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Theatre, Theatre Education (K-12) Concentration, B.A.


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. 

Admission Requirements


Freshmen

Pre-Major Requirements: Students seeking K-12 Theatre Education licensure should contact the Arts Education Specialist within their first year.  A later semester may result in a delayed graduation date.

Declaration of Major:  Students begin by declaring a Major in Theatre and completing recommended coursework for the Theatre Education concentration in the first three semesters.  Approximately third semester, students apply to Teacher Education, which requires a minimum GPA of 2.7, grades of C or above in both MDSK 2100  and THEA 1360 , clear criminal background check, signed Professional Dispositions statement, and passing scores on Praxis Core (or proven exemption via test scores). 

Transfers

Pre-Major Requirements: The semester in which transfer students seeking K-12 Theatre Education Licensure are eligible to declare the Concentration in Theatre Education will be determined in consultation with their academic advisor.

Declaration of Major:  Students begin by declaring a Major in Theatre and completing recommended coursework for the Theatre Education concentration in the first three semesters.  Approximately third semester, students apply to Teacher Education, which requires a minimum GPA of 2.7, grades of C or above in both MDSK 2100  and THEA 1360 , clear criminal background check, signed Professional Dispositions statement, and passing scores on Praxis Core (or proven exemption via test scores). 

Transferable Credit Hours: Determined by UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions.

Degree Requirements


The Theatre major with a Concentration in Theatre Education to the B.A. degree requires a total of 120 credit hours, including 71 credit hours of theatre and education courses.  This is a structured curriculum.  Students must take 26 credit hours of Core Courses before advancing to the prescribed 45 credit hours of the Concentration in Performance.

General Education Courses (31-35 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)




Students in this major 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)

Click here for a list of courses that meet the College of Arts + Architecture’s foreign language requirement. 

 

College Prospect for Success Course (2 credit hours)


This course is required only for new Freshmen in the College of Arts + Architecture:

Concentration Courses (45 credit hours)


Unrestricted Elective Courses


As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours


Grade Requirements


Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 to remain in the program.  All Theatre and Education coursework must be completed with grades of C or above, with no more than one grade of D in Theatre courses.  A cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 is required to apply for student teaching senior year.  Students must earn a grade of B or above in student teaching to be recommended for licensure.

Honors Program


For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .