(1) The program requires that successful candidates:
(a) demonstrate the ability to create curriculum, instruction, and assessment for K-12 students in a school theatre program to make students aware of the process of artistic creation, including:
(i) generating and conceptualizing creations;
(ii) analyzing, interpreting, selecting, organizing, developing, and refining artistic techniques; conveying meaning; and completing performances; and
(iii) perceiving and analyzing, interpreting intent and meaning in, and apply criteria to evaluate responses;
(b) demonstrate knowledge of program goals, procedures, and rationales for a school theatre program;
(c) integrate activities with outside performances utilizing the latest methods of theatre practice and appreciation; and
(d) model pedagogy and attitudes which reflect current research on the theory and practice of teaching theatre.
(2) The program requires that successful candidates demonstrate understanding and knowledge of:
(a) theatre as a social and aesthetic experience, reflecting on authentic representation, including cultures of American Indians and tribes in Montana and the unique history of theatre and acquaintance with representative plays of past and present, and candidates will be able to synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art;
(b) the relationship between the actor, the literature, and the audience, including the actor's ability to assess personal growth; and
(c) the educational function of theatre in the school setting, helping students develop life skills and better understand themselves, others, and the world.
(3) The program requires candidates have experience with performance and that successful candidates:
(a) direct/supervise a theatrical production with artistic integrity, including supervision of appropriate selections (being mindful of community standards), analysis, casting, rehearsal, and performance;
(b) manage/supervise the technical requirements and use current and emerging technologies of a theatrical production by effectively planning and executing scenery, lights, make-up, sound, properties, costumes, special effects, promotion and publicity; and
(c) use production as a measurement/evaluation of current and future goals and objectives.
(4) The program requires candidates interact with the community as a resource and successful candidates:
(a) contribute in the development of facilities;
(b) supervise classroom projects, assembly programs, or any activity that involves elements of theatre;
(c) assist planning comprehensive theatre and/or other fine arts curriculum including video/film; and
(d) advocate in their school and the larger community for theatre instruction and performances.
(5) The program requires candidates demonstrate knowledge and use of educational theatre resources and professional organizations.