Creative Teaching through Drama Track
Consider the Creative Teaching through Drama Track of the MATE degree program if you are -- or want to be:
A Teacher of Arts-Integrated Classroom Drama Lessons
Add arts-integrated drama learning strategies to your teaching repertoire. Learn ways to actively and productively involve students in the study of other curriculum topics via drama while earning the Masters degree required by most school systems.
A Drama/Theatre Teaching Artist
Increase your effectiveness as an artist who delivers drama and theatre experiences in educational settings. The MATE coursework provides a solid grounding in the educational aspects of theatre and production, the use of drama as a learning method, and other educational issues and practices.
A Closer Look...
The program's curriculum concentrates on four related areas:
- creating a more complex understanding of how the drama can impact and enhance the curriculum in K-12 schools.
- developing practical skills for the directing of classroom plays or school assemblies
- using the techniques of dramatists (actors, directors, designers, playwrights) to enhance the learning process across the curriculum and in different educational settings,
- advancing the skills of the theatre teaching artist who works in educational settings to design and deliver effective educational drama experiences to students and teachers
The M.A. in Theatre Education requires the satisfactory completion of 33 course credit hours and passing a comprehensive exam.
The Head of the Program and the student’s adviser determine course choices in consultation with each student, keeping in mind his or her background and objectives. Each student must have a total of 30 credit hours of approved course work and complete a 3 credit supervised project (DR 951).
Requirements -- Creative Teaching through Drama Track
To earn an M.A. in Theatre Education, students must successfully complete seven courses in the Drama Department and two courses in the Department of Education. See list of courses below.
DR 603 Western Theatre and Culture I
DR 931 Field Studies in Theatre Education
DR 951 Supervised Theatre Education Project
Please note: All optional courses are chosen with discussion and recommendation of the student’s MATE advisor (who will discuss the options with the other MATE faculty when they meet prior or during the registration period).
DR 594 Independent Study
EDUC 637 Curriculum and Program Evaluation
EDUC 702 Advanced foundations of Education
The people that I have met and the classes that I have taken within the program have canged the course of my life for the short and long term. It has given me the confidence as an educator that I needed to become gainfully employed within the Public Charter School System.