Approved PD Provider, State of Arkansas
Approved Provider of PDPs for Massachusetts
Approved Provider of Montana OPI Units, Montana Office of Public Instruction
Approved PD Provider, State of Pennsylvania
Approved CPE Provider, Texas Education Agency
Provider of Professional Development Credits, State of Wyoming

The Drama Teacher Academy provides completion certificates for all courses. Click here to see how to download certificates for courses you have completed.

For certain states, a separate approval process is required. Currently the DTA is an approved provider for the states of Arkansas, Massachusetts, Montana, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming.

Details on how to use DTA courses for renewal credits for each of these states can be found by clicking on the state name below.

Texas


The Drama Teacher Academy is an approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider for the state of Texas.

Each Completion Certificate from the DTA now includes the official CPE# required by the state of Texas, plus the clock hours of the course or PLC.

Massachusetts


The Drama Teacher Academy is an approved provider of PDP credits for the state of Massachusetts. We have bundled courses together so that you can get the PDP's that you need (minimum 10).

Once you've taken equivalent credits, email us at help@dramateacheracademy.com and we will issue you a certificate for your PDP's.

Courses Included Clock Hours PDP's
Teaching Shakespeare
  1. Friendly Shakespeare
  2. Shakespeare's Toolkit
10 10
Costuming & Makeup
  1. Introduction to Stage Makeup
  2. Making Blood and Gore Tutorial
  3. Old Age Makeup Tutorial
  4. The Do-it-All Director's Introduction to Costuming
10 10
Physical Acting: Introducing Commedia Dell'Arte & Laban
  1. Commedia I: Playing Comedy
  2. Commedia II: Style
  3. Laban: Advanced Characterization
22 22
Playwriting, Devising and Creating New Works
  1. 21st Century Skills Through Devising
  2. The Top Ten Playwriting Exercises
10 10
Production Basics for Drama Teachers
  1. Copyright for Drama Teachers
  2. The Production Classroom
  3. Theatre Etiquette 101
12 12
Drama Classroom Management
  1. Organized Chaos: Discipline in the Theatre Classroom
  2. Preventing Pandemonium: Part 1
  3. Preventing Pandemonium: Part 2
20 20
Ensemble Building
  1. Creating the Ensemble-Based Classroom
  2. Maximizing Your Ensemble: Shoestring 101
  3. Serious Play: Theatre Games and Warmups for Rehearsal and Ensemble Building
  4. Strong Ensemble = Strong Play
13 13
Improving Acting & Performance
  1. Breath Control and Projection
  2. Close Reading in the Drama Classroom
  3. Story Theatre
  4. Teaching Musical Theatre in the Drama Classroom
15 15
Creating and Marketing Drama Programs
  1. Marketing the Arts
  2. Mission Possible: Creating A Mission And Unified Vision For Your Theatre Program
  3. The Process of Creativity in the Theatre Classroom
11 11
Performance Study: Masks and Monologues
  1. Introduction to Teaching Mask
  2. Working With Monologues For Rehearsal And Development
10 10
Technology and Set Design
  1. Concept-Based Design for the Theatre Teacher
  2. Google Drive in the Drama Classroom
  3. Google Tools in the Theatre Arts Classroom
  4. The Do-it-All Director's Introduction to Set Design
  5. Using SketchUp in the Classroom
14 14
Stage Management
  1. Basic Lighting for Drama Teachers
  2. Introduction to Stage Management Part One
  3. Introduction to Stage Management Part Two
  4. Tech for Non-Techies: Teaching Technical Theatre in Your Drama Classroom
14 14
The Directing Process
  1. Big Picture Blocking: Staging Your Play Outside-In
  2. Director's Toolbox 1: Teaching Students to Direct
  3. From Audition to Curtain Call: Directing Youth Theatre
12 12
Advanced Classroom Strategies: Assessment, Empathy, Divergent Students
  1. How to Create Assessments
  2. Teaching Theatre with Divergent Students and Class Sizes in Mind
  3. The Empathetic Classroom
11 11
Improv and Rehearsal Basics
  1. Beyond the Basics: Rehearsal Strategies to Grow Your Actors
  2. Coaching Improv
  3. Yes, And... How to Teach Improv
13 13
Students as Actors and Directors
  1. Director's Toolbox 2: Teaching Students to Direct
  2. Exploring Viewpoints
  3. Mindfulness & Wellness in the Drama Classrooom
14 14
Playwriting, Adapting & Incorporating Theatre History
  1. Get Students to Embrace Failure in the Drama Classroom
  2. Hands-On Theatre History: Creating a Modern Day Morality Play
  3. Play Adaptation Project
  4. Practical Approaches to Shakespeare in the Drama Classroom
11 11

Montana


The Drama Teacher Academy is an approved provider for OPI renewal units for the state of Montana.

