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This certificate can be earned on a full-time or part-time basis.


To apply to the program, candidates must have first completed a major in theater or 33 semester hours distributed among the following areas:

Technical theater9
Cultural context and theater history3
Dramatic literature9
Total Credits33

Students who have completed ALL endorsements, including Praxis Core, are eligible for enrollment into the Graduate Certificate Program for Teaching Theatre PK-12. All Virginia requirements must be met to achieve licensure.


Students must earn a B- or higher in all coursework.

Banner Code: AR-CERG-THRP

Certificate Requirements (Licensure)

Total credits: 21


THR 548Advanced Foundations of Theater Education3
EDRD 501Literacy and Curriculum Integration, PK-123
EDUC 539Human Development and Learning PK-123
THR 549Advanced Elementary Theater Ed3
THR 550Advanced Secondary Education3
Six credits of6
Theater Education Internship 1
Total Credits21

Prior to internship, must pass: VCLA, technology & child abuse standards.