BA Major in Speech & Theatre Education

As of Fall 2023, courses of study in Bachelor of Arts Major in Speech and Theatre Education have been discontinued for future enrollments. However, students currently enrolled in these programs will be supported as they complete their degrees or as they transition to other academic programs.

B.A., Major in Speech and Theatre Education

Major requirements*

  • 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)
  • COMM110 Media Writing 1 (3 hours) or 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hours)
  • COMM203 Interpersonal Communication or 215 Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
  • COMM208 Critical Thinking and Argumentation or 401 Debate Question Analysis and Case Construction (If 208 is taken as a general education course, then 401) (3 hours)
  • COMM317 Advanced Presentational Speaking (3 hours)
  • Completion of Theatre experience checklist
  • Completion of Speech 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 credit)
  • EDUC220 Educational Technology (3 hours)
  • EDUC238T 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 hours)**
  • 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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