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 1310: Intro to Theatre *
THE 1351Fundamentals of Acting 3
THE 1341Stage Make-up 3
or THE 129 Costume Technology I
THE 236Voice and Diction3
or THE 320 Intermediate Acting
THE 212Theatrical Design3
THE 215Stage Technology I3
THE 2355Play Analysis3
THE 340History Of Theatre I3
THE 370Introduction to Theatre Education 3
THE 415Stage Directing I3
THE 440History of Theatre II3
Electives Required15
For the BS: 15 sh upper level (300/400) Theatre electives required (12 sh from the following plus 3 sh of student's choice)
For the BA: 12 sh Foreign Language and then 3 sh upper level (300/400) Theatre electives required
Choose 6 hours from:
THE 315: Stage Dialects
THE 345: Acting Period Styles
THE 445: Projects in Acting
Choose 6 hours from:
THE 310: Design Period Styles
THE 316: Lighting Design I
THE 349: Costume Design I
THE 366: Scenic Design I
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

*This course will satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirements

Other Requirements

Practicum is required in each semester of attendance at Texas A&M University-Commerce unless waived by the Dept. Chair of Theatre

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses required for this major.

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