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.

Requirements
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.

Theatre K-12 Licensure


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 – 210Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
or
PSY – 310Psychology of Children and Adolescents (3 cr.)
PSY – 312Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)

Theatre Concentration Courses

DAN – 159Movement Improvisation (2 cr.)
THE – 101Performance Practica (varied course cr.)
or
THE – 102Performance Practica (1 cr.)
THE – 103Production Practica (varied course cr.)
or
THE – 104Production Practica (1 cr.)
THE – 105Front of House Practica (varied course cr.)
or
THE – 106Front of House Practica (1 cr.)
THE – 114Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
THE – 150Voice and Articulation (3 cr.)
THE – 214Creative Dramatics (3 cr.)
THE – 224Acting I (3 cr.)
THE – 245Stagecraft (3 cr.)
THE – 246Lighting and Sound (3 cr.)
THE – 247Costume and Makeup (3 cr.)
THE – 316History of Theatre Classic-Romance (3 cr.)
THE – 317History of Theatre Modern-Contemporary (3 cr.)
THE – 350Modern Drama (3 cr.)
or
ENG – 355Shakespeare (3 cr.)
or
ENG – 356Shakespeare (3 cr.)
THE – 370Playwriting (1 cr.)
THE – 425Directing (3 cr.)
THE – 490Project: Area of Specialization (varied course cr.)
THE – 496Seminar in Musical Theatre (3 cr.)

Professional Education Requirements for Theatre (K-12) Licensure – 28 hours

Professional Education, General
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, Methods
THE – 735Methods of Teaching Theatre (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Internship – last semester of teacher education program
EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

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