BA Major in Speech & Theatre Education

B.A., Major in Speech and Theatre Education

Major requirements*

  • COMM110 Media Writing 1 (3 hours) or COMM250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hours)
  • COMM203 Interpersonal Communication (3 hours) or COMM215 Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
  • COMM208 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 hours) or COMM401 Debate Question Analysis and Case Construction (3 hours) If COMM208 is taken as a General Education course, then COMM401 Debate Question Analysis and Case Construction.
  • COMM317 Advanced Presentational Speaking (3 hours)
  • THTR200 Acting 1: Acting Foundations (3 hours)
  • THTR224 Stagecraft (3 hours)
  • THTR234 The Expressive Voice (3 hours)
  • THTR333 Theatre History 2 (3 hours)
  • THTR424 Directing 1 (3 hours)
  • THTR425 Directing 2 (3 hours)
  • Completion of Speech experience checklist
  • Completion of Theatre experience checklist

Plus twelve additional hours in Communication and/or Theatre – consult your advisor.

Teacher Education Licensure Requirements

  • EDUC150 Introduction to Education (2 hours)
  • EDUC215 Foundations of Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC216 Diversity Field Experience (1 hour)
  • EDUC220 Educational Technology (3 hours)
  • EDUC 238T Teaching and Directing Theatre, Forensics, and Debate in the Secondary Schools (3 hours)
  • EDUC322 Educational Psychology (4 hours)**
  • EDUC323 Introduction to Exceptionalities (4 hours)**
  • EDUC343 Home, School, and Community (3 hours)
  • EDUC344 Content Area Literacy (3 hours)
  • EDUC352 Principles of Effective Secondary Instruction (3 hours)
  • EDUC439 Secondary School Methods and Management (4 hours)**
  • EDUC440 Student Teaching Seminar (1 hour)**
  • EDUC449 Observation and Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School (4-12 hours)**

**Taken after formal admittance to the Teacher Education Program.

Cognate requirements

  • MATH215 Introduction to Statistics and Probability (3 hours)
  • PSYC112 General Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC218 Child Psychology (3 hours)

*2022-2023 Academic Catalog

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