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Majors and More

Majors and More

Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Teacher Certification (K-12)

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Teacher Certification (K-12) 
General Education Courses   Semester hours
ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills  

15

Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 & CRTW 201 Composition; Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills See approved list

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
 MATH, CSCI, Foreign Languages, PHIL 220, SPCH 201  

6

   Technology Requirement Met in major with EDCO 305

0

   Oral Communication Met in major with THRA 120

0

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines

3

HMXP 102 The Human Experience

3

Global Perspectives Met in major with THRT 210

0

Historical Perspectives Met in major with THRT 385

0

Developing Critical Skills and Applying them to Disciplines

13

Social Science 6 hours met in major with EDUC 200 and with Constitution requirement

0

Humanities and Arts (2 designators) See approved list; 6 hours met in major with THRA 120 and THRT 386; must have 3 additional hours not THRA or THRT.

3

Natural Science See approved list; must include at least one lab

7

    Intensive Writing Met in major with THRT 386

0

   Constitution Requirement    
ECON 103 or PLSC 201 Intro to Pol Econ or American Govt

3

Theatre Major Courses (C or better in each course required.)

54

THRT 110 Introduction to Design for Theatre

3

 
THRT 115 Introduction to Production

3

 
THRT 210 Script Analysis

3

 
THRT 385 Theatre History and Literature I

3

 
THRT 386 Theatre History and Literature II

3

 
THRA 120 Acting I

3

 
THRA 180 Technical Theatre Practicum: Running Crew

0

 
THRA 220 Voice and Movement for the Actor

3

 
THRA 320 Acting II

3

 
THRA 330 Stage Management

3

 
THRA 331 Directing I

3

 
THRA 431 Directing II

3

 
THED 212 Creative Drama

3

 
THED 342 Theatre for Youth

3

 
THED 345 Exploring K-12 Theatre Education

3

 
THED 391 Principles of Teaching Theatre

3

 
 
Nine hours selected from

9

THRA 160 Stage Make-up

3

 
THRA 260 Stagecraft

3

 
THRA 261 Stage Lighting

3

 
THRA 361 Costuming

3

 
THRA 378 Technical Theatre Practicum: Scene Studio

1

 
THRA 379 Technical Theatre Practicum: Costume Studio

1

 
Professional Education Sequence  

30

EDUC 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

 
EDUC 200** Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

 
EDUC 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

 
EDUC 400** Internship I: Culture and Climate

1

 
EDUC 403 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction, Secondary and K-12

10

 
EDUC 410** Education in a Democracy

2

 
EDCO 201** Literacy and the English Language Learner

2

 
EDCO 202** Supporting the Student w/ Disabilities in the General Ed Classroom

2

 
EDCO 203** Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom

1

     
EDCO 305** Technology in the Classroom

2

     
EDCO 306** Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom

2

     
EDCO 350** Analyzing Classroom Climate

1

     
EDCO 351** Establishing Positive Classroom Climate

1

Electives  

8

Total  

124

**C or better must be earned and cannot be taken on the S/U basis.

In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program, which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Student Academic Services in the College of Education.

Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program.  For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

Theatre Education students may have to travel farther than students in other content areas for their field experience and/or internship because there are a limited number of theatre education programs with certified teachers in school districts surrounding the Winthrop University campus. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and the Department of Theatre and Dance work together to place students with mentor teachers in appropriate theatre education programs.Please consider the need to travel, relocate, and/or make special housing arrangements during the field experience and/or internship semesters.

The department offers the Internship I placement during the fall semester only, requiring students to complete the Internship II placement during the following spring semester. Students should plan their academic progress carefully in conjunction with faculty supervisors.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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