NY State Program Code: 35679
HEGIS CODE: 0899.00
CIP Code: 50.0501
We offer two Master of Arts in Educational Theatre programs. The M.A. in Educational Theatre, P-12 is a teacher certification program designed to address the needs of performers who are interested in earning NYS certification in theatre P-12. We also offer the M.A. in Educational Theatre, non-certification, designed to nurture creative individuals of diverse academic backgrounds who would like to engage in an integrated approach to learning through the arts across the lifespan and within various educational settings.
Both programs offer a deeply experiential curriculum that brings learning alive and addresses the potential of the arts to address the needs of all learners. The program offers opportunities to explore collaborations within our thriving campus arts community and within the greater New York metropolitan region as well as offering interdisciplinary arts workshops, summer intensives, and online learning opportunities.
The M.A. in Educational Theatre, P-12 is 37 credits and culminates with a student teaching semester taken at the end of the program. Applicants for this program must have successfully completed an undergraduate major in theatre or the equivalent.
The 33 credit non-certification program in Educational Theatre offers similar coursework to the certification program (with a core of educational theatre, arts education courses, and individualized electives), but does not require the final student teaching semester. The non-certification program is open to all interested graduate candidates, regardless of prior study, and is particularly suited for interdisciplinary artists of all domains: actors, dancers, poets, playwrights, musicians, other performers, and visual artists.
New York State Teacher Certification
Students in the certification program may need to make up undergraduate deficiencies in liberal arts courses required for teacher certification in New York State. Additionally students in programs leading to NYS teacher certification in theatre must take and pass several required New York State Teacher Certification Examinations including the Content Specialty Test (CST) in Theatre, the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) in Performing Arts, the Educating All Students Test (EAS), and the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST). Updated test information and other details of certification program procedures can be found at the following website: http://auadvisement-rsasoe.wikispaces.com/Welcome