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Theater Performance Staffing
Ensuring that an appropriately prepared and endorsed teacher is assigned to teach in Michigan’s classrooms is critical to student achievement. A specific endorsement is not needed to teach a theater course. School districts are free to assign any teacher who provides evidence of professional development or experience related to these courses AND is certified for the grade range at which these courses are offered.
For the purpose of certification, the following placements would be appropriate:
- A certified English (BA) endorsed teacher assigned to a theater course where the production was based upon a work of literature (e.g., Les Misérables, Romeo and Juliet, Pygmalion) could be assigned within their BA endorsement.
- A certified Music Education (JX/JQ) endorsed teacher assigned to a theater course where the production was focused on a music-based script (e.g., the works of Gilbert & Sullivan or Roger & Hammerstein) could be assigned within their JX/JQ endorsement.
- A teacher holding an elementary endorsement for K-8 placements.
- A teacher holding a secondary endorsement for 6-12 placements.