Speech and Theatre (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.E.)

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Speech and Theatre leads to certification to teach Speech and Theatre in schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
COM 104Oral Communication3
COM 205Introduction to Mass Media3
COM 210Presentational Communication3
COM 222Communication Theory3
COM 314Persuasion3
COM 324Small Group Communication3
COM 334Argumentation and Debate3
COM 342Intercultural Communication3
COM 465Methods of Teaching Speech and Drama3
THR 221Technical Production 13
THR 222Technical Production 23
THR 228Acting I3
THR 275Script Analysis3
THR 328Acting II3
THR 348Directing for the Stage I3
THR 389Scenic Design3
or THR 393 Stage Lighting
Select three credit hours in Theatre or Cinema courses numbered 200 or higher3
Education Professional Sequence
Students must complete the Professional Sequence33

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.