The BFA in Theatre Teaching is a four-year professional degree that prepares students to teach theatre in a variety of dynamic and challenging learning environments. Competent K-12 theatre teaching requires both in-depth knowledge of subject matter (theatre) and skill in applying educational concepts and principles that are developmentally appropriate.
Teaching is an amazing career path that is always in demand. Over the past 5 years, 99% of University of Utah elementary and secondary teacher candidates were hired upon graduation. The state of Utah is in need of highly qualified, passionate teachers for our young learners. Demand for teachers in Utah is expected to grow by 28% over the next decade. Being able to teach our next generation is very rewarding. Knowing your career can make difference is what makes so many of us want to teach. (from the Urban Institute of Teacher Education website, https://uite.utah.edu/2020/11/03/benefits-of-becoming-a-teacher/)
The Student Experience
BFA Theatre Teaching students have numerous opportunities throughout their program of study to teach, direct, and work in partnership with urban schools, the award-winning Youth Theatre at the U Program, and community-based organizations
The purpose of the BFA Theatre Teaching Grade Licensure Program is to prepare elementary, junior high, middle school, and high school theatre educators. Competent K-12 theatre teaching requires both in-depth knowledge of subject matter (theatre) and skill in applying educational concepts and principles that are developmentally appropriate.
- Department of Theatre
- College of Fine Arts
- Department Advising
- Urban Institute for Teacher Education
- Career & Professional Development Center