Dec 13, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Theatre, General, K-12 Education Concentration, B.A.


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Curriculum Requirements


The Theatre Education concentration is offered to prospective theatre educators.  Students engage intensive teacher-training activities that lead to certification for teaching K-12.

1. 120 Semester Hours:


Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. Student must successfully repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades in major courses.  The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.

2. General Education Requirement:


Freshman and sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study. Students must have a ‘C’ or better in ENG 1110  and ENG 1210 .

3. Program Requirements:


5. Additional Requirements


Following the sophomore year, theatre education students must pass the Praxis (PPST) exam and apply to the Teacher Education Program.  Acceptance into the program require the following:

  • 2.2 or greater GPA 
  • C’s or better in GEC English courses (e.g., ENG 1110 ENG 1210 )
  • Interview
  • Writing Sample

Program Notes:


Each major must fulfill the following:

  • Audition for at least one show annually
  • (Performance concentration majors must audition for every show)
  • Work in a technical capacity for at least one show annually
  • Stage manage at least one show before graduating
  • Work with costume or make-up design for at least one show before graduating
  • Attend all workshops

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Theatre, K-12 Education

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Many courses listed in the first year of these plans are specific to this degree program and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University. Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more. 

Fall Semester

+  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

+  MATH 1080  -  Mathematics for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ( 3 )  

+  Science GEC Requirement (3) 

+  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )   or

+  HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

DRAM 3330  -  Theatre Movement ( 1 )  

DRAM 2040  -  Introduction to Acting ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

+  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2070  -  Stage Management ( 1 )  

*  Foreign Language III (3)

+  KIN 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

*  DRAM 2050  -  Voice and Diction ( 3 )   (SI)

UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )   

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

)  EDU 2600  -  Orientation to Teaching ( 3 )  

+  SOCI 2000  -  Global Societies and Human Behavior ( 3 )  

)  EDU 3000  -  Introduction to Educational Psychology ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2030  -  Technical Theatre I ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2110  -  History of the Theatre I ( 3 )  

DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

Spring Semester

+  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

+  Science GEC Requirement (3)

*  DRAM 2060  -  Oral Interpretation ( 3 )  

)  EDU 2800  -  Computer Utilizations in Instructional Technology ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2120  -  History of the Theatre II ( 3 )  

MUSL 1200  OR MUSL 3300   

Note(s):

Following the sophomore year, education students must pass the Praxis I (PPST) exam and apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Acceptance into the TEP requires a 2.5 GPA, a grade of C in required English courses and a recommendation from the Theatre Faculty.

Junior Year

Fall Semester

*  DRAM 3030  -  Introduction to Directing ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2130  -  Dramatic Literature I ( 3 )  

)  EDU 3030  -  Diversity, Pedagogy and Social Change ( 3 )  

)  EDU 3120  -  Inclusive Teaching for Students with Special Needs ( 3 )  

)  EDU 3010  -  Human Growth and Development ( 3 )  

)  EDU 3150  -  Instructional Planning ( 3 )   

Spring Semester

)  DRAM 4110  -  Children’s Drama ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3020  -  Dramatic Literature II  -  3 )  

)  DRAM 3410  -  Advanced Directing ( 3 )  

)  DRAM 4210  -  Theatre Administration ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 4140  -  Afro-American Drama ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2160  -  Introduction to Design for the Theatre ( 3 )  

Senior Year

Fall Semester

*  DRAM 3040  -  Beginning Playwriting ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3050  -  Dramatic Literature III ( 3 )  

)  EDU 3170  -  Assessment of Learning ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

)  EDU 4106  -  Methods and Materials in Dramatic Art ( 3 )  

)  EDU 4206  -  Directed Teaching of Dramatic Art ( 6 )  

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120

Key to symbols used:

(SI) = Speech intensive

(WI) = Writing intensive

= Requires formal admission to the Teacher Education Program

Distribution of Hours

+ General Education Courses- 33

* Core Courses-42

)  Concentration Courses- 43

% Non-Departmental Required Courses- 2

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


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