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Theatre / Licensure

The K-12 theatre teacher licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of K-12 students studying theatre. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

To complete the teacher education program and earn licensure in theatre for grades K-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and their chosen major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.

From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:

Humanities and Social Sciences

PSY-210 - Life Span Developmental Psychology (3.00 cr.)

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PSY-310 - Psychology of Children and Adolescents (3.00 cr.)

PSY-312 - Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3.00 cr.)

SOC-335 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3.00 cr.)

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EDU-345 - Language Minorities in Public Schools (3.00 cr.)

Concentration in Major

DAN-159 - Movement Improvisation (2.00 cr.)

THE-101 - Performance Practica (1.00 cr.)

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THE-102 - Performance Practica (1.00 cr.)

THE-103 - Production Practica (1.00 cr.)

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THE-104 - Production Practica (1.00 cr.)

THE-105 - Front of House Practica (1.00 cr.)

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THE-106 - Front of House Practica (1.00 cr.)

THE-114 - Introduction to Theatre (3.00 cr.)

THE-150 - Voice and Articulation (3.00 cr.)

THE-214 - Creative Dramatics (3.00 cr.)

THE-224 - Acting I (3.00 cr.)

THE-245 - Stagecraft (3.00 cr.)

THE-246 - Lighting and Sound (3.00 cr.)

THE-247 - Costume and Makeup (3.00 cr.)

THE-316 - History of Theatre Classic-Romance (3.00 cr.)

THE-317 - History of Theatre Modern-Contemporary (3.00 cr.)

THE-350 - Modern Drama (3.00 cr.)

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ENG-355 - Shakespeare (3.00 cr.)

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ENG-356 - Shakespeare (3.00 cr.)

THE-370 - Playwriting (3.00 cr.)

THE-425 - Directing (3.00 cr.)

THE-490 - Project: Area of Specialization (1.00 cr.)

THE-496 - Seminar in Musical Theatre (3.00 cr.)

Professional Education Requirements

Professional Education, Methods

THE-735 - Methods of Teaching Theatre (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, General

EDU-232 - Schools and Social Change (3.00 cr.)

EDU-234 - Teaching and Learning (3.00 cr.)

EDU-305 - Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-434 - Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-436 - Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Internship - last semester of teacher education program

EDU-460 - Colloquium in Education (3.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU-490 - Observation and Directed Teaching (9.00 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)


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At Meredith College, Rimsha Afzal, ’15, was able to pursue both of her passions: theatre and biology. Encouraged by her professors, Rimsha took on multiple roles in plays, leadership, and challenging internships, becoming even stronger in the process.


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Steven Roten
Associate Professor of Theatre
134 Jones Hall
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(919) 760-8719