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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach

Reinforcing Education through Artistic Learning Certificate

Project REAL

 Barter Theatre’s Project REAL, created and directed by Megan Atkinson, places teaching artists in schools around the region to assist teachers in engaging their students with the curriculum.

 Project REAL’s teaching artists assist educators by utilizing theatre techniques and integrating the student’s life experiences into the curriculum. This process helps provide lasting knowledge through a transformative educational program that measurably improves learning and allows students to take responsibility for their own education and shape their communities now and in the future.


Reinforcing Education through Artistic Learning Certificate Curriculum

Certificate Core (9 credits).
Each course below is 3 credits.

REAL 5100: Applied Theatre: Foundations in REAL Pedagogy 
REAL 5200: Kinesthetic Learning
REAL 5300: Heart Intelligence: Learning Through Emotions

 Electives (6 credits)
Students select two (2) electives from the following list of 3 credit courses. With permission of both the MALS Director and the Project REAL Director, a student may take one course not on the list.  A student may take only one independent study.

REAL 5400: The Art of the Lesson
STOR 5140: Foundations of Storytelling Performance
STOR 5647:Applied Storytelling: Storytelling for a Purpose
THEA 5957: Special Topics in Theatre (when topic appropriate)
EDFN 5050: Social and Political Influences on Schools
HDAL 5230: Advanced Developmental Psychology
MALS 5500: Applied Theatre Practicum
MALS 5900: Independent Study


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