Individuals who do not wish to work toward another degree may opt to complete course work and experiential requirements to qualify for recommendation for state certification in drama education. The certification-only option is a course of study designed to meet minimum certification requirements and is not a degree program.
A candidate seeking Drama Certification-only must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Theatre from a PSC-accepted accredited institution. (May hold a minor in Theatre from an accredited institution.)
The applicant's transcript is first reviewed by the faculty advisor. A proposed program of study is designed to provide depth of knowledge as well as applied experiences in the form of practica, student teaching, or internships. The proposed program is reviewed by the department chair and drama education coordinator and, if approved, serves as the advisement sheet for that candidate. All other procedures and requirements of the School of Education and the college apply.
Candidates must apply for and be admitted to Teacher Education, complete the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), and pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) content exams in their chosen content field. Completion of this course of study does not lead to a degree in education.