MA in Educational Theatre, All Grades, Initial Certification Program of Study

Admissions Requirements: In order to be admitted to this program, students must have earned a minimum of 30 points (or credits) in drama, theatre, dramatic literature or their equivalent. Students with fewer than 30 points in these areas at the time of their admission to the program will be required to take additional coursework in Educational Theatre. For more information, see the application guide page

Degree Requirements: 39-42 points determined through advisement, consisting of:

I. Content Core Foundation

15-18 points

Required:

MPAET-GE 2193

 

Drama in Education I

 

3

Art Form Specialization:

Through advisement, students complete electives in dramatic literature, acting, directing, playwriting, design, and community engagement. Examples of potential courses include, but are not limited to:

12-15

MPAET-GE 2005

Introduction to Theatre for Young Audiences

 

MPAET-GE 2017

Design for the Stage

 

MPAET-GE 2023

Images of Women in Theatre

 

MPAET-GE 2098

Advanced Directing

 

MPAET-GE 2099/2100

Styles of Acting and Directing I/II

 

MPAET-GE 2101/2102

Applied Theatre I/II

 

MPAET-GE 2103

World Drama

 

MPAET-GE 2105

Beginning Playwriting

 

MPAET-GE 2113

Physical Theatre Improvisation

 

MPAET-GE 2114

Creating Ethnodrama: Theory & Practice

 

MPAET-GE 2115

The Ethnoactor & Verbatim Performance

 

MPAET-GE 2143

Stage Lighting

 

MPAET-GE 2171

Shakespeare’s Theatre I

 

MPAET-GE 2252

Acting: Character Study

 

MPAET-GE 2255

Acting: Pedagogy, Technique, and Performance

 

MPAET-GE 2978

Applied Theatre Praxis

 

II. General Pedagogical Core

6 points

TCHL-GE 2010

Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III (15 hours fieldwork)

3

MPAIA-GE 2010

Human Development / Education in the Arts (15 hours fieldwork)

3

TCHL-GE 2999

Social Responsibilities of Teachers: Drug and Alcohol Education, Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/ DASA

0

III. Specialized Pedagogical Core

12 points

MPAET-GE 2030

Dramatic Activities in the Elementary Classroom (15 hours fieldwork)

2

MPAET-GE 2031

Dramatic Activities in the High School Classroom (15 hours fieldwork)

3

MPAET-GE 2960

Drama with Special Populations

3

MPAET-GE 2977

Understanding Diversity / Teaching Pluralism Through Theatre

3

MPAET-GE 2988

Assessment of Student Work in Drama

1

IV. Student Teaching

6 points

MPAET-GE 2134

Seminar & Field Experience in Teaching in Elementary/Drama/Theatre Classroom

3

MPAET-GE 2174

Student Teaching in the Secondary English/Drama Classroom

3

Additional Requirements for the Masters Degree:
  1. All students are required to complete a Culminating Experience, consisting of a curriculum project informed by the student’s experience in the student teaching practicum.
  2. In accordance with New York State regulations, all points used toward graduation for the master's degree must be at the .2000-level.
Additional Requirements to be recommended for New York State Teaching Certification in Theatre, All grades, Pre-K-12:
  1. One semester of a foreign language at the college level (American Sign Language is permitted).
  2. Students must successfully complete the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations. Scores must be submitted to the State Education Department before it will consider issuing a certificate to teach in the public schools of New York State.
  3. Students must complete 100 hours of fieldwork in approved educational settings prior to student teaching.