Teach Others the Art of Expression and Acting

Bring out the best in actors and actresses through teaching theatre to future generations. Our bachelor’s degree in theatre with a teaching emphasis equips you with the skills and knowledge of theatre and instructional methodologies. To teach you must successfully complete at least two TExES examinations (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards); one in the content area and one in the area of pedagogy and professional responsibilities.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

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Theatre (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis :: MINORS

Focus Your Passion

The Department of Theatre offers a bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a teaching emphasis.

Theatre (BA/BS) with Teaching Emphasis

Take your expertise to the classroom and teach future actors, actresses, and other theatrical professionals with this 120-credit hour track. You will develop a high level of competence in your theatrical expression and confidence in effective, engaging instructional abilities.

You might even consider specializing in one of the following three tracks:

Acting/Directing

Enhance your portfolio of audition material that will be used to show your diverse talents you pursue professional theatre employment with this 120-credit hour degree track.

General Theatre

Refine your expressive and creative talents through theatre. With this track, you will expand your experience in a variety of theatrical roles.

Technical Theatre/Design

Bring your creativity from idea to reality by developing physical and digital designs through the use and application of learned theatrical skills with this 120-credit hour track.

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Theatre (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN THEATRE

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Theatre

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Theatre (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

What you will learn

A major in theatre with teacher certification will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding and application of the skills necessary for success in different theatrical roles.
  • Explore various teaching pedagogies and methodologies.
  • Discover instructional strategies that engage all learners.
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Theatre (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis :: Careers

Careers

As a graduate, you will use your theatrical skills and a variety of instructional strategies to engage the next generation of actors, actresses and theatrical professionals in a variety of learning environments.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Theatre Teacher, Elementary and Secondary
$60,580

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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THEATRE (BA/BS) TEACHING EMPHASIS:: Potential Employers

POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

Local ISDs often seek after our graduates. Job placement and satisfaction is ranked highly in our education program. These are just a few examples of districts where our students found employment. Now’s your chance to discover where you belong.

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Theatre (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis :: FEATURED COURSES

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Theatre (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis :: Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery

Courses are offered both online and face-to-face on the main campus in Commerce. Offerings are in the fall and spring semesters, as well as summer terms. Choose from a range of electives to personalize your studies and educational experience.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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