Theatre Education BA (K-12)

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 learning environments. Lesson planning and classroom management are included in courses and field experiences. A semester-long clinical practice (student teaching) experience is the culminating requirement of the theatre education major.

Mission Statement

The Theatre Education major seeks to prepare graduates with a broad understanding of theatre to succeed professionally in educational, community, and/or professional theatre venues and/or to succeed in graduate theatre programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Teacher candidates with a Theatre Education major will be able to:

  1. Perform effectively as a teacher in grades K-12;
  2. Critically assess a theatre production's relative merits and weaknesses within the global contexts of artistic expression and spiritual significance;
  3. Satisfy proficiently at least ONE of the basic collaborative roles for the production of a play that is at least one-act in length, or longer. The roles graduates may choose from are: director of the play, performer in a major character role of the play, author of the script, lighting designer of the play, scenic designer of the play, or costume designer of the play.

Requirements

FE Includes a Field Experience

Proof of Professional Liability ($1 million) required annually

General Education Core — 63 hours

BUS 2010Financial Stewardship

2

COM 1010Speech Communication

3

EDU 2100Technology for Educators

2

ENG 1020English Composition I

3

ENG 1080English Composition II: Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

3

ENG 2000World Literature

3

ENG 3150English Acquisition (FE-10)

3

 

HIS 1400World Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval World

3

or

HIS 1450World Civilizations: Early Modern and Modern World

3

 

HPE 1500Introduction to Health and Wellness

2

INT 1100Life, Calling, and Purpose

3

 

MAT 1040Concepts of Mathematics

3

 

PHL 2010Introduction to Philosophy

3

or

PHL 3070Ethics

3

 

MUS 1500Fine Arts

3

PSY 2010General Psychology

3

PSY 2500Human Growth and Cognition

3

PSY 3411Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

REL 2000Introduction to Biblical Faith

3

REL 3000Christian Tradition

3

REL 4000Christian Life and Ministry

3

 

SCI 1500Life Science

3

or

SCI 1600Physical Science

3

 

SCI 2600Issues in Science

3

INT 1100: Freshman leadership course requirement. Candidates entering with more than 24 hours are exempt.

Choose one of the following — 3 hours

SOC 2500The Family in Society

3

SOC 3200Social Problems

3

SOC 3300Urban Sociology

3

Major — 30 hours

COM 1000Production Participation and Project Attendance

0

COM 2350Creative Drama (FE-10)

3

COM 2410Acting I: Theory and Practice (FE-10)

2

COM 2420Acting II: Improvisation and Viewpoints

2

COM 2950Script Analysis

1

COM 3400Theatre History and Dramatic Literature

3

COM 3450Playwriting Workshop

2

COM 4030Design and Production for the Stage (FE-10)

3

COM 4040Play Directing (FE-10)

3

COM 422A-FDrama Practicum

1

COM 4600Junior/Senior Seminar in Dramatic Arts

1

COM 4410Modern Drama in Performance

3

COM 4800Senior Project in Communication Studies

1-2

Certification in First Aid and CPR

0

COM 1000: 6 satisfactory semesters

COM 422A-F: 4 hours required

COM 4800: 2 hours required

Professional Secondary Core — 17 hours

EDU 1020Becoming a Teacher (FE-20)

1

EDU 1500Foundations of Education

2

EDU 2825Instructional and Classroom Management Strategies for Performance Based Classes (FE-20)

3

EDU 3410Educational Tests and Measurements

2

EDU 3510Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (FE-20)

3

EDU 4230Methods and Materials for Secondary Education (FE-30)

3

SOC 3270Education in an Urban Culture (FE-10)

3

Enhanced Student Teaching — 12 hours

EDU 4600Student Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 4670Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

1-9

EDU 4730edTPA Seminar

0

Total Credit Hours: 122