Students wishing to acquire initial license as Teacher of Communication and Performing Arts can take an Education minor within the B.A. program in Theatre Arts. Students planning to pursue the Secondary Education minor should see the School of Education section of the catalog for requirements for admission to teacher licensure.
To be licensed upon graduating with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, the student must have fulfilled the following:
Theatre Arts Major Requirements
Students must complete 36 credit hours of course work and other experiences following either the acting or technical theatre concentration.
* 300 hours (one full semester) of student teaching practicum in a public or private school. This is obtained by enrolling in the course EDU490 Practicum in Student Teaching in Drama, a 12 semester credits hour course taken in the second semester of the senior year. Placement of the student in a school setting must be coordinated with the Theatre Department’s Secondary Education Coordinator and the university’s School of Education prior to enrolling in this practicum. Additionally, students interested in certification are strongly encouraged to take elective courses in Speech Communication and Dance.