M.S. in Teaching: Theatre

M.S. in Teaching: Theatre

M.S. in Teaching: Theatre

The Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Theatre Education program offers the unique opportunity for students to pursue an initial New Jersey teaching certificate and a Master's degree simultaneously. The program is designed to prepare individuals who have undergraduate degrees to be certified K-12 Theatre teachers. Students whose undergraduate degree is in a professional or technical area may need to take as many as 30 additional credits in the desired content discipline necessary to meet certification requirements before being accepted into the program. Questions about appropriate undergraduate majors, academic sequences or pre-requisites should be directed to the program advisor. The Theatre Education program is designed for those with undergraduate theatre degrees who wish to teach theatre in K-12 classrooms. 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 including NJTOP tuition rates click here.



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
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
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
Total Program Semester Hours: 33

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action 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 indicating any missing items.

  • Note about Foundation Courses: The Bachelor's degree should include at least 30 credits from an accredited, four-year college or university in a coherent sequence in the prospective content area, or which 12 credits must be at the junior, senior, or graduate level.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • 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


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Teaching: Theatre program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer May 18 February 15