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Education: Educational Theatre



Educational Theatre Association

The Educational Theatre Association is a professional organization for theatre educators. In addition to providing professional development, advocacy, and networking support to its members, EdTA operates the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students. It publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for students and teachers, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for theatre education professionals. EdTA’s annual Thespian Festival is the premiere showcase for high school theatre, drawing students and teachers from throughout the United States and abroad.


Educational Theatre at CCNY

This program seeks to educate candidates to be exemplary theatre educators who can lead theatre classes at all levels (PK-12), integrate theatre studies into the classroom and general school curriculum, and work with a diverse population of students in a variety of educational settings, including schools and community agencies. The program endeavors to prepare candidates to do work that both enriches participants' lives and provides them with the skills necessary to realize performances.
The program will provide students with the training, knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful as:

  1. theatre classroom teachers (grades PK-12)
  2. classroom teachers who desire to integrate theatre into their curriculum for content knowledge and literacy development
  3. teaching artists
  4. theatre resource personnel working out of professional theatres and arts institute




American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE)

American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) is the best and warmest networking organization for theatre artists and educators. We aim to provide opportunities for idea exchange, leadership, creativity, artistry, mentorship, recognition, and advocacy and more to those with a vested interest in the field of theatre and education. Whether you are a theatre teacher, youth theatre director, playwright, education director for a theatre, arts integration specialist, theatre scholar, teaching artist, theatre advocate or an individual who finds theatre arts essential in education we are here to provide services and programming that help you advance our field.


Arts Education for the Department of Education (NYCDOE)

The arts education goal for the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is to provide all public school students with universal access to a high quality arts education. Fulfillment of this mission will lead students to discover the lifelong enjoyment and wonder inherent in dance, music, theater, and visual arts, and will connect them to arts institutions and organizations that exhibit and perform the arts, offer advanced study in the arts, and generate the many jobs available in New York City's arts-related industries that are both financially and personally rewarding.

Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network’s

Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network’s program is not about putting on plays. When you look at our literature and the educational philosophy of this program, you will see we promote and encourage such things as self-esteem, focus, discipline, determination, imagination, creativity, social skills, memorization techniques, motor skills, and coordination. All of this happens through the act of producing a live theatrical event. However, we do not set out to solely produce a show. We set out to educate.




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