B.F.A in Theatre with Teacher Certification
This program prepares students for teacher certification in Texas from Early Childhood through 12th grade (EC-12). Students planning to teach will receive well-rounded training in all areas of theatre in order to successfully pass all their certification exams and teach a wide range of theatre classes at the middle school and high school level. Students will get an introduction to history, analysis, acting, directing, design, and stage management. Students will take theatre pedagogy courses with outreach elements in public schools as well. Teacher Certification students can audition and be in productions, design, and stage manage in their time in the department. Teacher Certification students also get experience as Teaching Artists which can help when working educational outreach with professional theatre companies.
All students must have a GPA ≥ 2.75 overall and in their program area; GPA includes transfer courses as well as those taken at SHSU. Students must receive Cs in Theatre and Education classes, or have to retake them.
The BFA in Theatre with Teacher Certification requires coursework in both Theatre and Education, which usually means an extra 1-2 semesters for Methods and Student Teaching. The College of Education courses, the Professional Block and the Methods Block, detail and guide students in the certification process, including EPP and TK20. College of Education also administers all practice exams and certification exams. The Theatre Teacher Certification Coordinator approves all practice exam passage/benchmarks before students can continue to content exams.