May 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Teacher Certification

Student Learning Outcomes

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

Students will

  • Communicate historical and cultural dimensions of Theatre during a required exit jury with the Theatre faculty.
  • Communicate competencies in historical research and script analysis during a required exit jury with the Theatre faculty.
  • Communicate visual and aural perceptions of Theatre performance during a required exit jury with the 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. 

For information on required professional development courses and other teacher certification requirements, please see the 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.
  1. University Core Curriculum Programs  
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements (Design/Tech or Acting/Directing)
  4. Professional Development
  5. Foreign Language Requirements





Total 126 (128)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars

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 hrs.