The Teaching Theater PK–12 Graduate Certificate is a pre-service program that prepares students for Theatre Arts licensure by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In conjunction with the College of Education and Human Development, the Certificate curriculum consists of graduate-level Theater and Education courses, field experience observation and pre-service teaching internship.
This certificate can be earned on a full-time or part-time basis.
This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
To apply to the program, candidates must have first completed a major in theater or 33 semester hours distributed among the following areas:
|Cultural context and theater history||3|
Students who have completed ALL endorsements and submitted a Praxis Core Math, SAT or ACT score are eligible for enrollment into the Graduate Certificate Program for Teaching Theatre PK-12. All Virginia requirements must be met to apply for state licensure.
Students must earn a B- or higher in all coursework.
Certificate Requirements (Licensure)
Total credits: 21
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
|THR 548||Advanced Foundations of Theater Education||3|
|EDRD 501||Literacy and Curriculum Integration, PK-12||3|
|EDUC 511||Child and Adolescent Development in Global Contexts||3|
|THR 549||Advanced Elementary Theater Ed||3|
|THR 550||Advanced Secondary Education||3|
|Six credits of||6|
|Theater Education Internship 1|
|CVPA 600||CVPA Graduate ProSeminar 2||0|
Prior to internship, must pass: VCLA, technology & child abuse standards.
Must be taken within the student's first two semesters.