BSED Four-Year Degree Plan: Theatre

Below is a four-year sample schedule for the Bachelor of Science in Speech and Theatre Education program. This schedule should only serve as a guide and should not replace regular meetings with your advisor. 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.

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

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)

Total hours16
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
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
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
THE 122 The Tools of the Actor 3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1

Second semester (spring)

Total hours17
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
General education - Self-Understanding - Creativity 3
MED 120 Mass Media and Society 3
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
General education - Natural World 4

Third semester (fall)

Total hours18
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
THE 222 Acting Fundamentals 3
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I 2
THE 251 Stagecraft and Construction Lab 1
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General education - Culture and Society - Humanities 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours17
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
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
THE 255 Lighting Design I 2
THE 256 Lighting Lab 1
General education - Science with lab - Natural World 4

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours18
COM 532 Teaching Debate 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
THE 430 Directing I 3
THE 541 Theatre History I 3
General education - Self-Understanding - Humanities 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours17
COM 534 Teaching Individual Events 3
IMT 365 (Course no longer offered. See an advisor for a replacement class.) 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
THE 530 Directing II 3
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
THE 224 Stage Makeup I 1
COM 536 Directing Forensics 2

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours18
THE 323 Acting-Performance and Literature 3
Elective 300+ level 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
THE 260 Costume Construction I 2
THE 261 Costume Construction Lab 1
THE 505 Theatre for Children and Youth
or THE 506 Creative Dramatics
or THE 510 Scripting and Performing
THE 417 Teaching of Speech and Theatre 3

Eighth semester (spring)

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 16-18 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 warnings: COM 322 special section for education majors (Fall); COM/THE 417 (Fall); COM 534 (Spring).