THEATRE
THEATRE EDUCATION
THEATRE EDUCATION

Admission:
Students wanting to be admitted to the teacher education program must have a 2.75 GPA in the major, the professional education core and overall, with no grade less than a C in the content area and C- in the professional education core, and have Praxis 1 or achieved State Board of Education-approved SAT or ACT scores. Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, passing Praxis 1 scores or approved equivalent test scores must be on file with the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising prior to enrollment in any education practicum course or courses in developing instructional strategies. It is recommended that students take the Praxis 1 exam prior to, or during, enrollment in TLED 301.

Continuance:
Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.75 and a 2.75 GPA in the academic major and the professional education core and complete all the degree requirements for the major with no grade less than C and the professional core wiht no grade less than a C- for continuance in the College of Education. All teacher education students must attain passing scores on the appropriate Praxis II specialty area tests if available and the Virginia Communications Literacy Assessment (VCLA) prior to student teaching. A list of the passing scores established by the Virgina Department of Education is available on the Virginia Department of Education website or the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising, Education Building 152.

Graduation:
Requirements for graduation include passage of the Exit Examination of Writing Proficiency; completion of the Senior Assessment; a minimum of 2.75 GPA overall, in academic major, and in the professional educationn core, with no grade less than a C in the major and minor and C- in the professional education core; and completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Due to changing University requirements, National accreditation standards, and Commonwealth licensure regulations, the teacher preparation programs in the College of Arts and Letters are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in the Catalog. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their advisers and from the Darden College of Education webiste at http://www.education.odu.edu.

Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program and Performance Attendance Requirements for Theatre SEE BELOW.

Theatre Education Curriculum:
THEATRE 152 Acting I
THEATRE 230 Drama for Production
(meets oral communication requirement)
THEATRE 241A The Theatre Experience
THEATRE 244 Introduction to Production Design
THEATRE 248 Introduction to Stage Makeup
THEATRE 343 Theatre History I
THEATRE 344 Theatre History II
THEATRE 442 Principles of Directing
THEATRE 449W Script and Performance Analysis
THEATRE 489 Methods of Teaching Theatre
THEATRE 490 Theatre Education Practicum
THEATRE ACTIVITIES 3 hours required; 2 hours must be earned through off stage production participation
THEATRE/DANCE ELECTIVES at least three elective hours should be at the 300-400 level and focus on performance or design/theatre technology.
   

Professional Education Core:

TLED 301 Foundations and Assessment of Education
TLED 360 Classroom Management and Discipline
TLED 408 Reading and Writing in the Content Area
TLED 430 PK-12 Instructional Technology
(meets information literacy and research requirement)
TLED 485 Student Teaching
SPED 313 Fundamentals - Human Growth and Development
SPED 406 Students with Diverse Learning Needs
   

Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement:
Candidates who have already earned an undergraduate degree in theatre or dance may seek licensure only. Information on applying for licensure can be obtained from the Darden College of Education or a theatre or dance education program advisor. Students must have completed or must complete equivalencies for all course work required for the theatre major, as well as complete all Professional Education core classes required for undergraduate theatre or dance education majors. The theatre or dance advisor will determine which transferable courses will meet the cognate program requirements and which theatre and professional courses must be completed for licensure. All content area courses must be completed with a grade of C or better, all professional education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 overall, in the major and the professional education core is required for continuance and licensure. Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, passing Praxis I scores or State Board of Education - approved SAT or ACT scores must be on file with the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising prior to enrollment in any education practicum course or courses in developing instructional strategies. It is recommended that students take the Praxis I exam prior to, or during, enrollment in TLED 301.

 

Performance Attendance Requirements for Theatre:
All theatre majors and intended theatre majors, as part of their degree programs, are required to attend department-sponsored events each semester as follows: students taking 12 or more credits in one semester - five Performance/Encounters/Strikes per semester. Less than 12 credits in one semester - three Performance/Encounter/Strike events per semester.
Theatre Minor attendance requirements are two Performance/Encounter/Strike events per semester. Deficiencies must ber made up before graduation.
To become a well rounded theatre artist, each theatre major must obtain 40 theatre events tickets to graduate. Deficiencies must be made up before graduation. These should be logged in the student's Production Record held with the department advisor.