Theatre B.A./B.S. – Secondary Teacher Certification

Secondary and All-Level Education

For more information see: Secondary and All-Level Education. The Theatre major prepares students for careers in acting, design and technology, production, management and teaching. Students receiving Theatre teacher certification obtain pedagogy and educational professional development course work through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The student should obtain advising from both the advisor in Theatre and from a Curriculum and Instruction faculty mentor. Students with bachelor’s degrees who want to teach should consult the Graduate Catalog for requirements leading to certification.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
6 sh of practicum courses THE 109, THE 209, THE 309,THE 4096
THE 1310GLB/US-Intro to Theatre3
THE 211GBL/Oral Interpretation3
THE 213Fund of Acting3
THE 215Technical Theatre3
THE 311GLB/Readers Theatre3
or THE 445 Projects in Acting
THE 340US HISTORY OF THEATRE I3
THE 415Stage Directing3
THE 440US-History Theatre II3
THE 480Lyric Theatre3
THE 489Independent Study4
or THE 490 H Honors Thesis
or THE 495 Senior Theatre Project
Two courses from:6
Lighting Theatre
Costume Design
Intro Scene Design
Electives Required
Electives required to meet minimum 8
Secondary Certification Professional Development Course Requirements
SED 300Teaching Profession3
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
RDG 380Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools3
ETEC 424Integrating Tech into Curricul3
Residency Semester
SED 400Pedagogy and Classroom Management in Field-based Environments3
SED 401Technology Infused Curriculum and Assessment in Field-based Environments3
SED 404Secondary Teaching Practicum3
SED 405Secondary Residency in Teaching6
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses required for this major. Twelve semester hours of advanced major courses must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Enrollment in practicum is required each semester of attendance at A&M-Commerce Theatre.