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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Museum Education Certificate

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The Museum Education Certificate capitalizes on Houston’s community needs and assets. The University of Houston (UH) and the Museum District are rich cultural resources for residents. By forming a partnership, these institutions can more fully serve the communities they share. Graduate students looking for engaging ways to expand their horizons will have opportunities to learn and teach in unique environments beyond the K-12 classroom.

Museum Education Certificate Goals:

  • Provide a unique set of experiences that expands understanding of museum pedagogy in the core disciplines of art, history, education, or the science
  • Link UH with the Houston Museum community to provide “real world” experience and expand professional networks and job opportunities
  • Activate understanding of community
  • Introduce models of non-profit, cultural, and other educational resources
  • Establish new career paths for students outside of traditional classroom settings that include museums, non-profit and cultural community organizations
  • Prepare educators to use museums as educational resources and/or work in an art, history, and/or science museum setting

For more information please view the Graduate Certificate in Museum Education webpage.

Admission Requirements

For details on the graduate application process, visit www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/how-to-apply/.

Applicant checklist:

Please note that with the ApplyWeb application, all documents are uploaded in the application and are to be received by the University no later than the deadline. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts (electronically or by mail) to the University’s Graduate School.

Certificate Requirements

Credit hours required for this certificate: 15.0

The 15 hour Museum Education Certificate program includes a series of three core courses (9 hours) followed by a 6 hour internship. Core courses provide the foundation of museum education and include the history, theory, practice and application of museum education principles. The internship will be at a Houston art, history, or science museum, aligns with the students’ area of interest, and is designed in collaboration with the host museum. Students are admitted in the fall term only and can complete their certificate by the end of following summer. Courses are taught by CUIN faculty in collaboration with museum partners.

Required Coursework

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