Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities (EdD)

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Program Description

The EdD in Educational Theatre is designed for individuals who intend to pursue leadership positions in the practicing professions, preparing candidates for senior positions as principals, superintendents, arts administrators, researchers, curriculum developers, policy analysts, educational consultants, and theatre practitioners. Through a broadly designed and individualized curriculum, students in the EdD in Educational Theatre will develop their artistic praxis and the leadership skills needed to transform today’s learning communities in a variety of educational, cultural, and vocational contexts.

In particular, students will develop authority in one of three areas of specialization:

  • Drama in Education — studies in drama/theatre curriculum, special education, integrated arts, assessment and evaluation
  • Applied Theatre — studies in community-based theatre, theatre of the oppressed, the teaching artist, diversity and inclusion
  • Theatre for Young Audiences and Play Production — studies in acting, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, dramatic literature, arts-based research methodologies


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.