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2013-2014

Curricular and Instructional Studies (5500)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: PK-12 Drama / Theatre (530602BS)

College of Education

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
7800:108 Intro: Visual Arts of Theatre3
Social Science:Any Set3
Natural Science:Any Set4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
3300:112 English Composition II3
7800:100 Experiencing Theatre3
7800:172 Acting I3
Mathematics:3450:xxx or 3470:xxx3
Natural Science:Any Set1
Elective:Any1
Min Credit Total 14
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
5300:100 Orient:AYA/P-12 Multi-Age Prg0
5100:200 Introduction to Education3
5100:220 Educational Psychology3
5500:230 Educational Technology3
5610:225 Intro: Exceptionalities3
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
5500:360 Ed Plan: Inst,Assess & Cls Mgt3
5100:300 Ed Eqty & Exc in Cult Pl Socty3
7800:264 Playscript & Perform Analysis3
7800:265 Basic Stagecraft3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Elective:Theatre Course3
Min Credit Total 7

Year 3

Fall
5500:370 Ed Imp: Inst,Assessmt, Cls Mgt3
5500:455 Literacy for Multiage Licensur3
7800:370 Directing I3
Elective:7810:xxx Production Design/Tech Lab3
Elective:Theatre Course3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7800:472 Methods-Tchg Elem Theatre Arts3
7800:335 Hist of Thtr & Drama Lit I3
7800:336 Scenic Design3
Humanities:Any Set3
Elective:Theatre Course3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 3

Year 4

Fall
5300:420 Inst Tech: Secondary Education3
5300:421 Fld Exp: Inst Tech in Sec Ed2
Elective:Theatre Course3
Elective:Theatre Course3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 13
Spring
5300:495 Stu Teach: Secondary Education8
5300:496 Stu Teach Colloq in Second Ed1
5500:475 Instructional Technology Appl3
Min Credit Total 12
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
Students may choose from the following Theatre Courses to meet "Elective: Theatre Course" requirements: 7800:145 Movement Training; 7800:151 Voice and Diction; 7800:200 Theatre Organization & Management; 7800:262 Stage Makeup; 7800:306 Stage Costume Design; 7800:355 Stage Lighting Design; 7800:461 Directing II; 7800:373 Acting II; 7800:421 Musical Theatre Production; 7800:467 Contemporary Theatre Styles; 7800:475 Acting for Musical Theatre; 7810:xxx Performance/Production Lab.
A minimum grade of C or better is required in all pre-admission coursework, regardless of when a student started college. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in pre-admission course credits, in teaching field coursework and overall including transfer work.
At least 1 credit of Physical Education/Wellness, 3 credits of Social Science and 5 credits of Natural Science are required for admission to the College of Education Teacher Education Program. Please refer to the General Education Guide or your adviser regarding the acceptable courses. Ultimately, 6 credits of Social Science and 8 credits of Natural Science are required to graduate.
A minimum of 8 credits in an area of teaching are required for admission to the College of Education Teacher Education Program. These credits cannot be used to fulfill other pre-admission requirements. If the student has taken more than 8 credits in his/her teaching area, he/she must include the additional coursework toward the calculation of the teaching field GPA.
Any of several General Education math courses may be taken to fulfill the math requirement. Please consult with your adviser before registering if you have any questions. 3450:140 Fundamentals of Math for Primary Educators does not complete this requirement.
Computer literacy requirement: A passing score on the computer literacy exam or completion of one of the following computer classes listed in the next note at a B or better is required for final acceptance into the College of Education Teacher Education Program. The exam tests the following: creating, saving, naming skills, basic word processing skills, basic e-mail and internet skills.
Copies of What's on the Computer Literary Assessment are available in the College of Education, Office of Student Services, Zook Hall 207. If you do not pass the computer literacy test after two attempts, you must complete one of the following courses and earn a grade of B or better prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program: 2440:105(3) Introduction to Computers & Application Software; 7500:298(2) Technologies of Music Education.
Some education courses require additional field or service learning hours.
5300:495 Stu Teach: Secondary Education is offered for 8-11 credits. Students must take the maximum 11 credits (Spring Year 4).
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 04-10-2013