Informal Education

Take your interest in teaching outside of the classroom with a Minor in Informal Education, offered through a partnership with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Department of Museum Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. The Minor in Informal Education prepares bachelor's level students for careers in museums, zoos, galleries, historical sites, parks and other cultural sites that offer educational experiences for visitors.

Courses offer exciting opportunities for students to learn curriculum development, teaching techniques, and the theory and practice behind visitor engagement. Students work with the Mayborn Museum Complex on Baylor's campus as well as additional Waco museums including the Dr Pepper Museum, Waco Mammoth Site National Monument, Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art, the Historic Waco Foundation and Cameron Park Zoo. Classes also interact with leaders from national sites, such as Mount Vernon and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History.

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