Educational Theatre, All Grades, and English, 7-12 (MA)

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Program Description

The MA program in Teaching Theatre, All Grades and English, 7-12 responds to the many opportunities available in the New York City area for English teachers at the middle and high school levels. The need for modes of artistic expression that lead toward literate engagements with texts has never been greater than it is today. The concern that technologies such as film, television, and the Internet are replacing basic reading and writing skills can be addressed by providing opportunities for students to explore ideas and concepts in the novels and plays they read in the English classroom through drama and theatre strategies. The curriculum reflects a collaborative integration of coursework offered by current faculty in the Program in Educational Theatre and the Program in English Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Graduates are eligible for dual certification in New York State in Teaching Theatre, all grades and Teaching English, grades 7-12.


The New York University Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of teaching and leadership in today’s demanding educational environment, is granted accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality Educator Programs (AAQEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2020 to June 2027. This accreditation certifies that the fore-named professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to CAEP’s quality principles.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.