EdD, Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities Program of Study

EdD, Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities Program of Study

The EdD is a professional doctorate with a commitment to Arts-Based Research and practice-led inquiry. Unlike the PhD, the Doctor of Education prepares the next generation of artist educators who are not solely interested in a conventional career in the Academy, but whose desired pathway is more aligned to qualitative investigations and work in the arts professions, schools and cultural institutions.

A total of 42 points beyond the master’s degree (depending on the student’s previous academic background) is required for the Ed.D. This includes general degree requirements in educational theatre to be selected in consultation with a doctoral adviser, according to the student’s area of interest and professional goals. Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 36 points in residence beyond the master’s degree.

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Upon completion of coursework, students must register for a one-point Collegium in performing arts education research each semester in order to maintain matriculation (MPAIA-GE 3400 Performing Arts Research Collegium).

Ed.D. students will develop a culminating study drawn from one or more of the programs’ specializations: Drama in Education, Applied Theatre, or Theatre for Young Audiences and Play Production. This might include dramatic work or other arts-based project, action research project, internship, and/or other applied theatre residency in lieu of a research-based dissertation. This will also require a formal proposal, faculty mentorship, and subsequent presentation and defense before a faculty committee.

Students should consult the Doctoral Policies published by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for additional information regarding doctoral study. Course substitutions for any of the general degree requirements must be approved by the academic advisor, the department chairperson, and the vice dean.

EDTC: Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities EdD Program of Study

Common Core

9 points

MPAET-GE 2077

Methods and Materials of Research in Educational Theatre

3

RESCH-GE 2140

Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry 3

MPAET-GE 2953

The Teaching Artist 3

Content Knowledge (Selected By Advisement)

6 points

MPAET-GE 2075

Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspectives

3

MPAET-GE 2076

Drama and Youth: Practical Implications

3

MPAET-GE 2106

Advanced Playwriting

3

MPAET-GE 2978

Applied Theatre Praxis

3

MPAET-GE 2982

Directing Youth Theatre Productions

3

AMLT-GE 2054

Organizational Theory II

3

AMLT-GE 3301

Educational Reform and Leadership in the New Economy

3

ASPP-GT 2006

Special Topics: Trauma and Creativity

4

ASPP-GT 2048

Imagination and Social Change

4

EDLED-GE 3005

Educational Policy Analysis

3

EDLED-GE 3015

Information Strategies for Education Policy and Practice

3

PERF-GT 2313

Culture of Social Performance: Performance of Everyday Life

4

PERF-GT 2407

Topics in Latin American Performance: Memory, Trauma and Performance

4

PERF-GT 2560

On Improvisation

4

PERF-GT 2602

Performance and the Law: Constituting the “Good Life”

4

PERF-GT 2647

Tokenism, Fetishism and Idolatry: Fetish in Performance

4

PERF-GT 2746

Drama, Theatre, and Performance: Embodiment and Performance

4

PERF-GT 4206

Performance Composition: Performance and Revolution

4

Methods of Inquiry (Selected By Advisement)

3 points

RESCH-GE 2135

Historical Research

3

RESCH-GE 2141

Case Study and Ethnographic Inquiry

3

RESCH-GE 2142

Interview and Observation

3

RESCH-GE 2143

Participatory Action Research

3

RESCH-GE 2147

Fieldwork: Data Collection

3

APSTA-GE 2001

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences I

3

APSTA-GE 2002

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences II

3

Practical Knowledge (Selected By Advisement)

12 points

The practical knowledge requirement includes graduate level courses that are designed to broaden students’ access to practical applications of educational theatre methodology. To this end, courses are considered practical when they (1) Provide workshop experiences; (2) Strongly rely on current scholarship from theatre education; and (3) Have wide applicability to common practices in the students’ specialization and profession.

Specialization Course Electives (Selected By Advisement)

9 points

Drama in Education

MPAET-GE 2030

Dramatic Activities in the Elementary Classroom

2

MPAET-GE 2031

Dramatic Activities in the High School

3

MPAET-GE 2065

Theory of Creative Drama

2

MPAET-GE 2069

Methods of Conducting Creative Drama

3

MPAET-GE 2955

Drama across the Curriculum

3

MPAET-GE 2960

Drama with Special Populations

3

MPAET-GE 2970

Exploring Shakespeare in the Classroom

1

MPAET-GE 2971

Teaching Literacy through Drama

1

MPAET-GE 2988

Assessment of Student Work in Drama

1

ENGED-GE 2540

The English Teacher as Reflective Practitioner

3

Applied Theatre

MPAET-GE 2101

Applied Theatre I

3

MPAET-GE 2102

Applied Theatre II

3

MPAET-GE 2400

Seminar in Applied Theatre Research

3

MPAET-GE 2965

Introduction to Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed

3

MPAET-GE 2966

Advanced Techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed

3

MPAET-GE 2976

Exploring Social Issues through Drama

1

MPAET-GE 2977

Understanding Diversity: Teaching Pluralism

3

MPAET-GE 2979

Creating Meaning through Community Drama

3

Theatre for Young Audiences and Play Production

MPAET-GE 2021

Development of Theatre

3

MPAET-GE 2075

Drama and Youth: Theoretical Perspectives

3

MPAET-GE 2076

Drama and Youth: Practical Implications

3

MPAET-GE 2091

Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism I

3

MPAET-GE 2106

Advanced Playwriting

3

MPAET-GE 2107

Learning through Youth Theatre I

3

MPAET-GE 2108

Learning through Youth Theatre II

3

MPAET-GE 2152

Theatre Practices: Problems in Play Production

3

MPAET-GE 2980

Creating Theatre with Young People I

1-6

MPAET-GE 2981

Creating Theatre with Young People II

1-6

MPAET-GE 2982

Directing Youth Theatre Productions

3

Culminating Study

3 points

MPAET-GE 3005

Doctoral Proposal Seminar

3

Students will develop a project drawn from one or more of the programs’ specializations: Drama in Education, Applied Theatre, or Theatre for Young Audiences and Play Production. This might include dramatic work or other arts-based project, action research project, internship, and/or other applied theatre residency in lieu of a research-based dissertation.

TOTAL

42 points*

 

*Prerequisites in theatreform competence are required, especially in theatre history, dramatic literature, acting and directing, and drama criticism. Applicants who have not taken courses in these area at the undergraduate or master’s level must take them before fulfilling the Specialization Course Electives requirement, even if it means that more than 42 points are required to complete this EdD program. Additional courses in theatreform in excess of those required for this degree may be selected by advisement.

Prerequisites

 

MPAET-GE 2021/2022

Development of Theatre I/II

3

MPAET-GE 2091

Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism I

3

MPAET-GE 2097

Advanced Directing

3

MPAET-GE 2099/2100

Styles of Acting and Directing I/II

3

MPAET-GE 2251

Acting: Scene Study

3

MPAET-GE 2252

Acting: Character Study

3

Assessment Grid for the EdD in Educational Theatre