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Speech and Theatre, BED

The Bachelor of Education with a teaching field of Speech and Theatre prepares you to teach speech, theatre, debate, forensics, and radio/television at the secondary level. This degree consists of 39 University required credit hours, 39 credit hours in Education, 18 credit hours in Communication Studies, 18 credit hours in Theatre, 3 credits in Mass Media and 3 credit elective in Communication Studies or Theatre for a total of 120 hours.

University Requirements
The Washburn Experience
First Year Writing
Contemporary College Mathematics ((or higher))
Advanced College Writing
General Education Requirements
Humanities: GEHU (3 credits must be in AR or MU)
Social Sciences: GENSS: 9 credits
Natural Sciences: GENS 9 credits
Total Hours: 27
Education Core Courses
Teaching, Learning, Leadership
Educational Psychology
Ed. 1, Examining Teaching as a Profession: Diversity 1, Literacy 1, Technology 1
Ed. 2 Exploring Teaching as a Profession (Classroom Management 1, Diversity 2, Technology 2) Ed. 2
Ed. 3 Experiencing Teaching as a Profession (Classroom Management 2, Diversity 3, Literacy 2)
Ed. 4 Extending Teaching as a Profession (Classroom Management 3, Literacy 3, Technology 3)
Curriculum and Assessment
Teaching Exceptional Learners
Secondary Student Teaching
Methods of Teaching Speech and Drama
Theatre Core Courses
Acting I
Set and Prop Construction
Costume Construction
Lighting and Sound
Early Theatre History (Origins to 18th century)
Analysis and Directing
Theatre Practicum
Communication Studies Core Courses
Introduction to Communication Studies
Public Speaking
Communication-Teams and Groups
Special Topics/Communication
Introduction to Mass Media
Elective in either TH or CN3
Student Learning Outcomes
After completing this pogram, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of theatrical history, design and performance traditions and their interconnections within cultural contexts.
2. Apply theatrical production methods in the areas of analysis, technical theatre, performance, and directing to collaborate on theatrical presentations.
3. Demonstrate practical knowledge and skills in teaching and critically evaluating various areas of communication, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group communication, public speaking, listening, argumentation, mass media, and communication theory.
4. Apply knowledge of contemporary speech and debate competition and tournament administration.