Social Studies Education

MA, Educational Theatre, Grades K-12, and Teaching Social Studies, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification

Become an innovative educator, inspiring students to explore history through theatre techniques. Gain a solid foundation in social studies, history, and drama; learn pedagogical methods and strategies; and acquire hands-on experience through fieldwork and student teaching placements in New York City elementary and secondary schools. 

This dual-certification master's program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification.

What you'll learn
  • US and world history
  • World drama
  • Drama in education
  • Exploring social issues through drama

See the curriculum and requirements for this degree.

See detailed admissions instructions, requirements, and deadlines.  

How you'll learn

The curriculum for this master's degree combines coursework in core content, specialized core, and pedagogy with fieldwork and student teaching. You'll have the opportunity to focus your studies on a concentrated area, such as Applied Theatre, Drama Education, or Theatre for Young Audiences and Play Production. You will also complete two supervised student teaching placements in New York City elementary and secondary schools, honing your teaching techniques under the guidance of NYU faculty. 

For more information about this MA program, please contact

David Montgomery