This course below can be used to fulfill 3 of the 15 credits required by the Virginia Department of Education for the add-on endorsement for theatre arts K-12.

PTHE 595-P13 CRN #6292.  Theatre as Education. (*Cultural Context and Theatre History)

Having trouble getting your theatre students to buy into history, theory and theorists? Actor’s aren’t always inspired by written tests and a philosophy discussion may be a hard sell to a technician.  Take this class to not only explore theatre history, philosophy, theory and theorists but discover how to help your students get excited about it.  Get your students talking theatre and engaged in all its aspects

This class will lay the foundations of theater history, philosophy, theorists, techniques, and classroom management for teaching theatre to middle and high school students. It includes the development of skills to nurture a supportive, engaging classroom environment to foster and enhance students’ skills as actors and/or technicians.  Teaching tools and strategies for using and assessing theatre techniques in the classroom, workshop and production settings will be explored.  3 credits

Course Information:  PTHE 595-P13 CRN #6292, 3 credits, 100% Online

Summer 2018: June 30th-August 11th

Course Instructor: Dr. Ronda Scarrow, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Theatre Education