Educational Theatre, All Grades, and Social Studies, 7–12 (MA)

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Program Description

Social studies and theatre have a powerful alliance when learners are provided with the chance to explore a period of history, historical concepts, and historical debates through the use of drama-based frameworks. This innovative dual-certification program is built on the school’s teacher certification programs in Educational Theatre, All Grades, and Teaching Social Studies, 7–12. Students are provided with opportunities to explore key ideas in primary source documents or historical texts through the use of interactive dramatic strategies. The dual-certification program adheres to State Learning Standards for both theatre and social studies, and the curriculum reflects an integration of coursework offered by the current faculty in the Program in Educational Theatre, in collaboration with the faculty in the Program in Social Studies Education. Each of the competencies now necessary for teacher certification programs are met by the coursework, fieldwork, and student teaching requirements in both programs, as well as all the faculty and institutional requirements.


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.