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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On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.
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