Once you've taken a course, email us at help@dramateacheracademy.com and we'll verify your course and email you an official certificate from Montana OPI that you can use for renewal units.

Pennsylvania


The Drama Teacher Academy is an approved provider of professional development credits for the state of Pennsylvania.

Once you've completed a course, email us at help@dramateacheracademy.com with your PPID#, and we'll record your course information with the PERMS system.

Wyoming


The Drama Teacher Academy is an approved provider of professional development credits for the state of Wyoming.

Wyoming requirements are 7 clock hours = 0.5 credits. We have bundled courses together so that you can get the credits that you need. Once you've taken equivalent credits, email us at help@dramateacheracademy.com with your PTSB ID number and we'll record your information in the PTSB system.

Courses Included Clock Hours Credits
Laban: Advanced Characterization
  1. Laban: Advanced Characterization
8 0.5
Introducing Commedia Dell'Arte
  1. Commedia I: Playing Comedy
  2. Commedia II: Style
14 1.0
Teaching Shakespeare
  1. Friendly Shakespeare
  2. Shakespeare's Toolkit
10 0.5
Improvisation - On Stage and Off
  1. Coaching Improv
  2. Yes, And... How to Teach Improv
8 0.5
Costuming & Makeup
  1. Introduction to Stage Makeup
  2. Making Blood and Gore Tutorial
  3. Old Age Makeup Tutorial
  4. The Do-it-All Director's Introduction to Costuming
10 0.5
Playwriting, Devising and Creating New Works
  1. 21st Century Skills Through Devising
  2. The Top Ten Playwriting Exercises
10 0.5
The Directing Process
  1. Big Picture Blocking: Staging Your Play Outside-In
  2. From Audition to Curtain Call: Directing Youth Theatre
9 0.5
Ensemble Building
  1. Creating the Ensemble-Based Classroom
  2. Serious Play: Theatre Games and Warmups for Rehearsal and Ensemble Building
  3. Strong Ensemble = Strong Play
9 0.5
Production Basics for Drama Teachers
  1. Copyright for Drama Teachers
  2. The Production Classroom
  3. Theatre Etiquette 101
12 0.5
Simple Approaches to Set Design
  1. Concept-Based Design for the Theatre Teacher
  2. The Do-it-All Director's Introduction to Set Design
  3. Using SketchUp in the Classroom
8 0.5
Improving Acting & Performance
  1. Breath Control and Projection
  2. Serious Play: Theatre Games and Warmups for Rehearsal and Ensemble Building
  3. Teaching Musical Theatre in the Drama Classroom
9 0.5
Basic Lighting and Theatre Tech
  1. Basic Lighting for Drama Teachers
  2. Tech for Non-Techies: Teaching Technical Theatre in Your Drama Classroom
8 0.5
Drama Classroom Management
  1. Preventing Pandemonium: Part 1
  2. Preventing Pandemonium: Part 2
14 1.0
Stage Management
  1. Introduction to Stage Management Part One
  2. Introduction to Stage Management Part Two
  3. Theatre Etiquette 101
9 0.5
Technology in the Drama Classroom
  1. Google Drive in the Drama Classroom
  2. Google Tools in the Theatre Arts Classroom
  3. Using SketchUp in the Classroom
8 0.5
Managing the Divergent Classroom
  1. Organized Chaos: Discipline in the Theatre Classroom
  2. Teaching Theatre with Divergent Students and Class Sizes in Mind
9 0.5
Creating and Marketing Drama Programs
  1. 21st Century Skills Through Devising
  2. Marketing the Arts
  3. Mission Possible: Creating A Mission And Unified Vision For Your Theatre Program
10 0.5
Performance Study: Masks and Monologues
  1. Introduction to Teaching Mask
  2. Working With Monologues For Rehearsal And Development
10 0.5
Creativity in the Classroom & Rehearsal
  1. Beyond the Basics: Rehearsal Strategies to Grow Your Actors
  2. The Process of Creativity in the Theatre Classroom
10 0.5
Teaching Students to Direct
  1. Director's Toolbox 1: Teaching Students to Direct
  2. Director's Toolbox 2: Teaching Students to Direct
7 0.5
Creative Approaches to Performance
  1. Maximizing Your Ensemble: Shoestring 101
  2. Play Adaptation Project
  3. Story Theatre
8 0.5
Hands-On Experiences in the Drama Classroom
  1. Exploring Viewpoints
  2. Hands-On Theatre History: Creating a Modern Day Morality Play
8 0.5
Assessment and Reflection in the Drama Classroom
  1. Get Students to Embrace Failure in the Drama Classroom
  2. How to Create Assessments
  3. Mindfulness & Wellness in the Drama Classrooom
10 0.5

