Speech Communication Education

The Speech Education program is designed to prepare you for a teaching career in grades six through twelve. This program is a collaborative effort between the communication studies department and the School of Education. The School of Education collaborates with area schools to provide you observation and teaching experiences to enhance your learning. Your education experience will culminate in student teaching or enrolling in the fifth year master’s for year-long internship. Please visit the School of Education webpage to learn more about the program.

Academic major:  B.A. in Speech Communication Education (7-12)

Would you enjoy teaching speech, debate, or media in a junior high or high school setting?  If so, the B.A. in Speech Communication Education is for you.  Field experiences include observation and participation in grades 7-12 in public school settings. 

COM 2010

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication

2

COM 2210

Introduction to Mass Media

3

COM 2230

Oral Interpretation

3

COM 2500

Argumentation and Debate

3

COM 2810

Small Group Communication

3

COM 3010

Theories of Communication

3

COM 3070

The Rhetorical Tradition

3

COM 3170

Voice and Articulation

3

COM 4000

Advanced Public Speaking

3

COM 4210

Forensics Practicum

1

EDU 3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

3

EDU 4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

3

Students will also complete a professional secondary core (minor). 

If you would like to know more about Speech Communication Education, contact Dr. Lena Hegi Welch