Theatre Arts Education K-12

Theatre Arts Education K-12
Hours83 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

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 or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
requirement 1 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following pre-theatre courses with a B grade or better:
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Complete the following and be admitted to the licensure program by application during TMA 276 (see the department office, D-581 HFAC). NOTE: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed before enrollment in TMA 276.
requirement 8 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Courses:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
option 8.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Educator Preparation Program (EPP) admission and retention requirements apply. Review the following:
Program Outcomes

Effective Communication

Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively with their peers, students and other teaching and learning communities by exhibiting a working knowledge of curriculum design, delivery and assessment along with examples of their own self-reflective practices.


Students will demonstrate their ability to integrate dramatic strategies and skills into arts and non-arts based elementary and secondary educational environments by practicing educational sensitivity to differences in students and learning preferences.

Professional Pedagogical Practices

Students will demonstrate professional pedagogical practices by thinking critically about educational trends and transferring their knowledge and training in theatre arts education into creating, developing, and implementing standards-based comprehensive theatre curriculum into their classroom and professional communities.

Scholarly Abilities

Students will demonstrate their scholarly ability as theatre practitioners by applying appropriate technology to curriculum, exhibiting a working knowledge of all major elements of theatre history, theory, and practice, and engaging with the great works of theatre and media.


Students demonstrate their ability to practice and articulate their ethics of theatre by applying gospel-centered values as they contribute to classrooms and individual learners, exercising moral reasoning when faced with ethical dilemmas in their classroom, school or district, and demonstrating a commitment to embracing inclusion, diversity and making a positive difference in their sphere of influence.

Basic Competence Level

EPP candidates will meet the Utah Effective Teaching Standards (UETS) at the basic competence level.