Oct 03, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Teaching Licensure

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In addition to general education and theatre and dance requirements, students desiring PreK-12 teaching licensure in theatre must complete eight credits of additional course work in education and psychology and 12 credits of student teaching. Within the major requirements, students interested in licensure must complete 12 hours of theatre education courses as part of their theatre education concentration. It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. For a complete description of admission and retention policies and procedures for teacher education, refer to the College of Education .

Students seeking licensure are encouraged to consult regularly with the program adviser of theatre education. The undergraduate degree leading to licensure must include the following minimum requirements in theatre:

  • Theatre education concentration requirements (12 credits)
  • All theatre major core requirements (8 credits)
  • All theatre major non-concentration requirements (25 credits)
  • Directing to fulfill the major performance requirement (3 credits)

The following is a list of the required courses leading to PK-12 theatre licensure and a suggested sequence of when each may be taken. The first four theatre courses are concentration requirements; THEA 355  fulfills the performance requirement for the major and Virginia teacher licensure.

Required Theatre Courses

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Total: 20 Credit Hours

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