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Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
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Theatre, Theatre Education (K-12) Concentration, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre with a Concentration in Theatre Education prepares students for K-12 Theatre Education licensure in North Carolina.  It is designed for students who wish to become theatre teachers in public schools. 

Additional Admission Requirements

Students wishing to pursue licensure are admitted as Theatre majors and should contact the Arts Education Specialist as soon as possible for advising.  A decision later than Freshman year to seek licensure may result in a delayed graduation date. 

After submitting the Application to Teacher Education, students may be admitted to the Theatre Education program.  Once admitted to the Concentration in Theatre Education and the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education, the Concentration in Theatre Education is added to students’ records and they progress with upper-level coursework. 

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (34 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program .  Both Writing Intensive (W) courses and the Oral Communications (O) course are fulfilled by courses in the major.

Foreign Language Courses (8 credit hours)

Select two semesters of the same foreign language  with course numbers such as 1201 and 1202, or at least three years of the same language in high school.

Production and Performance Practica Courses (4 credit hours)

Theatre History Courses (6 credit hours)


* Students are required to register for THEA 1600 every semester, except the semester they are student teaching. 

Degree Total = 121-133 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

All major coursework must be completed with grades of C or above and a minimum GPA of 2.75.  A GPA of 2.75 is required to apply for student teaching. 

Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at

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