Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Theatre With Teaching Certification

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Theatre with Teaching Certification
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Theatre Major
Major core
THEA 1115Tech Build Crew1
THEA 1116Costume Crew1
THEA 1117Management Crew1
Select two of the following:6
Intro to Scenic Technology
Intro to Lighting Technology
Intro to Costume Technology (or)
Costume Construction
THEA 1364Beginning Acting3
THEA 2367Play Analysis3
THEA 3360History Of The Theatre I3
THEA 4360History Of The Theatre II3
THEA 4366Directing I3
Additional required courses
THEA 2330Stage Make Up3
THEA 2368Intermediate Acting3
Select one of the following:3
Stage Costume Design
Lighting and Sound Design
Scenic Design
Advanced Scenic Design
Stage Lighting
THEA 3365Stage & Theatre Management3
THEA 4387Worksp Chldrns Creative Drama3
Theatre Electives with a minimum of fifteen advanced hours21
Teaching Certification
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
CISE 4394Creatng Env For Lrng-Secondary3
CISE 4396Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
CISE 4397Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
Total Hours126

Notes

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum GPA in all Education coursework (SHSU and cumulative).

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

Students must earn cumulative 2.0 minimum GPA in all Theatre coursework. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II13Component Area VI3
Component Area VI3THEA 11161
THEA 11151THEA 1330, 1331, 1332, or 33353
THEA 1330, 1331, 1332, or 33353THEA 23303
THEA 13643THEA 23673
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area IV3
Component Area IX4Component Area V3
THEA 11171Component Area VII3
THEA 33603THEA 23683
Theatre Electives6THEA 33653
 Theatre Advanced Electives3
 18 18
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area VIII3
Component Area VII3CISE 43783
CISE 33843CISE 43803
THEA 3334, 3362, 3363, 4330, or 43613THEA 43603
THEA 43663 Theatre Advanced Electives6
THEA 43873 
 19 18
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CISE 43643CISE 43943
CISE 43793CISE 43963
Theatre Advanced Electives6CISE 43973
 12 9
Total Hours: 126

Notes

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum GPA in all Education coursework (SHSU and cumulative).

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

Students must earn cumulative 2.0 minimum GPA in all Theatre coursework. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BFA in Theatre With Teaching Certification is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Prepare course content appropriate to encourage the growth of students through high school.  This includes writing lessons according to TEKS standards.  Students also lead lessons in the public schools. 
  • Time management.
  • Acquire skills in at least two of the following areas: performance, directing, sets, costumes, lights or sound that will benefit the practical productions required by high school teachers as part of their jobs outside of the classroom.
  • Work with others from a variety of backgrounds with various skill levels.
  • Creative problem solving.