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M.S. in Teaching: Theatre

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Theatre Education program offers the unique opportunity to pursue an initial New Jersey teaching certificate and a Master's degree simultaneously. If you are interested in teaching theatre in K-12 classrooms and have an undergraduate theatre degree, this program is tailored for you.

The M.S.T. program is a full-time program. The program cycle includes two summer sessions, a fall semester, and a spring semester. Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Theatre Education program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information about NJTOP, click here.

Curriculum
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The Rowan University Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) Theatre Education program requires the completion of 33 semester hours (s.h.), and is offered in hybrid format on the Glassboro or Camden, NJ campus.

The following courses make up the M.S. in Teaching: Theatre program.

  • 9 Courses / 33 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 33 S.H.
SMED 60550 Schools & Society: Foundations for Secondary Teaching 3
SMED 60552 Teaching Content in Diverse Classrooms 3
SMED 60553 Creating Supportive Middle and High School Learning Environments 3
SMED 60560 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment I 3
SMED 60561 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment II 3
SMED 60562 Clinical Practice I 3
SMED 60563 Clinical Practice II 9
READ 30520 Content Area Literacy 3
SELN 60577 Effective Inclusive Instruction in English, Social Studies, Theater, and World Language Classrooms 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Rowan Global Foundation Course Completion Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
    • A Bachelor’s degree in an Arts or Sciences discipline relevant to the area of prospective teacher certification is highly recommended or include 60 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences coursework
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Official Recommendation Form is required
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of official test results demonstrating passing scores on the Core
  • Academic Skills for Educators: Praxis Core Basic Skills Test (Reading, Writing, Math) and Praxis II: Theatre
  • Foundation Coursework Required (Undergraduate/prerequisite coursework required prior to admission)
    • Bachelor's degree should include at least 30 credits from an accredited, four year institution in a coherent sequence in the prospective content area, for which 12 credits must be at the junior, senior, or graduate level.
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Theatre Education

Career Outlook

Our M.S.T. is tailored for professionals who are interested in teaching the performing arts in a k-12 educational setting. In our program, you will hone your skills in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the theatre arts, while developing the educational tools that are necessary to teach drama to children of all ages.

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