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Theatre Arts - K-12 Drama Teaching Emphasis, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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UNC offers Colorado’s only theatre arts bachelor’s degree specifically designed for future K-12 drama teachers. Our Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts with K-12 Teaching Emphasis prepares you to teach drama courses, lead student productions, and help young writers, performers, musicians and artists develop their talents. You’ll learn from world-class educators on UNC’s theatre arts faculty, while gaining practical classroom experience that sharpens your skills—and helps you stand out in the job market.

You’ll also participate in UNC’s top-notch theatrical productions, with opportunities to perform, direct, work backstage and manage the house. We have an extensive alumni network of teachers throughout Colorado, providing you with exceptional opportunities for hands-on learning in high school classes and productions. In addition, you can help stage UNC’s annual high school drama festival. You’ll complete the program with a semester-long student-teaching assignment, graduating with all the prerequisites you need to earn your teacher’s license.

The Theatre Arts - K-12 Drama Teaching Emphasis program from University of Northern Colorado prepares you to enter the work force as a high school drama teacher, or to continue your studies in a theatre education graduate program. You’ll learn classroom techniques for teaching drama, along with the communication and organizational skills required to stage school productions at a high level. The program includes coursework in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, fulfilling all prerequisites necessary to earn your teacher’s license.

Your Future in Theatre Arts Education

UNC is Colorado’s only university to offer a degree focused on K-12 drama teaching, earning an excellent statewide reputation with employers. School districts and principals recognize the quality of UNC-trained teachers, which gives you with a strong advantage as you enter the job market. Our wide alumni network of drama teachers extends throughout Colorado, and the program has earned recognition for its focus on diversity and multicultural education. You’ll begin your career with first-rate skills and a widely respected degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Scene Study
  • Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers
  • Design Fundamentals for Secondary Education
  • Conceptions of Schooling: Context and Process
  • Methods of Teaching Drama
  • Stage Directing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Undergraduate applicants are expected to meet a 2.5 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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