Oct 27, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Teacher Certification

Student Learning Outcomes

BA in Theatre graduates with teaching certification will demonstrate the following:

Students will

  • Demonstrate written analysis competencies in historical research and script analysis;
  • Communicate historical and cultural dimensions of theatre during a required exit jury with the entire faculty.
  • Communicate and defend their senior capstone project to the entire Theatre faculty;
  • Communicate and defend a cumulative portfolio of their work complete with headshot, resume, and marketing strategy for post-baccalaureate opportunities in graduate school or professional work
  • Communicate visual and aural perceptions of theatre performance during a required exit jury with the entire theatre faculty. The student will use specific examples from their participation in University Theatre productions.

Teacher Certification in Theatre Arts (grades Early Childhood – 12)

All students seeking certification in Theatre Arts should select a Theatre faculty advisor to help them choose appropriate courses and co-curricular activities. Students certifying to teach in Theatre will be required to perform in at least one University Theatre performance and to work design/technical crew in at least one production. A student may receive course credit for working on a University Theatre production.

For information on required professional development courses and other teacher certification requirements, please see the College of Education section of this catalog. Students should also consult the Certification Office of the College of Education for complete and current information about teacher certification requirements.

To qualify to take the TExES (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards), in the field of Theatre, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Make pre-specified acceptable scores on TExES practice tests, or departmental equivalent, and participate in practice test review and analysis session.
  2. Provide official permit with signature of Program Coordinator or designated person for each teaching field on the student’s certification plan.

Students must also qualify to take the Professional Development TExES. 

Degree Requirements

  Sem. Hrs.
  • University Core Curriculum Programs  
  • First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  • Major Requirements (Design/Tech & Acting/Directing)
  • Professional Development
  • Foreign Language Requirements
  • 42
  • (2)
  • 51
  • 27
  • 6
  Total 126 (128)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:

Requirements leading to teacher certification in Theatre Arts are as follows:

Total hours for BA in Theatre: Teacher Certification: 51 sem. hrs.