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In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the academic program and the speech and theatre disciplines, this major focuses on preparing students for careers in speech and theatre education with a program leading to secondary certification (grades 9-12) by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A concentration in Speech/Theatre is also available as part of the Middle Childhood Education major for those interested in teaching at the middle school level (grades 5-9).

All candidates for Missouri State Teacher Certification must be formally admitted into the Teacher Education program at Missouri Baptist University. No student will be allowed to student teach unless he or she has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education program prior to applying to student teach.

  • Professional, community, religious, technical and children’s theatre
  • Middle & high school teacher
  • Forensics/Debate coach
  • Public speaking coach
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Scriptwriter/Editor
  • Playwright
  • Stage Manager

Required Theatre courses: 18 hours
THEA 113 Acting I
THEA 223 Acting II
THEA 213 Stage Make-up
THEA 233 Stagecraft
THEA 313 History of Theatre I
THEA 323 History of Theatre II
THEA 333 Directing

Required Communications courses: 18 hours
COMM 103 Speech Communications*
COMM 203 Understanding Human Communications
COMM 233 Cross Cultural Communications*
COMM 313 Applied Public Speaking
COST 333 Argument and Debate
COMO 403 Oral Interpretation of Literature

Elective Courses from either Communications or Theatre: 3 hours
COMM 153 Appreciation of Film*
COMM 223 Introduction to Mass Media*
COMM 333 Small Group Communication
COMT 353 Convergent Media
MUCS 111/311 Theatre Production
MUTS 131/331 Musical Theatre Production
THEA 101 Theatre Media
THEA 123 Script Analysis
THEA 243 Dance I
THEA 343 Dance II
THEA 363 Acting III
THEA 413 Tools of the Actor: Voice and Movement
THEA 423 Theatrical Costuming
THEA 433 Stage Management
THEP 111/311 Theatre Production
THEP 131/331 Drama Troupe – In Charactre
THEP 471-476 Theatre Internship
THMU 323 Singing Actor
THMU 353 Musical Theatre History

Required Speech/Theatre Education: 3 hours
EDST 473/5731 Methods of Teaching Speech and Theatre in
Grades 5-12: Seminar and Field Experience

Total hours for Major in Speech/Theatre: 45

*Also satisfies general education requirement
1See the catalog section on Senior Permission for information on
earning graduate credit for this course.

It is recommended that students take RPHI 203 Introduction to Logic to satisfy the Humanities General Education requirement.

THEA 113 Acting I

THEA 223 Acting II

THEA 213 Stage Make-Up

THEA 233 Stagecraft

THEA 313 History of Theatre I

THEA 323 History of Theatre II

THEA 333 Directing

COMM 153 Appreciation of Film

COMM 223 Introduction to Mass Media

COMM 203 Understanding Human Communications

COMT 353 Convergent Media

MUCS 111 Theatre Production

MUCS 311 Theatre Production

THEP 111 Theatre Production

THEP 311 Theatre Production

THEA 101 Theatre Media

THEA 123 Script Analysis

THEP 131 Drama Troupe - In Charactre

THEP 331 Drama Troupe - In Charactre

THEA 243 Dance I

THEA 343 Dance II

THEA 363 Acting III

THEA 413 Tools of the Actor: Voice and Movement

THEA 423 Theatrical Costuming

THEA 433 Stage Management

THEP 471 Theatre Internship

THEP 472 Theatre Internship

THEP 473 Theatre Internship

THEP 474 Theatre Internship

THEP 475 Theatre Internship

THEP 476 Theatre Internship

THMU 323 Singing Actor

THMU 353 Musical Theatre History

EDST 473 Methods of Teaching Speech and Theatre in Grades 5 - 12

EDUC 210 Field Experience I Seminar

EDCL 211 Teaching Field Experience I

EDPS 383 Psychology of Teaching and Learning

EDUC 213 Foundational Perspectives of Education

EDUC 301 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development

EDUC 303 Methods of Teaching

EDUC 373 Technology and Instructional Media

PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development

PSYC 343 Adolescent Psychology

EDUC 410 Field Experience II Seminar

EDCL 411 Teaching Field Experience II

EDPS 453 The Exceptional Child

EDRD 423 Integration of Literacy in the Content Areas

EDUC 401 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development

ETOP 423 Classroom and Behavior Management

ESCL 476 Student Teaching: Secondary School

EDST 473 Methods of Teaching Speech and Theatre in Grades 5 - 12: Seminar and Field Experience

EDUC 471 Student Teaching Seminar

All degree plans reflect the new Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification rules which take effect August 1, 2017. Candidates able to complete all requirements for graduation and certification by July 31, 2017, may opt to finish under the outgoing compendium requirements.

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCA) for each area of certification sought; 4) and the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) (completed during student teaching).

For information related to the Teacher Education Program, please contact:

Ms. Kathleen C. Wendt
Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Office: FLD-312
Phone: 314-392-2324
Email: kathleen.wendt@mobap.edu