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Educational Theatre, P-12 (Certification), M.A.

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NY State Program Code: 35679
HEGIS CODE: 0899.00
CIP Code: 13.1324

(36 Credits)

Diane Caracciolo, Associate Professor, Program Advisor
Alumnae Hall, Room 115A
p - (516) 877-4099
f - (516) 877-4097
e - caraccio@adelphi.edu

FULLY ONLINE: Our three programs in Educational Theatre are fully online and freed from the constraints of traditional schedules and formats. The online learning communities we create are lively, meaningful, and deeply personal spaces to explore creativity and the arts supported by a university that has a long history of championing the arts as part of a rich and deeply human education.

INTEGRATED AND NON-TRADITIONAL:  Our courses are designed with a multi-arts approach that integrates creative writing, storytelling, movement, performance, and visual arts, and views traditional educational subjects such as literacy, special education, foundations, and psychology through a decidedly arts-based lens.

INNOVATIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL: Our core courses in Educational Theatre cultivate an experiential, exploratory approach to learning deepened by the Michael Chekhov system of mind-body awareness.

We offer two fully online Master of Arts programs and a fully online post-graduate Advanced Certificate. The MA in Educational Theatre P-12 is a teacher certification program designed to address the needs of theatre majors who are interested in earning NYS certification in theatre P-12.  We also offer an MA in Educational Theatre, Storytelling and the Arts, non-certification, designed to nurture educators without a theatre major who would like to learn how to integrate dramatic play and other arts into their teaching practice. For students who already hold a masters degree, we offer an advanced certificate leading to NYS certification in Theatre, P-12.

The MA in Educational Theatre P-12 is 36 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, Storytelling and the Arts offers a rich array of multi-disciplinary courses in arts education, with a focus on creative dramatics and storytelling. The non-certification program is open to all interested graduate candidates, regardless of prior study, and can meet the needs of already certified English teachers seeking a masters degree in a related area. The Advanced Certificate Program requires 30 credits in theatre, undergraduate or graduate, and offers the student a program individually tailored to fulfill certification requirements in NYS, which ranges from 15-30 credits depending on the student’s prior study in education.

Students in the programs leading to certification  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 the required New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE), including the Educating All StudentsTest (EAS), Content Specialty Test (CST) in Theatre and the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment). 

Requirements for Educational Theatre, P-12 (Certification), M.A.

Additional Requirements for Program Completion/State Certification

  • Satisfactory completion of Content Core Requirements and General Education courses, including a foreign language
  • Maintenance of 3.0 GPA in all program coursework
  • All teacher certification candidates must take and pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) required for their particular area of certification which includes the Educating All Students Test (EAS) and the Content Specialty Test (CST) in Theatre and the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment in Education).

Additional Graduation Requirements - D A S A Training

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