Theater Education Undergraduate Certificate

Pursue a combination of education and theater studies with the Theater Education Undergraduate Certificate in Temple's School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. Open to all undergraduates enrolled at Temple, this certificate program enhances students' self-confidence and presentation skills, improving their classroom presence and marketability. This five-course, 15-credit certificate program is taught on Temple's Main Campus and equips students with a foundational understanding of theater and the tools needed to share that knowledge, whether in a traditional classroom setting or as a teaching artist in a professional theater company.

The Theater Education Undergraduate Certificate is an opportunity for students interested in teaching to improve their presence in front of a class. It also prepares them to add theater and drama to the range of subjects they can teach. The certificate includes the four courses that comprise the Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Theater Endorsement.

For students pursuing areas of study outside of theater, this certificate provides a chance to develop an interest in arts education; gain theater experience; and further valuable professional skills such as collaboration, confidence in public speaking and creativity.

Students must be concurrently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree to earn this certificate.

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Classes & Curriculum

Required courses include

  • Acting 1,
  • Methods of Teaching,
  • Stage Management,
  • Welcome Backstage and
  • World of the Play.

Learn more about Theater Education Undergraduate Certificate courses.

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Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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