Undergraduate 2017-2018

Theatre Arts B.A. – Secondary Teaching Emphasis - Licensure: Drama Theater Arts (Grades 7-12)

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact: David Gene Grapes II, M.F.A., Director

Location: Frasier Hall 105

Telephone: 970.351.2991

Fax: 970.351.4897

Website: www.arts.unco.edu/theatredance

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) Credits

Program Description:

A major in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Teaching provides training for students who have teaching of drama in the secondary school as their career goal. The program cultivates an appreciation and understanding of theatre as part of American society and culture.

A major in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Teaching prepares students to teach drama in grades 7-12.

Program Admission Requirements:

  • The student must apply and be accepted to one of the concentration areas. The student must then complete all of the required courses in the concentration area prior to achieving the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts degree.
  • Information concerning auditions, interviews, or essays for Theatre Arts programs may be requested from the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Northern Colorado, Frasier Hall, Greeley, CO 80639, phone 970.351.2991.

Program Requirements:

  • Any student receiving a grade of “D+” or lower in a course in the required core or concentration area must retake the course until a grade of “C-” or higher is achieved.

  • First semester (non-Design Technology Concentration Area) freshmen do not take THEA 100 Individual Performance in Theatre, but are required to take THEA 100 or THEA 100 all other academic year semesters in residence.

  • Attendance at or involvement in all productions of the Little Theatre of the Rockies is required during residency.

  • The Colorado Commission on Higher Education and this program requires the completion of a yearly assessment process. The assessment, which includes an evaluation of your year’s progress as well as a yearly audition or interview, may be the basis of your continuance in this program area.

  • Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator. 

Degree Requirements — 121 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 6 credits

LAC area 3 — Arts and Humanities

THEA 296History of Theatre I

3

THEA 297History of Theatre II

3

Remaining LAC — 34 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 43 credits

Take all of the following courses:

THEA 135Playscript Analysis

3

THEA 149Orientation to Technology

3

THEA 160Beginning Acting

3

THEA 190Stage Speech

2

THEA 240Beginning Stage Directing

3

THEA 250Stage Make Up I

2

THEA 255Creative Drama

3

THEA 260Scene Study

3

THEA 275Stage Movement I

2

THEA 324Masterpieces in Theatrical Production

2

THEA 340Workshop in Directing I

3

THEA 380Design fundamentals for Secondary Education

3

THEA 440Directing the One-Act Play

3

THEA 160: Must be taken for 3 credits

THEA 240: Must be taken for 3 credits

Complete 8 hours of Individual Performance in Theatre courses:

THEA 100Individual Performance in Theatre

2

THEA 110Performance in a Theatrical Production

2

THEA 492Little Theatre of the Rockies Summer Internship

6

THEA 110: no more than 2 hours can be used to satisfy this requirement

THEA 492: is only taught during the Summer Session and can be taken in lieu of 6 credits of THEA 100.

3. Required PTEP — 38 credits

Phase I (5 credits taken concurrently).

EDFE 110 required semester before; see www.unco.edu/teach/check

STEP 161Observation and Analysis of Secondary Teaching I

2

EDF 366Conceptions of Schooling: Context and Process

3

Phase II (8 credits taken concurrently)

STEP 262Observation and Analysis of Secondary Teaching II

2

EDSE 360Adaptation, Modification, and Integration of Curriculum for the Secondary Exceptional Learner

3

PSY 349Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers

3

Phase III (8-11 credits taken concurrently)

EDFE 120 required semester before.

STEP 363Clinical Experience: Secondary

2

EDRD 340Developing Language and Literacy in the Content Areas

3

ET 449Integrating Technologies into Secondary Education Pedagogy

3

THEA 385Methods of Teaching Drama

3

EDRD 340: maybe taken outside of Phase III

Phase IV (14 credits).

EDFE 130 required semester before.

STEP 464Secondary Student Teaching

1-14

  • Candidates must pass the Praxis or Place test prior to Student Teaching.
  • Candidates may not take extra courses with Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.
  • All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be successfully completed prior to Student Teaching.
  • Student Teaching outside the supervision of UNC Faculty may or may not be approved.
  • Teacher Candidates will not be placed in a school where they were once students or where they have a close relative attending and/or working.
  • Teacher educator and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old.  PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.

 

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, Teaching Emphasis degree program is by interview only.

In addition to fulfilling program procedures and courses requirements, a theatre education emphasis student must have and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in Theatre Arts and a 2.80 GPA for overall University coursework. Failure to do so will result in the students discontinuance from the Theatre Arts/Education emphasis.

All Theatre Education emphasis majors must demonstrate professional promise as a teacher to the satisfaction of the Theatre Arts Faculty.

The Theatre Arts program requires student majors to consult with and be advised by a faculty member teaching in the program.

A teaching minor is highly recommended. Students must remember that in the public schools of the State of Colorado more than half the teaching load must be done in the area of licensure. A student desiring this licensure should be prepared for many additional requirements in content and in methods and observation in the minor field.

This program meets the current licensure requirements of the North Central Association of teachers of drama.

Attendance at or involvements with all productions of the Little Theatre of the Rockies is required during residency.

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education and this program require the completion of a yearly assessment process in this emphasis area. The assessment, which includes an evaluation of your years progress as well as a yearly audition or interview, may be the basis of your continuance in this emphasis area.

Any student receiving a grade of "D" or lower in a course in the emphasis must retake the course until a grade of "C" or better (C- is not acceptable) is achieved.

THEA 385 is a PTEP requirement taken concurrently with STEP 363. Any student receiving a grade of "D" or lower in a course in the emphasis must retake the course until a grade of "C" or better (C- is not acceptable) is achieved.

Students who are in theatre education must apply for admission to the Professional Teacher Education program (PTEP). Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the requirements in the PTEP section of the catalog. It is recommended that application for PTEP be made during the sophomore year, or after completing 30 semester hours of University coursework and no later than the first semester of the junior year. Students must complete the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences PTEP requirements (see Theatre Education advisor).