EDC 784 - Methods of Teaching Theatre I (PK-5)
3 Credit(s) This course is designed to provide students with the training to be a teacher of Theatre in grades PK-5. The course offers a general study of the background and philosophies of teaching dramatic arts in elementary and early childhood classrooms. Students will explore methods and materials, investigate curriculum issues and professional concerns, and analyze the teaching/learning processes, The course also reinforces National Association of Schools of Theatre standards and the Massachusetts Arts Frameworks and introduces the appropriate professional organization requirements. Examination of theatre programs in local schools will be part of the course. Drama across the curriculum and drama for ELLs and students with special needs will be addressed. Three lecture hours per week. Field-based assignments are required.
Pre-requisites: Permission of the department chairperson and acceptance into the licensure program.
Co-requisite: EDC 762