Three and One Half Year Degree Plan: BSED Theatre

Below is a three-and-a-half year sample schedule for the theatre option in the Bachelor of Science in Speech and Theatre Education degree. This program can be completed in ten semesters. This schedule should only serve as a guide and should not replace regular meetings with your advisor.

Student teaching

Student teaching meetings are held each January for the coming academic year. Attendance is required. You are also required to participate in all extracurricular activities with your cooperating teacher to receive the full 12 hours of credit

* Classes denote BSED major requirements

Sample schedule

Be sure to verify your schedule with the projected course offerings.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
CSC 101 (Course no longer offered. See an advisor for a replacement class.) 1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
THE 222 Acting Fundamentals 3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours19
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
General Education Requirement- Self Understanding - Creativity 3
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
General education Natural World - Science 4
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
THE 125 Voice and Movement for the Stage 2
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics or higher 3
MED 120 Mass Media and Society 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I 2
THE 251 Stagecraft and Construction Lab 1
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
General education - Natural World - Science w/ lab 4
THE 323 Acting-Performance and Literature 3
THE 224 Stage Makeup I 1

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
THE 255 Lighting Design I 2
THE 256 Lighting Lab 1
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
EDC 350 School and Society 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
General Education - Self Understanding - Humanities 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
COM 532 Teaching Debate 3
THE 430 Directing I 3
THE 541 Theatre History I 3
THE 417 Teaching of Speech and Theatre 3
THE 505 Theatre for Children and Youth
or THE 506 Creative Dramatics
or THE 515 Theatre for Social Change
3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
COM 534 Teaching Individual Events 3
IMT 365 (Course no longer offered. See an advisor for a replacement class.) 3
THE 530 Directing II 3
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
COM 536 Directing Forensics 2
THE 260 Costume Construction I 2
THE 261 Costume Construction Lab 1

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
General Education - Culture and Society - Humanities 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Tenth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours12
THE 490 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Speech and Theatre) 6
THE 491 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Speech and Theatre) 6

The suggested course sequencing is 15-18 hours per semester.

GPA Requirements include: 2.5 GPA on all course work; at least a 2.5 GPA in the certificate subject area and in any additional subject area; at least a 2.5 GPA and no grade lower than a “C” in all professional education courses. Other Requirements include: CBASE and PRAXIS exams; Completion of Portfolio Checkpoints I, II, and III. Periodicity warning: COM 322 special section for education majors (Fall); COM/THE 417(Fall); COM 534 (Spring); COM 536 (Spring).