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Educational Theatre

Join a community of passionate, supportive, and deeply committed scholars from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences as you study to become a theatre educator in New York City and beyond. You’ll work closely with faculty to create individually tailored programs of study focused on personal interests, theatrical disciplines, pedagogy, community-engaged approaches, and advances in field-specific research.

Bachelor of Science
Educational Theatre

Train for a career in cultural institutions, community organizations, schools, or prestigious professional theatre companies.


Master of Arts
Educational Theatre
Grades K–12, Initial Certification

Become eligible for New York State initial certification as a teacher of theatre, all grades (K–12), and teach in schools, cultural institutions, and more.


Master of Arts
Educational Theatre / English Education
Grades K–12 / Grades 7–12

Gain initial teaching certification eligibility and learn pedagogical methods and drama strategies for the teaching of theatre, reading, writing, and language arts.


Master of Arts
Educational Theatre / Social Studies Education
Grades K–12 / Grades 7–12

Acquire hands-on experience in New York schools, learn pedagogical methods, develop your foundation in social studies and drama, and prepare for teaching certification.


Master of Arts
Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities

Prepare to work as a theatre artist and educator in arts organizations, private and community colleges, galleries, museums, and a range of cultural settings.


Doctor of Education
Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities

Prepare for roles such as principal, curriculum developer, and policy analyst in this practice-based doctorate with an emphasis on arts-based research methods.


Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities

Conduct cutting-edge and innovative research that addresses the most pressing questions in the cultural and educational arenas of theatre.


Educational Theatre

Explore the transformative power of the theatre arts and learn more about a career as a theatre artist or educator in schools, cultural institutions, and more in this undergraduate minor.

Degree Details


David Montgomery

Program Director, Educational Theatre; Clinical Assistant Professor

Amy Cordileone

Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Theatre

Joe Salvatore

Clinical Professor of Educational Theatre; Vice Chair for Academic Affairs

Nancy Smithner

Clinical Professor of Educational Theatre

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NYU Steinhardt and Clinical Professor Joe Salvatore are pioneering a distinctive approach to educational theatre with the Verbatim Performance Lab.

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Educational Theatre alumna Emily Kaczmarek works as a playwright, bookwriter, screenwriter, performer, and teacher.

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