Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education Initial Program - Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education degree is designed for those who are seeking a career teaching theatre to students in grades K-12. Completion of this program may lead to initial teacher licensure.

The theatre education degree is designed to train theatre educators and theatre practitioners by blending both the theory and the practice of theatre education/performance and its related fields. In addition to regular classroom studies, students are encouraged to take part in the University Theatre Series in various capacities including onstage and offstage disciplines, thus allowing them to explore the creative process from rehearsal to live performance. This global approach to theatre education training creates a graduate who is multi-faceted and prepared to succeed in today's marketplace.

All courses in the theatre degree are directly aligned with the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) principles. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories and research throughout the program. Assignments within many of the courses guide students through approximately 100 hours of observational and practice-based experiences, and the final semester of the program includes a full-time student teaching component. These educational settings must be state-certified environments and mentor teachers must be fully certified. Students and applicants are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) N/A $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) N/A $68,150
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate N/A N/A
Median Private Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
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  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
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On-campus program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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