B.S. in Educational Theatre with Teacher Certification in Theatre K-12
The goal of the new Undergraduate Certification Program in Educational Theatre, K-12, is to provide opportunities for students to explore ideas and concepts through drama strategies and theatre forms in the classroom or on stage. The undergraduate curriculum in Educational Theatre provides integrated course offerings in drama, dramatic literature and theatre, which are tied to the four New York State Learning Standards for the Arts. This integrated course of study enables graduates of this bachelor's degree to be initially certified as teachers of Theatre, K-12.
As well as providing a strong background in the Liberal Arts, students can follow a sequence of courses that allow them to specialize in one of the theatre arts, such as acting, directing, or stage design. Students will learn how to apply these arts in educational contexts, such as schools, community centers or theatres for young audiences.
Graduates of our Program are teachers of drama and theatre at preschools, elementary, middle and secondary schools. They hold positions in education departments in museums and art galleries. They are directors of drama and theatre for community centers, camp and recreation programs and religious organizations. The richness and diversity of course offerings in the Program result from the continuing development of Educational Theatre at New York University since 1965. Its continued growth since then reflects the recognition and expansion of this field of study nationally and internationally.
If you are interested in the B.S. in Educational Theatre with Teacher Certification in Theatre, K-12, please click here for more information about pathways of study and courses offered. Please also feel free to contact me with any questions or to receive more information in the mail.
- Compare Educational Theatre to a traditional theatre program here.
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I hope that you will consider joining us at New York University.
Professor Nan Smithner
Program in Educational Theatre
Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
82 Washington Square East, Pless Annex, Rm.223
New York NY 10003
Phone: 212 998 5250