Develop and Utilize Theatrical Concepts Including

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Creative drama
  • Puppetry

Develop New Skills Through 
Hands-on Experience


Interested students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Education with Theatre as a teaching specialization at Fairmont State University. 

Personal Development

Students will learn that that theatre is not only an art, but is also a tool for personal and artistic development


To teach artists using acting, directing, and design skills to create children's performances. Theatre Education graduates guide children and adults in improvised acts of theatre. They build stories from literature and learn to use the power of theatre to bring issues of social justice to life. Students can also teach their skills to others by taking part in community arts programs, educational theatre outreach programs, and local schools.

Career Opportunities

Educational theatre is an appropriate path for students who are interested in further study in drama therapy, applied theatre, and arts administration.
  • Training development specialists
  • Drama coaches 
  • Theatre news correspondents
  • Student affairs specialist
  • Theatre managers 
  • Teachers
  • Theatre critics

Requirements for Admission to Theatre Education

  • Earn a minimum quality point average of 2.75 overall, 2.75 in each teaching specialization and 2.75 in all professional education classes. 
  • Complete Early Field Experience COMMUNITY Early Field Experience PDS requirements. 
  • Achieve acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE). 
  • Complete EDUC 2200 (Introduction to Education) and EDUC 2201 (Instructional Technology) with a grade of “C” or higher. 
  • Complete the Teacher Education Application form in Taskstream. 
  • Be approved by the Teacher Education Selection Committee.

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