Educational Theatre (Pre-K - Grade 12), Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed)

The program endeavors to prepare graduate students to do work that both enriches participants’ lives and provides them with the skills necessary to realize performances. The program will provide students with the training, knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful as: theatre classroom teachers (grades PreK-12), classroom teachers who desire to integrate theatre into their curriculum for content knowledge and literacy development, teaching artists and theatre resource personnel working out of professional theatres and cultural arts institutes.

Initial Certification Program

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7700ADrama in Education

3

EDCE 7600CFluent to Experienced Literacy

3

EDCE 7601AArtistic Lab II

0

EDCE 3600CTheatre/Performance For Young Audiences K - 12

3

EDCE 4500CFundamentals of Teaching Technical Theatre

EDCE 7800AExploring the History of Theatre

3

EDCE 7100AUrban Schools in a Diverse Society

EDCE 3100FCurriculum Development in Educational Theatre

EDCE 7400CTeaching Literacy Through Drama

3

EDUC 1900GWorkshops on Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), and Other Professional Topics

0

EDCE 2206IContent Research Seminar in Educational Theatre

2

EDCE 2900ISeminar in Educational Research II

2

EDCE 7201GStudent/Supervised Teaching in the Arts P-6

2

EDCE 7202GStudent/Supervised Teaching in the Arts 7-12

2

EDCE 7204GSeminar in Teaching in the Arts P-6

1

EDCE 7205GSeminar in Teaching in the Arts 7-12

1

EDCE 4400CArts Integration: Theatre and Related Arts in the Curriculum

3

EDCE 7700A: must be taken during the first semester of enrollment in program coursework.
EDCE 7600A: must be taken in conjunction with Drama in Education.
EDCE 7601A: must be taken in conjunction with EDCE 2900I.

Choose One Applied Theatre Course

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7500FSpecial Topics in Educational Theatre

1

EDCE 4600CApplied Theatre

3

EDCE 7600FConflict Resolution Through Theatre

EDCE 7900ADevising Theatre K-12

3

EDCE 4100FDvlpng Art Crrclm Ntrd Sttngs

3

Choose One Human Development and Learning Course

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 7200APsychology of Learning and Teaching

3

EDUC 7300AChild Development

3

EDUC 7500AAdolescent Learning and Development

3

EDUC 2100KDevlp Adj Early Ch

3

Choose One Disabilities Course

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 4500KInclusive Practices for the Arts

3

SPED 5000KIntroduction to Inclusive Education

3

Total Credit Hours: 37-46

Initial Certification Program for Candidates Certified in Another Area

This program is for graduate students who hold initial teacher certification in a subject area other than Theatre. This sequence of courses will lead to professional certification in the area of their initial certification, and initial certification in Theatre.

Choose One Combination of Two Student Teaching Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7201GStudent/Supervised Teaching in the Arts P-6

2

AND

EDCE 7204GSeminar in Teaching in the Arts P-6

1

OR

EDCE 7202GStudent/Supervised Teaching in the Arts 7-12

2

AND

EDCE 7205GSeminar in Teaching in the Arts 7-12

1

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7700ADrama in Education

3

EDCE 7600AArtistic Lab I

0

EDCE 7601AArtistic Lab II

0

EDCE 3600CTheatre/Performance For Young Audiences K - 12

3

EDCE 3700CFundamentals of Teaching Theatre

3

EDCE 4500CFundamentals of Teaching Technical Theatre

EDCE 7800AExploring the History of Theatre

3

EDCE 3100FCurriculum Development in Educational Theatre

EDCE 2206IContent Research Seminar in Educational Theatre

2

EDCE 2900ISeminar in Educational Research II

2

EDCE 4400CArts Integration: Theatre and Related Arts in the Curriculum

3

EDCE 7700A: must be taken during the first semester of enrollment in program coursework.
EDCE 7600A: must be taken in conjunction with Drama in Education.
EDCE 7601A: must be taken in conjunction with EDCE 2900I.

Choose Two Applied Theatre Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7500FSpecial Topics in Educational Theatre

1

EDCE 4600CApplied Theatre

3

EDCE 7600FConflict Resolution Through Theatre

EDCE 7900ADevising Theatre K-12

3

EDCE 4100FDvlpng Art Crrclm Ntrd Sttngs

3

EDCE 4500KInclusive Practices for the Arts

3

SPED 5000KIntroduction to Inclusive Education

3

EDCE 7400CTeaching Literacy Through Drama

3

EDCE 4500K, SPED 5000K: Candidates without a comparable Special Education course from their previous certification must select either EDCE 4500K or SPED 5000K in this category to fulfill state requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 34

Professional Certification Program

This program is for graduate students who hold initial certification in Theatre and have three years teaching experience. This sequence of courses will provide requisite advanced coursework in Educational Theatre and all requisite content pedagogy courses for professional certification.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7700ADrama in Education

3

EDCE 7600AArtistic Lab I

0

EDCE 7601AArtistic Lab II

0

EDCE 3600CTheatre/Performance For Young Audiences K - 12

3

EDCE 7203GCapstone Field Experience in Educational Theatre

3

EDCE 2206IContent Research Seminar in Educational Theatre

2

EDCE 2900ISeminar in Educational Research II

2

EDCE 4400CArts Integration: Theatre and Related Arts in the Curriculum

3

EDCE 7700A: must be taken during the first semester of enrollment in program coursework.
EDCE 7600A: must be taken in conjunction with Drama in Education.
EDCE 7601A: must be taken in conjunction with EDCE 2900I.

Choose One Production Course

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 3700CFundamentals of Teaching Theatre

3

EDCE 4500CFundamentals of Teaching Technical Theatre

EDCE 7800AExploring the History of Theatre

3

Choose Three Applied Theatre Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7500FSpecial Topics in Educational Theatre

1

EDCE 4600CApplied Theatre

3

EDCE 7600FConflict Resolution Through Theatre

EDCE 4500KInclusive Practices for the Arts

3

EDCE 7400CTeaching Literacy Through Drama

3

EDCE 7800AExploring the History of Theatre

3

Total Credit Hours: 31

Non-Certification Program

This program is for graduate students who do not wish to obtain certification in Theatre. This sequence of courses will provide advanced coursework in Educational Theatre and all requisite content pedagogy courses for a master's level program. Students in this program will be prepared to work as teaching artists, in higher education, after school programs, community -based organizations, or other related arts field and non-profit organizations.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7700ADrama in Education

3

EDCE 7600AArtistic Lab I

0

EDCE 7601AArtistic Lab II

0

EDCE 3600CTheatre/Performance For Young Audiences K - 12

3

EDCE 4100FDvlpng Art Crrclm Ntrd Sttngs

3

EDCE 2206IContent Research Seminar in Educational Theatre

2

EDCE 2900ISeminar in Educational Research II

2

EDCE 4500KInclusive Practices for the Arts

3

EDCE 7203GCapstone Field Experience in Educational Theatre

3

EDCE 4400CArts Integration: Theatre and Related Arts in the Curriculum

3

EDCE 7700A: Required to take First Semester of Coursework.
EDCE 7600A: must be taken in conjunction with Drama in Education.
EDCE 7601A: must be taken in conjunction with 7204G.

Choose one Production Course

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 3700CFundamentals of Teaching Theatre

3

EDCE 7900ADevising Theatre K-12

3

EDCE 4500CFundamentals of Teaching Technical Theatre

Choose one of the following

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7500FSpecial Topics in Educational Theatre

1

EDCE 4600CApplied Theatre

3

EDCE 7600FConflict Resolution Through Theatre

Choose two electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
Elective

3

Elective

3

Total Credit Hours: 34