In this professional educator preparation program, you will learn how to guide your students through the theatre production process, from stage design and directing to play analysis and acting.
with a B- or better required to apply to the major.
or approved LAS Writing Course.
(MT courses numbered higher than 1100 are acceptable)
2 credits in
Select additional electives to reach 120 credits for a Bachelor's degree.
Expertise, Awards, and Achievements
Awards and Grants:
EdD in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership; Northeastern University
MEd in Secondary English Education and Special Education, New England College
BA in English, New England College
AS in General Studies, New Hampshire Technology Institute
Dr. Jessica Morris initially came to NEC as an undergraduate student nearly 20 years ago. After many years teaching in the public school system, including an alternative education program, as a special education case-manager and spending most of her career as a middle school English teacher, she rejoined the NEC family as an adjunct professor in 2012 and as full-time faculty in 2018 upon the completion of her doctoral work at Northeastern University.
Dr. Morris has been an active member on the teacher certification team over the past two years, working on the reaccreditation process in all State of New Hampshire teacher licensure areas. Dr. Morris is also the current advisor for NEC’s chapter, Alpha Kappa Epsilon, under Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.
During her time as a public-school teacher, Dr. Morris developed several experiential and integrated learning curriculums. Much of the research for this work came from her time spent working in conjunction with many of America’s historic national parks. Some of these units included community-based service-learning through forestry and sustainability, geomythology, and combating nature deficit disorder through the study of transcendental literature.
She is active in her community, participating in many volunteer activities including The Daughters of the American Revolution, The Living History Event, and is currently serving on the School Administrative Unit #34 school board as well as three committees. She has also coached many youth athletic teams. Outside of professional interests, she enjoys traveling with her family, is an avid watersport enthusiast, and can be found fishing—no matter the season.