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.