Student Actors performing Charlie Brown'

Theatre Education

Our Theatre Education concentration is one-of-a-kind. As the only program of its kind in Mississippi, our students graduate with a unique skill set to be artist and educator. Students in this program deepen their ability to tell stories onstage, while also learning best practices for passing that knowledge on to students in their own classrooms. By partnering with our School of Education, our Theatre Education students gain the tools they need for skillful K-12 teaching, enjoy mentorship from active theatre teachers and theatre practitioners, and graduate with their professional teaching certificate.



Theatre Education students engage in classes like:

  • Creative Dramatics
  • Art and Science of Teaching
  • Introduction to the Exceptional Learner
  • Educational Psychology


Further Your Abilities

Abigail Ganucheau

"In my four years with the MUW Theatre department, my professors got to know me and knew what I was capable of. They knew what my best looked like, and they always held me to that standard and pushed me to grow as a performing artist and as a person. This high standard encouraged me to reach past what I thought I was capable of and further my abilities. I’m now a high school theatre teacher holding my own students to that same standard."

– Abigail Ganucheau


Learn more about Theatre at The W

Contact the Department of Theatre to request information about this program.