A strong network of alumni advances the program's efforts to fulfill its public service mission, contributing to the formulation of sound policy and best practices through professional activism.
Museum Education Program Funding Opportunities
Museum Education Program degree candidates may be eligible for MEP financial assistance. A degree candidate will receive no more than one Museum Education Program honor listed below.
Marcella Brenner Museum Education Scholarship Fund (one of approximately $5,000)
- In order to be considered, applicants must follow the guidelines and complete the application by January 15.
- Disbursed during the academic year.
- Recipient determined as part of the MEP admissions process.
Marcella Brenner Museum Education Award (approximately $2,000)
- One monetary award, disbursed during the spring semester; every degree candidate is eligible to apply.
- Short application available online to all students by fall semester; due in September, with award announced in December and disbursed in February.
- Based on merit, judged by a review board (dean, departmental chair, director, and faculty representative).
Rossetta A. and Sadie B. Feldman Museum Education Fellows (approximately $2,000)
- A monetary award given at the beginning Summer II; every degree candidate is eligible to apply.
- Short application available online by fall semester; due in January, with award announced in March and disbursed in May.
- Based on merit, judged by a review board (departmental chair and director), with particular emphasis on class leadership and support, as well as contributions to the field.
Doris and Sam Buchalter Museum Education Prize (approximately $1,000)
- One monetary award, with notification in the spring, disbursed in June.
- No application process; all degree candidates are eligible for consideration—selection by director with faculty advisement.
- Conferred in keeping with the honorees' "love of learning and teaching."
In accordance with GSEHD stipulations, Museum Education Program degree candidates cannot receive endowment monies in addition to GSEHD Partial Tuition Support.