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

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 students are encouraged to participate in theatre production activities each semester.
  4. In addition to the major requirements, students must also complete a Minor in Education. The Minor requires 21-hours including 6 hours in TH that count toward this requirement. All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4380 and EDST 4381.
  5. Teacher certification students 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 as well as grades of “C” or better in all courses within the Major(s), Teaching Field(s), Certification area(s), and/or in the Education Minor. Students who fail to do so will be advised into another program.
  6. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to: 

Course Requirements 

TH 13543
TH 13643
TH 13653
TH 21111
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
Mathematics Component Code 203
US 11001
TH 23303
TH 33443
TH 33703
Theatre Elective3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
American History Component Code 0606
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or PHIL 2306)3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
TH 33203
TH 33213
TH 43643
TH 43103
TH 43263
TH 43323
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
Advanced Theatre Teacher Certification Electives16
TH 436523
TH 432023
TH 432723
TH 33673
TH 43113
TH 43343
CI 43703
CI 43723
RDG 33233
EDST 43803
EDST 43813
Total Hours: 122

Non-specified advanced TH classes are chosen in consultation with academic advisor.

During the summer between their junior and senior years, B.F.A. Teacher Certification majors take TH 4365, TH 4327, and TH 4320