BA or BS in Theatre Arts, Speech and Drama Certification - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See Common Core requirements.

Required Courses from General Education:

  • Physical Science with a laboratory (4)

Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)

Humanities or Fine Arts:

  • Must include TA103 Basic Principles of Theatre (3).
  • When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
  • When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.

9 hours (BA)


 6 hours (BS)

Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PS, PY, or SO): See guidelines.

3 hours (BA)

 6 hours (BS)

Additional Science with Lab: Biological Science w/ lab (4)

3-4 hours

BA Foreign Language (a single foreign language)

BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines. Must include ED122 Education Technology (2).

6-8 hours

Theatre Arts Requirements (24 Hours)

TA100  Portfolio Review (Capstone) (0)

TA111  Acting I (3)

TA113  Script Analysis (3)

TA211  Acting II (3)

TA245  Oral Interpretation (3)

TA354  Theatrical Design I (3)

TA365  Directing Techniques (3) (Capstone)

TA388  Dramatic Literature and Criticism (3)

One (1) from the following:

TA384  Theatre History I (3)

TA386  Theatre History II (3)

Speech requirements (12 Hours):

CT310  Argumentation and Debate (3)

Electives in Communication (9): At least 3 hours must be at the 300 level.

Professional Education Requirements (31-33 Hours)

ED101  Introduction to Teaching (2)

ED102  Introduction to Teaching Practicum (1)

ED122  Education Technology (2) [if not taken in Tier Two]

ED370ST  The Teaching of Speech and Theatre in High School (3)

ED453  General Methods Teaching (2) 

ED454  Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)        

ED462  Supervised Student Teaching (Capstone) (10)

ED471  Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (2)

PY210  Educational Psychology (3)

PY223  Developmental Psychology (3)

PY342  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)

PY343  Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)

Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)