This program seeks to educate candidates to be exemplary theatre educators who can lead theatre classes at all levels (K-12), integrate theatre studies into the classroom and general school curriculum, and work with a diverse population of students in a variety of educational settings, including schools and community agencies. The program endeavors to prepare candidates 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 K-12)
- classroom teachers who desire to integrate theatre into their curriculum for content knowledge and literacy development
- teaching artists
- theatre resource personnel working out of professional theatres and arts institutes