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BA in Theatre Arts Education K–12
(83 hours*, including licensure hours)



This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

The theatre arts education K–12 degree program is designed to prepare students to become creative teachers who can meet the educational needs of elementary and secondary school theatre students. The skills the program emphasizes include, but are not limited to, interpersonal communication, social, life, acting, directing, writing, historical/analytical, and design/production skills. In addition to developing highly skilled educators, the program is designed to develop strong directing and production skills in each prospective teacher.

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  1. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  2. A teaching minor is not required for licensure. However, it is strongly recommended.
  3. Complete the following pre-theatre courses with a B grade or better:
    Note: TMA 102 is strongly recommended to enhance media literacy.
  4. Complete the following and be admitted to the licensure program by application during TMA 276 (see the department office, D-581 HFAC.)
      TMA 276 : Exploration of Teaching Theatre. (3:6:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 276 : Exploration of Teaching Theatre. (3:6:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 101 & TMA 160; or TMA 102 & TMA 160; Theatre education major status. FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.

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      Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed before enrollment in TMA 276.
  5. Complete the following foundation courses:
      TMA 115 : From Theatre to Performance Studies: An Introduction. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 115 : From Theatre to Performance Studies: An Introduction. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Theatre arts studies major or minor status; or BFA acting major or acting pre-major status; or theatre education major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Textual analysis of traditional plays. Introduction to performance studies. Ritual, play, performativity, performing, performance processes, and global and intercultural performance.

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      TMA 123 : Acting Fundamentals. (2:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 123 : Acting Fundamentals. (2:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Fundamental acting skills: exercises in perception, objective/action, thought processes, scoring of scripts. Lab required.

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      TMA 236 : Directing Fundamentals. (2:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 236 : Directing Fundamentals. (2:4:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 115 for theatre arts studies majors or minors, or BFA acting majors. Theatre education major or minor status or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Fundamental elements of stage directing, including observation, collaboration, imagination, casting, working with actors, camera, spaces, words, images, rehearsals, and final product. Lab required.

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  6. Complete the following theatre core courses:
      TMA 201 : Dramatic Performance: Antiquity to Renaissance. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 201 : Dramatic Performance: Antiquity to Renaissance. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
      DESCRIPTION: Civilization from Greek antiquity through Renaissance, primarily from perspective of dramatic literature and performance. Ways in which performance functions within particular socioeconomic, political, religious, and aesthetic perspectives.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      TMA 202 : Dramatic Performance: Renaissance to the Present. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 202 : Dramatic Performance: Renaissance to the Present. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Civilization from Renaissance through present, primarily from perspective of dramatic literature and performance. Ways in which performance functions within particular socioeconomic, political, religious, and aesthetic perspectives.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      TMA 260R : Theatre Production 2. (1:0:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 260R : Theatre Production 2. (1:0:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 160 and instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Practical experience in the scene shop, costume shop, and lighting lab. Hands-on training for further production experience.

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      : Theatre Production 2: Costumes.
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      : Theatre Production 2: Make-up/Props/Lighting.
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      : Theatre Production 2: Theatre Education.
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      : Theatre Production 2: Scene Shop.
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      TMA 360R : Theatre Production 3. (1:0:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 360R : Theatre Production 3. (1:0:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 160; and instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Advanced practical experience in specialized shops or backstage experience on realized productions.

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      : Theatre Production 3: Costume/Makeup.
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      : Theatre Production 3: Scenery/Props.
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      : Theatre Production 3: Lights/Sound.
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      : Theatre Production 3: Stage Management.
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      TMA 395 : Dramatic Literature 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 395 : Dramatic Literature 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 115 & TMA 201 & TMA 202; Theatre arts studies major or minor status.
      DESCRIPTION: Survey of dramatic texts, from ancient Greek to today, through Western literary theories, emphasizing performance.

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      TMA 396 : Dramatic Literature 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 396 : Dramatic Literature 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 115 & TMA 201 & TMA 202; Theatre arts studies major or minor status.
      DESCRIPTION: Survey of dramatic texts, from ancient Greek to today, through global literary theories, emphasizing performance.

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      TMA 401 : Contemporary Performance Practices. (2:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 401 : Contemporary Performance Practices. (2:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: TMA 201 & TMA 202 & TMA 395; or TMA 201 & TMA 202 & TMA 396; Theatre arts studies major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Advanced studies in performance theory and practice.

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  7. Complete the following major courses:
  8. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

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        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Adolescent development and its implications for integrated school culture, curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessment.

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        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

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        SC ED 379 : Classroom Management. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 379 : Classroom Management. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
        PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in Sc Ed 377R and 378, or equivalent major courses; Sc Ed 276R or Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Current theory, research, and application in classroom management; creating positive teacher-student and peer relationships; developing optimal learning environments.

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    • Complete 12 hours of one of the following:
        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, year-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

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        : Academic Internship: Social Sciences.
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        : Academic Internship: English.
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        : Academic Internship: Mathematics.
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        : Academic Internship: Biological Sciences.
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        : Academic Internship: Physical Sciences.
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        TMA 476 : Secondary Student Teaching. (12:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        TMA 476 : Secondary Student Teaching. (12:Arr.:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Theatre education major status. Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in TMA 377A, B, C, D.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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