To earn an M.A. in Theatre Education, students must successfully complete seven required Drama courses and they may choose four elective courses from a selection of DRAMA and/or EDUCATION courses. See list of courses below.

Critical Studies Courses – Required

The following 7 DRAMA Courses are required: 

  • DR 507 Drama in Education, Part I
  • DR 526 Teaching Theatre
  • DR 542 Design Applications
  • DR 545 Production Design and Management
  • DR 603 Western Theatre and Culture I or DR 575 Asian Theatre
  • DR 651 Elements of Directing I
  • DR 951 Supervised Theatre Education Project

Drama/Education Electives

Students may choose any combination of 4 of the following DRAMA or EDUCATION courses:

DRAMA Courses

DR 509 - Drama in Education, Part II
DR 524 - Acting/Directing Workshop
DR 528 - Educational Theatre: Acting, Directing, and Producing
DR 532 - Audio Drama: Readers Theatre, Radio Drama, and Podcasts
DR 565 - Playwriting I
DR 575 - Theatre Topics III - Asian Theatre 
DR 601 - Introduction to Theatre 
DR 603 - Western Theatre and Culture
DR 604 - Dramatic Structures I
DR 606 - Theatre Theory
DR 607 - History of Drama and Theatre in Education
DR 610 - 20th Century Theatres
DR 624 - Theatre of the Oppressed
DR 762 - Adaptation
DR 931 - Field Studies in Theatre Education (Independent Study)
DR 983 - Dramaturgy
DR 984 - Seminar: Shakespeare in Theatre or another graduate (500+ level)

OR another graduate (500+ level) DR course chosen with recommendation of the advisor.

EDUCATION courses:

EDUC 522 - Race, Class, Gender, Disability - Education
EDUC 525 - Psychology of Learning .- Diverse Populations *(recommended for licensure)
EDUC 530 - Language and Literacy in Multicultural Contexts 
EDUC 531 - Literacy and Language Instruction for Diverse Readers
EDUC 554 - Instructional Design 
EDUC 581 - Educating Diverse Learners *(recommended for licensure)
EDUC 582 - Reading in the Content Areas *(recommended for licensure)
EDUC 586 - Curriculum & Methods in Adolescent Education *(recommended for licensure)
EDUC 637 - Curriculum and Program Evaluation
EDUC 639 - Human Growth and Development *(recommended for licensure)
EDUC 702 - Advanced Foundations of Education

OR another graduate (500+ level) EDUC course chosen with the recommendation of the advisor.