Theatre Education

The Theatre Education program is designed to prepare you for a teaching career in grades K 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 Theatre Education (K-12 Licensure)

This program is designed to prepare a teacher candidate for a career as a theatre teacher in grades K-12.  Field experiences include observation and participation in grades K-12 in public school settings. 

Major courses in Theatre Education include:

COM 1000

Production Participation (6 satisfactory semesters)

0

COM 2350

Creative Drama

3

COM 2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

2

COM 2420

Acting II: Improvisation and Viewpoints

2

COM 2950

Script Analysis

1

COM 3400

Theatre History and Dramatic Literature

3

COM 3450

Playwriting Workshop

3

COM 4030

Design and Production for the Stage

3

COM 4040

Play Directing

3

COM 422 A-F

Drama Production (Acting, Stage Management, Scenery and Props, Costumes and Makeup, Lighting and Sound, Directing)

4

COM 4600

Junior/Senior Seminar in Dramatic Arts

1

COM 4410

Modern Drama in Performance

3

COM 4800

Senior Project in Communication Studies

2

EDU 3510

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Area

3

EDU 4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education

3

Students will also complete a professional secondary core as a minor. 

For more information Theatre Education, contact Prof. Jeff Frame