The Catholic University of America

M.A. Program in Theatre Education

The Master of Arts in Theatre Education -- MATE -- degree program is the newest of five graduate theatre programs offered by the Department of Drama. The MATE degree program is the only one of its kind in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Designed to specifically to accommodate the schedules of working teachers, classes are offered evenings, and during summer semesters. OR complete the MATE program in 3 SUMMERS.


The MATE program has 2 different  tracks: 

Theatre Education Track

Choose this track if you are or want to be:

  • a high school theatre teacher
  • a middle school theatre teacher
  • an elmentary school theatre teacher
  • a director of educational theatre productions
  • a director of theatre education at a performing arts institution

Interested? Take a closer look...


Creative Teaching through Drama Track

Choose this track if you are or want to be:

  • a classroom teacher who wants to add arts-integrated drama learning strategies to your teaching repertoire to increase student engagement and comprehension
  • a teaching artist in search of an advanced degree that will increase the skills you bring to your education drama residencies

Interested? Take a closer look...


     Dr. Rosalind Flynn
     Head of the program



50% Tuition Discount

Employees of Catholic schools get 50% off tuition. Contact us for details at, or 202-319-5358.


Summer High School Drama Institute

Tell your students about our two week summer drama program. For juniors, seniors, and rising college freshman who are serious about studying drama.