Glorify God Through Teaching Creativity with Our B.Ed. in Theatre Arts Education
As someone who loves theatre, you understand the importance of developing your craft and sharpening your skills to excel on stage. You can pass that love of creative art on to a new generation of students with Liberty’s B.Ed. in Theatre Arts Education. Through this program, you will not only gain hands-on theatrical experience and an in-depth study of theatric productions – but you will also learn how to teach these skills to students so they can pursue their own passions for the arts. You can do all this while completing your degree right here at Liberty University.
Taught from a Christian worldview, classes in Liberty’s Theatre Arts Department emphasize storytelling and the development of skills required for employment in the industry.
Our B.Ed. in Theatre Arts Education degree offers a quality education focused on giving you the tools and experience you need for success in teaching theatre arts courses. Throughout this program, our professors will help you develop your creative abilities in playwriting, set design, and acting so you can be prepared to help shape the future of theatre in your community and beyond.
Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.
Why Choose Liberty’s B.Ed. in Theatre Arts Education P-12 Degree?
At Liberty, our mission is Training Champions for Christ so you can make an impact – wherever God calls you. We believe in combining biblical values with a dedication to excellence in all of our degree programs. Our bachelor’s of theatre arts degree prepares you with the theory and hands-on experience you need to glorify Christ in the practice of your craft.
Pursuing your teaching license is a big deal! We want to come alongside you and make the process as seamless as possible. Since true work experience is the best way to gain confidence as a teacher, we offer various practicum and student teaching opportunities to provide you with valuable classroom training.
Within our School of Education, we have a team dedicated to overseeing your practicum experience to ensure that you are prepared to take on a class full of students. You will have the chance to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia as well as in Washington, D.C., through one of our fellowship programs. Here, you’ll see the urban school setting and stay in the heart of the district for an entire semester!
Our nation is desperate for teachers who are well-educated, enthusiastic, and compassionate toward their students. As one of the largest providers of teachers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty wants to help prepare you to teach with integrity and strong Christian ethics. Because as an educator, you have the chance to make a huge impact on the lives of children from all types of backgrounds. Prepare yourself for this responsibility by partnering with us.
What Will You Learn in Our B.Ed. in Theatre Arts Education P-12?
Our goal is to prepare you to create innovative, excellent productions that glorify God. Our theatre arts education degree provides you with practical instruction in both the theory and practice of theatre performance and production. You will learn how to act in, write, design, and direct plays, applying what you have learned to real productions. You will then learn how to provide guidance to students engaging in these steps and the best ways to encourage creativity and improve performance.
We provide a variety of hands-on experiences from set design to playwriting, allowing you to perfect your craft under the guidance of our experienced professors. Our students have written, directed, and performed original productions, and our theatre department offers other opportunities through our professional Alluvion Stage Company, Alpha Psi Omega honors society, and trips abroad – where you can use theatre to transcend cultural and language barriers.
Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!
EDUC 235 – Content Instructional Design
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Course development processes
- Learning objectives
- Systematic approaches to instruction for diverse classrooms
- Systems of evaluation
THEA 331 – Stage Management and Directing
Through this course, you will study the various theories and methodologies of play direction and stage management.
THEA 381 – Christian Aesthetics in Theatre
In this course, you will learn about the integration of faith and art specific to theatre.
THEA 431 – Playwriting
Through this course, you will study the craft of playwriting and the development of a writing style appropriate to the stage.
Highlights of Our Bachelor of Education Degree
- The School of Education is accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Pursuing our Bachelor of Education licensure-tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
- You will have a total of 390 classroom hours by the time you graduate.
- The Educational Technology Lab provides students with resources, software, and equipment to help promote learning with technology.
- All of our faculty who oversee licensure courses have K-12 experience and a current teaching license.
- You will have the opportunity to do your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia, including the Washington, D.C., public school system through our Washington Fellowship.
B.Ed. Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Theatre Arts Education Graduates
- Casting director
- Drama minister
- First hand
- Script writer
- Stage manager
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Admission essay
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- Official high school transcripts
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.