What is Theatre Education?
In this program, you will learn how to teach theatre at various educational levels. The program begins with courses specific to the subject matter such as script analysis, performance, directing, design/tech, and stage management. In upper-level courses, the focus shifts to lesson planning, instructional techniques for communicating theatre, assessment and evaluation techniques, and supervision and discipline strategies. The final phase of the program is an on-site student teaching practicum.
Why should I consider majoring in Theatre Education?
If you have a passion for telling stories, and you like children, and young adults, then a career combining the two might be for you. Theatre teachers regularly transform the young lives of the students they interact with, teach highly desired 21st-century skills, and manage to put magic onstage several times a year. Should you possess the rare combination of heart, intellect, devotion, drive, and vision required by the difference-makers in this field, you can expect plentiful, amazing, and lifelong rewards as a theatre educator.
What interests and values are related to Theatre Education?
- Excellent Oral Communication Skills
- Creative Problem–Solving Abilities
- Time Budgeting Skills
- Promptness and Respect for Deadlines
- Adaptability and Flexibility
- The Ability to Work Under Pressure
- A Healthy Self-Image
- Acceptance of Disappointment--And Ability to Bounce Back
- The Ability to Learn Quickly--AND Correctly
What career fields are related to Theatre Education?
- School Administrator
- Educational Outreach & Audience Education
- Arts Administration & Management