Theater Arts Education, M.A.

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Designed for either current teachers or career changers who have a liberal arts degree or a formal background in theater and performance arts, the Theater Arts and Drama Education degree will develop your expertise in curriculum and instruction and prepare you to lead a school’s theater and drama program. The curriculum will enable you to inspire students to design and enact creative public performance arts that build essential life skills such as social and emotional wellbeing, spur social activism for local change, and create more inclusive and vibrant communities. An interdisciplinary curriculum in education and a mixture of online and practicum experiences in local schools near you provide comprehensive preparation for career changers looking to become a teacher online.

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Robert Schulze

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Why Get a Master’s in Theater Arts Education at Vermont State?

  • High Demand: Teachers are in high demand in Vermont and across the country. 
  • High Impact: At Vermont State you’ll develop knowledge and skills that will enable you to have an immediate impact on your schools and students. 
  • Practical Experience: Our courses are designed to immerse you in the field so you can gain practical experience. 
  • Strengths-Based Focus: Guide your students to develop wellbeing and empathy through the strengths-based and inclusive approach to learning taught at Vermont State. 
  • Flexible Scheduling: Participants may complete the licensure portion of the program first in order to seek a teaching position, then complete the remaining coursework for the master’s degree over time. Our Placement Office will help you locate a local school for practicum and internship experiences. 

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Sample Courses

  • Implementing Content-Specific Methods in a Secondary Classroom
  • Characteristics & Development of Diverse Learners
  • Critical & Cultural Perspectives in Education
  • Unified Arts Education Internship: Student Teaching

Meet Our Faculty

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Monica McEnerny

Associate Professor

  • Castleton Campus

Dean, Graduate Programs

  • Johnson Campus

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Faculty

  • Johnson Campus

Associate Professor

  • Johnson Campus

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Professor

  • Castleton Campus

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Department Chair/Licensure Officer

  • Lyndon Campus

Professor

  • Castleton Campus

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