Skip to content

Department of Communication and Theatre


Bachelor of Science in Education (Speech and Theatre)

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a teaching field in speech communication is a comprehensive program which prepares both theatre and speech students to teach any subject area in theatre or speech (including forensics and debate) in a Kansas high school.  Students must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 and they should contact their advisor to determine the cumulative GPA requirements necessary on all work taken toward the teaching field.  See the core curriculum general education requirements in the General Education section of the university catalog.

OPTION A - TWO TEACHING FIELDS (40 hours)
[Pending**]  
This option requires a second licensure area such as English or Journalism.

Required Courses:
SP 100 Interpersonal Communication (3)
SP 222 Argumentation and Debate (3)
SP 303 Organizational Communication (3)
SP 315 Small Group Communication (3) -OR- SP 312 Theories of Communication (3) 
SP 329 Principles of  Broadcasting (3) 
SP 470 Teaching of Speech and Theatre (3)
SP 572 Directing Forensic Activities (3)

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre (2)
TH 121 Acting I (3)
TH 131 Stagecraft (3)
TH 340 Play Production (3) 
TH 381 Survey of Dramatic Literature (3)
TH 426 Play Directing (3)
TH 472 Theatre Production II (1)

OPTION B - ONE TEACHING FIELD (48 hours):
Required Courses:
40 hours of courses as required in Option A (above).
Elective Courses: The student and advisor will elect an additional 8 semester hours of courses with prefixes of SP or TH.

For more information about this program, contact Kenna Reeves, Departmental BSE Advisor; Stephen E. Catt, Chair, Department of Communication and Theatre; or Jim Bartruff, Director of Theatre, at (620) 341-5256.

Download this document (PDF)

**Revisions pending Spring 2007.