Speech Communication/Theatre Arts Childhood Education (BA)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Teacher Education
HEGIS Number: 1506

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Course Descriptions
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Speech Communication/Theatre Arts Childhood BA


Major Discipline Requirements


Required Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Courses

SPCH101Oral Communication in Contemporary Society 
SPCH182Voice and Diction 
TA210History of Theatre 
TA211Basic Acting 
SPCH303Ethics & the Freedom of Speech 

Speech Communication/Theatre Arts

Choose one of the following
SPCH490Independent Research 
TA490Independent Research 

III. Speech Communication/Theatre Arts Electives


Students must concentrate in either Speech Communication or in Theatre Arts and complete at least twelve of their eighteen elective credits in the Concentration that they have declared. (A total of 12 credits of Speech Comm/TA coursework must be at the 300-level or higher.)


Education Course Requirements


Foundation Sequence

EDUC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
EDUC268Teaching the Linguistically Diverse Student and Mainstream Classes 
EDUC280Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers 
PSY215Human Development I: Infancy/Childhood 
EDUC283Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 
MATH271Topics in Foundational Mathematics 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 

Professional Education Sequence

EDUC323Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education: Mathematics 
EDUC369Early Language & Literacy for English Only and English Language Learners (EO's & ELLs) 
EDUC370Content Area Literacy Instruction For Mainstream English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs), Grades 2-6 
EDUC390Elementary Curriculum & Methods I: Learning Goals and Assessments Across Curriculum 
EDUC392Elementary Curriculum & Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Management Across Curriculum 

Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar

EDUC431Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 1 - 3 
EDUC432Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 4 - 6 


NOTE: Although Speech Communication students may take as much Theatre Arts practica as they please, no more than 6 credits of Theatre Arts practica may be applied toward the fulfillment of the Speech Communication Concentration; however, Theatre

Arts students may apply 9 credits of Theatre Arts Practica toward the fulfillment of the Theatre Arts Concentration. Theatre Arts practica courses currently include TA215-19.

*All Speech Comm/TA majors must take SPCH 101 as a Prereq for completion of the Major.

Majors in Speech Communication/Theatre Arts must fulfill their General Education Requirements in a discipline other than their major.