B.F.A. in Theatre-Teacher Certification

The Theatre Education program provides students with a broad range of knowledge and experience in theatre specifically designed to prepare the student to teach Theatre Arts at the secondary level.

Theatre Arts Requirements (35 credit hrs.):

THEA 003: Acting I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 005: Readings in Theatre, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 014: Movement I, 2 credit hrs.
THEA 020: Voice I, 2 credit hrs.
THEA 030: Stagecraft (including Lab), 4 credit hrs.
THEA 031: Costuming (including Lab), 4 credit hrs.
THEA 032: Makeup, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 103: Directing I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 120: Theatre History I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 121: Theatre History II, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 124: Technical Practicum, 1 credit hr.
THEA 160: Stage Management, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 190: Senior Capstone, 1 credit hr.

Rhetoric Endorsement Requirements (12 credit hrs.):

RHET 024: Rhetoric as Liberal Art, 3 credit hrs.
RHET 100: Philosophy of Dialogue/Interpersonal Communication, 3 credit hrs.
RHET 128: Public Discourse, 3 credit hrs.

One of the following:

RHET 073: Public Speaking, 3 credit hrs
EDUC 140: Speech and the Classroom Teacher, 3 credit hrs

English Endorsement Requirements (20-21 credit hrs.):

ENG 060: Literary Study, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 061: Writing Seminar, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 135: Adolescent Literature, 3 credit hrs.

Any one of the following courses (Historiosity - British Literature requirement):

ENG 044: Approaches to British Literature, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 058: Reading Shakespeare, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 128: Placing the Stage: Theatre/Culture/History, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 142: Readings Early English Texts, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 143: Topics in Early Modern Texts, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 145: Shakespeare: Texts & Contexts, 3 credit hrs.

Any one of the following courses (Culture & Identity-American Literature requirement):

ENG 042: Approaches to American Literature, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 065: Intro to African-American Literature, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 066: American Multicultural Literature, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 067: Intro to Asian-American Literature, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 077: Women & Literature, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 124: Topics in Cultural History, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 166: Literature of the Vietnam War, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 178: Readings in African-American Literature, 3 credit hrs.

Any one of the following courses (Language Structure):

ENG 080: Intro to Linguistics, 3 credit hrs.
ENG 102: Structure of Modern American English, 3 credit hrs.

Any one of the following courses (Reading Component):

EDUC 142: Secondary Reading & Interdisciplinary Curriculum, 2 credit hrs.
EDUC 170: Readings in the Content Area, 3 credit hrs.

Professional Education Requirements: Secondary Education Curriculum (33 credit hrs.):

First Year:
EDUC 001: Introduction to Education (opt.), 1 credit hr.

Second Year:
EDUC 106: Human Development and Learning, 3 credit hrs.
SPED 120: Introduction to Exceptional Children and Adults, 3 credit hrs.
EDUC 107: Learning and Assessment, 3 credit hrs.
EDUC 103: Foundations and Education, 3 credit hrs.

Admission to Teacher Education (Approved PPST scores & cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or above)

Third Year:
EDUC 164: Human Relations, 3 credit hrs.
EDUC 160: Advanced Technology, 2 credit hrs.
EDUC 132: Secondary Methods, 4 credit hrs.

Fourth Year:
EDUC 168: Student Teaching, 11 credit hrs.
EDUC 167: Teaching and Management Seminar, 1 credit hr.

Audition Requirements for entry into the BFA Theatre-Education program

Catalog listing with major requirements

Checklist for BFA with Teacher Certification

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