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Department of Communication and Theatre


Bachelor of Science in Education
(Speech & Theatre Teaching Field)

The Bachelor of Science in Education with a teaching field of Speech and Theatre is a comprehensive program which prepares both students to teach speech, theatre, debate, forensics, and radio/televion at the secondary level, grades 6 through 12, in Kansas schools. Students must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75, complete a sequence of required courses, and apply to the Department of Communication and Theatre for official admittance to the program.

See the Professional Education requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education - Secondary Education Major, in the Department of School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Teacher Education section of the catalog.  Please contact Kenna Reeves, Coordinator of Teacher Education for Speech and Theatre at (620) 341-5711 or kreeves@emporia.edu for further information.

OPTION A - Two Teaching Fields

Required Courses (40 hours):
SP 100 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours
SP 222 Argumentation and Debate 3 hours
SP 312 Theories of Communication 3 hours
SP 315 Small Group Communication 3 hours
SP 329 Principles of Radio-TV Broadcasting 3 hours
SP 470 Teaching of Speech 3 hours
SP 572 Directing Forensic Activities 3 hours
TH 101 Introduction to Theatre 3 hours
TH 121 Acting I 3 hours
TH 131 Stagecraft 4 hours
TH 340 Play Production 3 hours
TH 381 Survey of Dramatic Literature 3 hours OR
     TH 382 Modern Drama  3 hours
TH 426 Play Directing 3 hours
TH 472 Theatre Production II 1 hour

OPTION B - One Teaching Field

Required Courses: 40 hours of courses as required by Option A.

Electives (8 hours): The student and advisor will elect an additional 8 semester hours of courses with prefixes of SP or TH.