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Directing Plays

Elective Course


Whether you are a veteran or first-time Theatre Director, it is extremely important to understand the roles and responsibilities of putting on a great performance.

That is why the National Federation of State High School Associations, in partnership with the Educational Theatre Association, has created the course, Directing Plays

In this course, you will learn about the role and responsibilities of a Theatre Director, the various types of budgets and how to plan for your program, the importance of copyright compliance, how to create and explain your vision to your cast and crew, the various stages of the rehearsal process, and the responsibilities once the performance has concluded.

So, take the course, Directing Plays, available for free at

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  • Approved for 3 Clock Hours
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Additional Resources

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NFHS National Coaching Credentials

The NFHS Learning Center offers a 3-level national coaching credential that helps you gain knowledge you can use to provide a fun, educational, and a safer environment for your students.
This national credential was developed for individuals who are currently coaching or aspire to coach at the interscholastic level. The goal is to enhance the ability of the coach to better serve students, the school, the community, and the profession of coaching.

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Coach Level 3

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