Theatre OR Speech & Drama Teacher
Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Theater, Speech/Public Speaking.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
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Teacher of Theatre OR Speech and Dramatics
Essential Functions A teacher of theatre educates students in different acting styles, methods, and techniques. Teaching theatre means training pupils in how to communicate, control and project their voices, and present themselves. The responsibilities of a theatre educator include creating lesson plans, teaching students about plays and the history of drama, assisting students in creating their own dramatic pieces, organizing and managing the learning environment, directing performance rehearsals, helping to assemble and manage lighting and sets, and assessing student performances. In addition to teaching theatre electives, the teacher of theatre is expected to direct two mainstage theatre productions each year. Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Working as a theatre teacher requires flexibility, determination, and lots of energy. Especially when teaching in a school environment, dedication to the task at hand and a love of your job will serve you well. Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans. Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed. Ability to organize and coordinate work. Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. Certification: NJ Standard, CEAS, or CE as a Teacher of Theatre OR Speech and Dramatics (Endorsement #1451 OR #1440) Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment. Experience: Preferably, candidates will have had prior college-level and/or professional theatrical performing and/or directing experience.