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Theatre - Teacher Certification

The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2019-2020 academic year.  View requirements for previous catalog years here.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a major in Theatre - Teacher Certification

Theatre Arts department web site


Program Overview

The theatre program provides students with a solid training in preparation for a career in the professional theatre. Students take classes in movement, voice, singing (both musical theatre and classical), dance (jazz, tap, ballet, modern and musical theatre dance), piano, music theory, and various acting styles.


B.F.A. Degree Requirements

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.

Course Credits
THEA 003 - Acting I 3
THEA 005 - Readings in Theatre 3
THEA 014 - Movement I 2
THEA 020 - Voice I 2
THEA 030 - Stagecraft (including lab) 4
THEA 031 - Costuming (including lab) 4
THEA 032 - Makeup 3
THEA 103 - Directing I 3
THEA 120 - Theatre History I 3
THEA 121 - Theatre History II 3
THEA 124 - Technical Practicum 1
THEA 160 - Stage Management 3
THEA 190 - Senior Capstone 1
SCSR 024 - Rhetoric and Social Change 3
SCSR 100 - Philosophy of Dialogue/Interpersonal Communication 3
SCSR 128 - Argumentation and Advocacy 3
Select one from the following:
EDUC 140 - Speech and the Classroom Teacher 3
SCSR 073 - Public Speaking 3
ENG 038 - Literary Study 4
ENG 039 - Writing Seminar 4
ENG 135 - Adolescent Literature 3
Select one from the following:
ENG 044 - Approach to British Literature Pre 1900 4
ENG 058 - Reading Shakespeare 4
ENG 128 - Advanced Topics in Drama 3
ENG 140 - Shakespeare: Texts and Contexts 3
ENG 142 - Topics in Early English Texts 3
ENG 143 - Advanced Topics in Early Modern Texts 3
Select one from the following:
ENG 042 - Approach to American Literature Pre 1900 4
ENG 065 - Introduction to African-American Literature 3
ENG 066 - Reading Race and Ethnicity 3
ENG 067 - Asian-American Literature 3
ENG 077 - Reading Gender 3
ENG 124 - Advanced Topics in History and Traditions 3
ENG 166 - Literature of War 3
ENG 178 - Topics in Multicultural Literature 3
Select one from the following:
ENG 080 - Topics in Writing 4
ENG 102 - Structure of Modern American English 3
Select one from the following:
ENG 142 - Topics in Early English Texts 3
EDUC 170 - Reading in Content Area 3
Additional courses as required by the School of Education for teacher certification
EDUC 001 - Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 103 - Foundations in Education 3
EDUC 108 - Student Development and Learning Theory 3
EDUC 111 - Education Planning and Assessment 3
EDUC 132 - Methods of Teaching Secondary School 3
EDUC 160 - Advanced Technology 2
EDUC 164 - Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender 3
EDUC 167 - Instruction and Management of Secondary Grades 1
EDUC 168 - Student Teaching Secondary 11
SPED 120 - Introduction to Special Education 3
TOTAL 103-106

2019-2020 Drake University Undergraduate Catalog
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