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Speech and Theatre, Bachelor of Science in Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Speech and Theatre (Grades 6-12)

Program description

  • You can elect a concentration in theatre or forensics or both.
  • Our award-winning theatre department has a number of productions each year, offering you valuable experience that will be put to good use in your teaching career.
  • We have an award-winning program, including being the only school in history to win both the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) and National Debate Tournament (NDT) national titles in the same year (2013).

What can you do with this degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Education with a teaching field of Speech and Theatre prepares you to teach speech, theatre, debate, forensics, and radio/television in grades 6-12.

How do you become a teacher in this area through ESU?

The teacher education program available for students wanting to teach at the secondary level – meaning junior high, middle, or high school – is a joint responsibility of this department and the department overseeing middle and secondary education. Learn more about what is involved in becoming a teacher in this area here.

Degree Requirements

See complete degree requirements for Speech and Theatre Education.

Licensure Testing

During the Student Teaching Semester (or before applying for licensure), the student must pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam and content area exam(s).


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Kansas State Department of Education

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King Hall 201G


Campus Box 4033
Emporia, KS 66801