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.
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.
Gain initial teaching certification eligibility and learn pedagogical methods and drama strategies for the teaching of theatre, reading, writing, and language arts.
MA, Educational Theatre, Grades K–12, and Social Studies Education, Grades 7–12, Initial Certification
Acquire hands-on experience in New York schools, learn pedagogical methods, develop your foundation in social studies and drama, and prepare for teaching certification.
Prepare to work as a theatre artist and educator in arts organizations, private and community colleges, galleries, museums, and a range of cultural settings.
Prepare for roles such as principal, curriculum developer, and policy analyst in this practice-based doctorate with an emphasis on arts-based research methods.
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Telehealth Teamwork: Educational Theatre Students Act as Patients for Aspiring Health Practitioners Across Steinhardt
With the pandemic restricting in-person fieldwork and internship placements, Steinhardt programs came together to help each other's students gain the experiential skills needed to prepare to enter their respective fields.
Educational Theatre alumna Emily Kaczmarek works as a playwright, bookwriter, screenwriter, performer, and teacher.
"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."
A Verbatim Performance Lab project shows how body language can shape history.
Educational Theatre Production ‘Making Gay History: Before Stonewall’ Turns the Popular Podcast into a Play
A new production featuring oral histories of LGBTQ+ activism comes to the Provincetown Playhouse beginning February 28.