Share your Love of Performing

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.

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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:


Enhance your portfolio of audition material that will be used to show your talents as 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.

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Theatre

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Real-World Experience

Produce, direct and perform in our two theatrical spaces: A 60+ seat studio theatre and a 300+ seat main stage theatre to create a real-life atmosphere.

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Play the Lead

Take center stage as you explore your theatrical creativity and talents through our hands-on learning program.

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Career Readiness

Confidence and expertise are what you will develop during your fieldwork as you work with veteran theatre educators in local learning environments.

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Learn from Experts

Collaborate with our acclaimed faculty as you investigate the history and theory of theatre and the innovative parts of theatre.

What you will learn

Majoring 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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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
$ 77,280

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022


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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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.

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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