Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Theatre (Teacher Certification in Theatre, Early Childhood Through Grade 12)

Minimum required: 125 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. An all-level (EC-12) teacher certification in the theatre program consists of a minimum of 41 semester hours, with at least 24 hours advanced.
  3. All theatre majors are encouraged to participate in theatre production activities each semester.
  4. In addition to the major requirements, students must also complete 21 hours of professional sequence courses through the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4380 and EDST 4381.
  5. Teacher certification majors in Theatre must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, a major GPA of 2.75, and a GPA of 2.75 in all required education courses. Students who fail to do so will be advised into another program.  

Course Requirements 

FreshmanHours
TH 13503
TH 13543
TH 13643
TH 13653
TH 21111
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
MATH 1315, 1319, 2417, or 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3
US 11001
 32
SophomoreHours
TH 23303
TH 33443
TH 33703
Theatre Elective3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
 30
JuniorHours
TH 33203
TH 33213
TH 43643
TH 43103
TH 43323
TH 4330G3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
CI 43323
CI 33253
 30
SeniorHours
TH 436513
TH 4330H13
TH 432013
TH 33673
TH 33433
TH 43343
CI 43703
CI 43433
RDG 33233
EDST 43803
EDST 43813
 33
Total Hours: 125
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During the summer between their junior and senior years, B.F.A. Teacher Certification majors take TH 4365, TH 4330H, and TH 4320