Common Core State Standards: Many Paths to Museum Educational Competency

Presenter(s): 

Alexa Beaman, Museum Studies Graduate Student, University of San Francisco

Track: 

  • Visitor Experience

This research examines how museum educational programming can adhere to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in order to facilitate schools’ visits to museums. Methodology includes interviews with education professionals and analysis of scholarly articles, case studies, and books. Also discussed are the standard’s principal goals and implications, and evaluate how they impact museum educational programming. This study compares the objectives and procedures of the de Young Museum’s Get Smart with Art program and the Walt Disney Family Museum’s School Experiences to those of the CCSS in order to assess how each program can comply with the standards.

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