Requirements for Teacher Certification in Theatre
Students pursuing the B.A. degree may complete requirements for teacher certification in theatre. This course sequence requires 36 semester hours.

The following courses (36 hours) are required:
THEA 1101 – Theatre Activities: Sceneries and Properties
THEA 1102 – Theatre Activities: Lighting and Sound
THEA 1103 – Theatre Activities: Costume and Makeup
*THEA 1303 – Introduction to Theatre
THEA 2101 – Rehearsal and Production: Acting
THEA 2102 – Rehearsal and Production: Directing
THEA 2103 – Rehearsal and Production: Stage Management
THEA 2307 – Acting I
THEA 3300 – Stage Makeup
THEA 3302 – Scene Design
THEA 3303 – Stage Lighting
THEA 3307 – Acting II
THEA 4305 – Fundamentals of Play Directing
THEA 4306 – Theatre History I
THEA 4307 – Theatre History II
THEA 4361 – Practicum in Theatre

* Three hours are included in the general education core curriculum.

Professional Education – Theatre
In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching strategies, classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 2301 – Introduction to Teaching and before taking further professional education courses.

The following courses are required for the Professional Education sequence:
EDIT 4332 – Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
EDLI 4325 – Developing Reading, Study and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level
EDUC 2301 – Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education
EDUC/SOCI 3313 – Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
EDUC 3302 – Instructional Strategies and Practices
EDUC 4313 – Classroom Management
EDUC 4318 – Becoming a Teacher
EDUC 4328 – Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School
EDUC 4663 – Secondary Student Teaching