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About This Micro-Credential

A woman visitor in the historical museum looking at pictures

Whether you’re a student or museum professional, you can learn to create and implement educational programming in museums and historic sites.

Understand the underlying principles of education in museums, object and site interpretation, and current curriculum standards, and gain direct experience in creating effective programs for various groups, from kindergarten through adult.

The internship will take place with a partnering institution with professionals working in the field.

Learn How to Apply

Skills You Will Gain

Museum Education

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate orally and in written form.
  • Interpret objects and subjects.
  • Create and implement audience-targeted educational programs within a museum or other setting (including children in educational programs).

Required Courses

  • HIS 605 - Museum Education and Interpretation
  • EDMT 545 - Methodology & Pedagogy for Middle Grades and Secondary Social Studies

Choose one of the following:

  • HIS 596/696 - Museum Education Internship
  • HIS 592/692 - Independent Research

Offered in face-to-face format


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Brian Hackett
Museum Education, First semester offered: Spring 2019


Northern Kentucky University
Local: +1 (859) 572-5825