Theater Education 4+1 Program

The Theater Education 4+1 Program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, with a focus on Theater Education, a Masters of Education degree, a super-minor in English, certification to teach in secondary schools in Pennsylvania, and perform a semester of student teaching in a high school setting. The 4+1 allows students to begin taking graduate level courses in their junior and senior year leaving only 19 credit hours of graduate work in the final year after earning the BA in Theater.

The program prepares students for professional careers in theater education and outreach. These promising educators are budding artists who are drawn to the academic setting, children's theater, and educational programs of theaters across the country in an capacity to reach people of all ages as teaching artists; collaborate with youth theater organizations across the country; teach in middle and high schools; manage arts programs at recreation centers, camps or private schools; and many other occupations available to motivated theater artists.

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Those interested in the Theater Education 4+1 Program or the undergraduate concentration should contact Professor Matthew Miller, Head of Theater Education (

Theater Education 4+1: Course of Study

Students in the Theater Education Progam must complete the following curriculum in addition to the department requirements.

^ The 9 credit-hour Required Elective Concentration is fulfilled by English Core Courses.

*Education Course are taken beginning the third year. Graduate degree requires additional full year of study, including two summers.

Notes on the Program


For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Theater Education Concentration that can be discussed with your Theater advisor and/or the head of the Theater Education Program.