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    North Carolina Central University
  Feb 23, 2018
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

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. 125 Semester Hours:

Complete a minimum of 125 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:

Non-departmental requirements:

MUSL 1200  or MUSL 3300  - Piano Class I (2)

* Course may be used to fulfill a GEC Requirement

+ Course must be completed in addition to a GEC Requirement

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

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