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Careers for Educational Theatre MA Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Actor
  • Art teacher
  • Career and technical education teacher
  • Childcare worker
  • College professor
  • Design and craft teacher
  • Drama teacher
  • Education researcher
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Music teacher
  • Painting and sculpture teacher
  • Preschool and childcare center director
  • Preschool, elementary, middle and high school principal or teacher
  • School and career counselor
  • Social worker
  • Special education teacher
  • Teacher assistant

Job outlook data

College-level art, drama and music teachers held around 99,020 jobs in 2016. High school teachers held about 961,600 jobs, middle school teachers held about 627,500 jobs, and elementary school teachers held about 1.5 million jobs in 2014, the last year for which data is available. From 2014 to 2024, employment is expected to grow by 8 percent for all education, training and library occupations and by 6 percent for teachers at all levels of study.

A greater number of people looking to obtain a college or higher education degree will create additional jobs for college-level theatre educators.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of Educational Theatre degree holders are:

  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Junior colleges
  • Technical and trade schools
  • Performing arts companies
  • Production studios
  • Theatres
  • Other schools and instruction facilities


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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, High School Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School TeachersMiddle School TeachersPostsecondary TeachersActorsOccupational Employment StatisticsOccupational Employment and Wages, May 2016
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

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