Oct 19, 2021
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.
General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)
For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program . Note that both Writing Intensive (W) courses and the Oral Communications (O) course are fulfilled by courses in the major.
Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)
All students who earn a degree within the College of Arts + Architecture are required to demonstrate proficiency in the language of their choice through the 1202 level. Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
- Completing the required coursework at UNC Charlotte
- Completing three years of the same foreign language in high school through level three
- Achieving a satisfactory score on the foreign languages placement test (in Spanish, French, or German)
- Through approved transfer or transient credit earned at other accredited institutions
- A combination of the above methods (e.g., placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1201 and completing the 1202 course, completing 1201 and placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1202)
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.
Major Courses (41 credit hours)
Technology Course and Lab (3 credit hours)
Select one of the following courses and its corresponding lab:
Acting Courses (6 credit hours)
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.
Concentration Courses (43-44 credit hours)
Degree Total = 121-133 Credit Hours
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.
For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu. Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.