Speech and Theatre Education


Speech and Theatre Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: COM 115(3); MED 120(3)

  2. Major Requirements (54 hours)
    Students interested in teaching speech and theatre at the secondary level may choose one of two options: One option emphasizes theatre (see below) and the other emphasizes communication (see Department of Communication). Both options meet state certification requirements for Speech and Theatre Education.

    1. Core: COM 322(3), 532(3), 534(3), 536(2); THE 130(3), 150(2), 151(1), 222(3), 323(3), 430(3); MED 120(3)

    2. Theatre Option: THE 122(3), 224(1), 250(2), 251(1), 255(2), 256(1), 260(2), 261(1), 530(3), 541(3), 542(3); THE 505(3) or 506(3) or 515(3)

    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of THE 491(6).

  3. Professional Education Courses. Note: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.

    1. THE 417(3), THE 490(6), THE 491(6)

    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Program and Secondary Education Requirements section of catalog

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program requirements for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification; as well as the requirements for Secondary Education. Refer to the Teacher Education Program section of the catalog for requirements.

  6. In order to meet Missouri state teacher certification requirements, candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree are required to meet the following grade point average requirements: at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended; at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B; at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area; at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.