Theatre Education, Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements for Theatre Education Majors (74 credits)

Students are certified to teach Communication Arts at the secondary level. The certification area includes English, theatre, and non-print media. Theatre Education candidates complete 190 hours of assigned fieldwork in observation prior to student teaching. Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires a minimum QPA of 3.00 for formal acceptance into the teacher education program. Application is typically finalized during the sophomore screening process. Teacher certification requires students to complete their student teaching experience and pass Pennsylvania state teacher education tests.

Course requirements include basic requirements (15 credits) plus:

COMM 112Communication Theory

3

 

THEA 230ATheatre Lab

1

Or

THEA 230BTheatre Lab

1

 

THEA 330ATheatre Lab

1

Or

THEA 330BTheatre Lab

1

 

THEA 430ATheatre Lab

1

Or

THEA 430BTheatre Lab

1

 

THEA 241Fundamentals of Acting

3

THEA 247BScenic Design

2

THEA 247CLighting and Sound Design

2

THEA 347Stage Directing

3

 

ENGL 412ATeaching Writing

3

Or

ENGL 412BTeaching Literature

3

ENGL 412A, ENGL 412B: The course selected may fulfill both the requirement for the major and an upper-level Core Curriculum requirement.

Select 6 credits from the following non-print courses:

COMM 231Audio Production

3

COMM 233Video Production I

3

COMM 234Video Production II

3

COMM 237New Communication Technologies

3

COMM VariesNon-print media electives

3

Professional Education Component:

EDUC 000

0

EDUC 005D

1

EDUC 100Introduction to Education

1

EDUC 101Introduction to Education

0.5

PSYC 251Developmental Psychology

3

EDUC 311Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 411AEffective Instructn Secondary/PK-12 Ed?K-12 Education

3

EDUC 414Social Foundations of Education

3

SPED 100Characteristics of Students With Mild?Disabilities

3

SPED 300Curriculum Adaptations

3

SPED 367Behavior and Classroom Management

3

EDUC 442MStudent Teaching Music

8

EDUC 461Meth Assessment/ESL

3

EDUC 311, EDUC 411A, EDUC 414, SPED 367, EDUC 461: Requires upper level screening

SPED 300: Taken with student teaching