Arkansas


The Drama Teacher Academy is an approved Professional Development provider for the state of Arkansas.

Each Completion Certificate from the DTA includes the official ADE# for each course, as required by the state of Arkansas.

All Other States


For most states and districts, DTA Completion Certificates are all that’s needed to provide proof of PD for license renewal or annual requirements. See below to see a full list of courses and clock hours.

We recommend seeking pre-approval with your district or school board.

Course Clock Hours
21st Century Skills Through Devising 4
Basic Lighting for Drama Teachers 1
Beyond the Basics: Rehearsal Strategies to Grow Your Actors 5
Big Picture Blocking: Staging Your Play Outside-In 6
Breath Control and Projection 2
Building a Tradition of Excellence in Your Theatre Program 2
Close Reading in the Drama Classroom 7
Coaching Improv 4
Commedia I: Playing Comedy 7
Commedia II: Style 7
Concept-Based Design for the Theatre Teacher 3
Copyright for Drama Teachers 5
Creating a Blended Learning Environment: Flipping Your Classroom 1
Creating the Ensemble-Based Classroom 4
Director's Toolbox 1: Teaching Students to Direct 3
Director's Toolbox 2: Teaching Students to Direct 4
Exploring Viewpoints 5
Friendly Shakespeare 4
From Audition to Curtain Call: Directing Youth Theatre 3
Get Students to Embrace Failure in the Drama Classroom 1
Google Drive in the Drama Classroom 3
Google Tools in the Theatre Arts Classroom 3
Hands-On Theatre History: Creating a Modern Day Morality Play 3
How to Create Assessments 4
Introduction to Stage Makeup 2
Introduction to Stage Management Part One 3
Introduction to Stage Management Part Two 3
Introduction to Teaching Mask 6
Laban: Advanced Characterization 8
Making Blood and Gore Tutorial 2
Marketing the Arts 4
Maximizing Your Ensemble: Shoestring 101 4
Mindfulness & Wellness in the Drama Classrooom 5
Mission Possible: Creating A Mission And Unified Vision For Your Theatre Program 2
Old Age Makeup Tutorial 2
Organized Chaos: Discipline in the Theatre Classroom 6
Play Adaptation Project 2
Practical Approaches to Shakespeare in the Drama Classroom 5
Preventing Pandemonium: Part 1 8
Preventing Pandemonium: Part 2 6
Serious Play: Theatre Games and Warmups for Rehearsal and Ensemble Building 3
Shakespeare's Toolkit 6
Story Theatre 2
Strong Ensemble = Strong Play 2
Teaching Musical Theatre in the Drama Classroom 4
Teaching Theatre with Divergent Students and Class Sizes in Mind 3
Tech for Non-Techies: Teaching Technical Theatre in Your Drama Classroom 7
The Dilemma Project 3
The Do-it-All Director's Introduction to Costuming 4
The Do-it-All Director's Introduction to Set Design 3
The Empathetic Classroom 4
The Process of Creativity in the Theatre Classroom 5
The Production Classroom 4
The Top Ten Playwriting Exercises 6
Theatre Etiquette 101 3
Using SketchUp in the Classroom 2
Working With Monologues For Rehearsal And Development 4
Yes, And... How to Teach Improv 4