At a Glance

Credit Hours 33
Location(s)
Main Campus
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
Entry Semester(s)
Summer
Admission Deadline(s)
 January 15Priority*
SUMMERMarch 1 
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Museum Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

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)

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.

 

Catie Drew

Master of Arts in Teaching - 1994
Museum Education
Drug Enforcement Administration Museum

Maggie Crawford

Master of Arts in Teaching - 2007
Museum Education
Newseum

Ranald Woodaman

Master of Arts in Teaching - 2006
Museum Education
Smithsonian Latino Center

Maria Bunch

Master of Arts in Teaching - 1979
Museum Education
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Greg Stevens

Master of Arts in Teaching - 2001
Museum Education
American Alliance of Museums

Jenny Wei

Master of Arts in Teaching - 2006
Museum Education
Coordinator, City of Palo Alto's Cultural Kaleidoscope Program

Schroeder Cherry

Master of Arts in Teaching - 1978
Museum Education
Adjunct Professor, Morgan State University Museum Studies Program

Shareen Dash

Master of Arts in Teaching - 2008
Museum Education
National Museum of African American History and Culture