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
Major: Foundation Theatre
THEA 1115Tech Build Crew1
THEA 1116Costume Crew1
THEA 1117Management Crew1
Select two of the following: 26
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
Theatre Block Courses
The following courses are restricted until after the successful completion of the program-specific audition / portfolio and interview process.
THEA 2330Stage Make Up3
THEA 2368Intermediate Acting3
THEA 3365Stage & Theatre Management3
THEA 4366Directing I3
THEA 4387Worksp Chldrns Creative Drama3
Select one of the following:3
Stage Costume Design
Lighting and Sound Design
Scenic Design
Advanced Scenic Design
Stage Lighting
Major: Prescribed Electives
Theatre Electives with a minimum of fifteen advanced hours21
Teaching Certification
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
CISE 4394Creatng Env For Lrng-Secondary3
CISE 4396Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
CISE 4397Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
READ 4378Multiple Literacies in Secondary Education3
Total Hours126
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

Students may take THEA 1332 or THEA 3335 (not both) toward fulfilling this overall 6-hour requirement.

3

Theatre electives with a minimum of fifteen advanced hours.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students must earn a minimum of a 2.75 GPA (overall or in the last 60 hours) to be accepted in to the State Educator Preparation Program.

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.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II13Component Area VI3
Component Area VI3THEA 11161
THEA 11151THEA 1330, 1331, 1332, or 333523
THEA 1330, 1331, 1332, or 333523THEA 233033
THEA 13643THEA 23673
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area IV3
Component Area IX4Component Area V3
THEA 11171Component Area VII3
THEA 33603THEA 236833
Theatre Electives46THEA 336533
 Theatre Advanced Electives43
 18 18
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area VIII3
Component Area VII3CISE 43803
CISE 33843READ 43783
THEA 3334, 3362, 3363, 4330, or 436133THEA 43603
THEA 436633 Theatre Advanced Electives46
THEA 438733 
 19 18
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CISE 43643CISE 43943
CISE 43793CISE 43963
Theatre Advanced Electives46CISE 43973
 12 9
Total Hours: 126
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

Students may take THEA 1332 or THEA 3335 (not both) toward fulfilling this overall 6-hour requirement.

3

The following courses are restricted until after the successful completion of the program-specific audition / portfolio and interview process. 

4

Theatre electives with a minimum of fifteen advanced hours.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students must earn a minimum of a 2.75 GPA (overall or in the last 60 hours) to be accepted in to the State Educator Preparation Program.

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.

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.