Theatre Education Track: Teacher Certification Pathway

The Grown-Up by Jordan Harrison. Fall 2022. Photo by Kiirstn Pagan ’11.

UMBC Department of Theatre offers a four-year pathway for students desiring to achieve a Certification in Secondary Theatre Education.

Theatre majors seeking teacher certification at the secondary level (grades 7-12) must meet all BA Theatre (Theatre Studies track) requirements with the exception THTR 460: Theatre Capstone. Students will be advised to complete the BA in Theatre (Theatre Studies Track) by taking suggested electives that best prepare them to produce theatrical productions in grades 7-12.

Upon successful completion of their Theatre BA course work, an additional 34 credits in the UMBC Department of Education, and student teaching, students are recommended by the UMBC Department of Education for teacher certification in the State of Maryland.

Students wishing to teach in Maryland after graduation are eligible for the full tuition Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship.

View the Secondary Theatre Teaching Certification Requirements here.

At this time, any students interested in pursuing this track are encouraged to reach out to Professor Susan McCully directly – mccully@umbc.edu.