BSED Four-Year Degree Plan: Theatre

Student teaching

During your final semester at Missouri State, you will student teach. Student teaching meetings are held each January for the coming academic year. Attendance is required. You are 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

The below schedule is only one example of a possible degree plan and is provided for informational purposes only. Meet with an advisor early to develop a degree plan that best suits your needs.

During your third semester you should apply for admission into the BSED speech and theatre program. During your fourth semester you should take the CBASE test and apply for admission into the teacher education program. Your second portfolio checkpoint will occur during your seventh semester.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
THE 122 The Tools of the Actor 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1
THE 224 Stage Makeup I 1
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
THE 222 Acting Fundamentals 3
THE 255 Lighting Design I 2
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Life Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I 2
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
THE 430 Directing I 3
COM 532 Teaching Debate 3
THE 323 Acting-Performance and Literature 3
THE 541 Theatre History I 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 534 Teaching Individual Events 3
COM 536 Directing Forensics 2
EDC 350 School and Society 3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
THE 530 Directing II 3
Total hours19

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
THE 260 Costume Construction I 2
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
THE 505 Theatre for Children and Youth
or THE 506 Creative Dramatics
or THE 515 Theatre for Social Change
3
THE 417 Teaching of Speech and Theatre 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

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

Tips for success  

  • Student teaching meetings are held each January for the coming academic year. Attendance is required. You are required to participate in all extra curricular activities with your cooperating teacher to receive the full 12 hours of credit. 
  • This is a comprehensive major with no minor required for this major.   
  • GPA requirements include: 2.5 on all course work; no grade lower than a ā€œCā€ in all professional education courses 
  • Other requirements: MOGEA and MoCA exams 
  • Course offerings: THE 122, THE 323, COM 532 and COM/THE 417 (fall only); COM 534 and COM 536 (spring only) 
  • This is a comprehensive major with no minor required for this major.   
Degree plan last reviewed 07-02-2018.