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Theatre Education MA – Theatre Educator Intensive – Eligibility & Transfer Credit

Admission Requirements

  • You must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, with a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) on the most recent 60 hours of college credit.
  • A strong desire to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Education.
  • A teaching certificate/license is recommended but not required. If a candidate does not have a teaching certificate and would like to work toward teaching certification as well, please visit the School of Teacher Education's Secondary Professional Teacher Education information.
  • Note: the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is NOT required for this program.

Eligibility by State

At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.

International Students

International students residing outside of the United States are eligible to apply to our online programs. Applicants for online programs must demonstrate English proficiency in order to be considered. Possible ways to demonstrate proficiency:

  • Qualifying test scores: TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 7.0, PTE-A: 54
  • Completion of a degree in the U.S., or from an English speaking country (parts of Europe, Canada), within the last two years.

For this program, you do not need to submit financial documentation with your initial application. You will need to submit financial documentation about 6-8 weeks in advance each time before you plan to come to the U.S. for your coursework. The financial documentation needs to demonstrate that you can cover the cost of tuition and living expenses for the time period that you will be in the U.S. This is so that we can issue a DS-2019 for you to be able to apply for a J1 visa.

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Master's and post-master's specialist degree students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at the University of Northern Colorado. All work counted in a degree program must be within five years for a master's degree and six years for a specialist degree. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
36
Time to Completion:
2 years + Thesis
Tuition:
$495/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Mary Schuttler

970-351-1926

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What Students Say

“A major reason I’m teaching now is because of the energy, expertise and letters of support from my professors and fellow cohort members. Without them, I’d have been ill equipped, and now I’m back doing what is truly in my nature to do.  

– Dennis Trowbridge, Theatre and Speech Teacher

“I use what I learned in UNC’s TEI program almost every day. The knowledge I gained has given me many tools and ideas to use in my classroom.”

– Jim Kaiser, Theatre Arts Teacher