Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (EC-12 Theatre Certification)

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826): 
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 42 sch         Required Minor: 26 sch

DRAMA.BA            CIP Code: 50.0501.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

Required Drama Courses
DRAM 1312Rehearsal and Production I (taken two times)4
DRAM 1321Script Reading (taken two times)2
DRAM 2113Stagecraft I3
DRAM 2213Performance I3
DRAM 2312Rehearsal and Performance II (taken two times)4
DRAM 2433Theatrical Makeup3
DRAM 3312Rehearsal and Performance III (taken two times)4
DRAM 3423Drafting for the Stage3
DRAM 3461Stage Management1
DRAM 3473The Theatre and Its Drama: Before 17153
DRAM 3483The Theatre and Its Drama: Since 17153
DRAM 3523Play Directing3
DRAM 4403Scenic Design3
or DRAM 4413 Costume Design
or DRAM 4423 Stage Lighting
DRAM 4603Summer Stock3
Total SCHs42

Other Requirements

Foreign Language6
Electives (Drama or Related Studies)4
Total SCHs10

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching6
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Total SCHs26

Proposed changes in areas and levels of Texas teaching certificates by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) will result in major changes in teacher education programs throughout the State. Information in this catalog reflects current programs.

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
DRAM 1312Rehearsal and Production I DRAM 11202
DRAM 1321Script Reading 1
DRAM 2113Stagecraft I DRAM 13303
DRAM 2213Performance I DRAM 13513
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
DRAM 1312Rehearsal and Production I DRAM 11202
DRAM 1321Script Reading 1
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy MATH 13323
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
DRAM 2312Rehearsal and Performance II DRAM 21212
DRAM 2433Theatrical Makeup DRAM 13413
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
DRAM 2312Rehearsal and Performance II DRAM 21212
DRAM 3423Drafting for the Stage 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Social/Behavioral Science Core (GP)3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 SCHs 17
Third Year
FallTCCN
DRAM 3312Rehearsal and Performance III 2
DRAM 3473The Theatre and Its Drama: Before 1715 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
Related Studies: Foreign Lanugage3
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
DRAM 3312Rehearsal and Performance III 2
DRAM 3483The Theatre and Its Drama: Since 1715 3
DRAM 3461Stage Management 1
DRAM 3523Play Directing 3
Drama Elective3
Related Studies: Foreign Language3
 SCHs 15
SummerTCCN
DRAM 4603Summer Stock 3
 SCHs 3
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
DRAM 4403, 4413, or 4423Scenic Design 3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.