Mar 25, 2019  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Endorsement Program

The Department offers a Theatre Endorsement Program, which is currently open to currently enrolled-degree seeking education majors. The Pennsylvania Department of Education, PDE, defines an endorsement as a certificate program documenting areas of education where formal certification does not currently exist. Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to assist in production, direction, and administrative tasks associated with theatre.

As advocates of the arts the education and theatre department envision the addition of this 12-credit theatre endorsement as an excellent means to enhance the quality of theatre instruction in PK-12 schools. Please note: students seeking a theatre major or minor are not eligible to participate in the Theatre Endoresment Program.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Theatre Endorsement Program:

  • Understand and demonstrate the basic theories and processes of acting and directing.
  • Understand and demonstrate the basic processes and practice of production.
  • Understand and demonstrate K-12 theatre pedagogy based on established standards.
  • Understand and demonstrate basic theories and processes of play creation.
  • Understand and demonstrate basic theories and processes of play analysis.
  • Understand Technical Theatre and Design development both in the classroom and through practical Production Experience.
  • Basic processes and practices of technical production.
  • Guide students in the safe use of materials and resources.
  • Analyze dramatic texts from a variety of different cultural and historical perspectives.
  • Analyze and critique dramatic texts and staged productions.
  • Identify and analyze cultural, historic and social meaning in dramatic texts and staged productions.
  • Analyze and evaluate the evolution of theatre arts throughout history and across cultures.