Are you a savvy speaker? Are you interested in theatre? Have you ever thought about sharing this skill and interest with others?


If so, consider Marywood's secondary education certification program in communication arts. You can choose to concentrate in Theatre or Non-Print Media (Digital Media and Broadcasting), but you will also be certified to teach English, theatre, speech, journalism and non-print media in grades 7-12.

When you think of the experiences high school students remember most, it's often their team-oriented projects. With this certification, you will have the opportunity to teach students skills with practical applications and immediate results.

Specialty Courses

I. Theatre Concentration

COMM 112 Communication Theory 3
THEA 130A Practicum 1
THEA (varies) Practicum 3
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting 3
THEA 247A Stage Management 2
THEA 247B Scenic Design 2
THEA 247C Lighting/Sound Design 2
THEA 341 Theatre History 2
THEA 342A Tragedy & Dramatic Literature 2
THEA 342B Comedy & Dramatic Literature 2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing 3
THEA 451 Senior Capstone 3
ENGL 412A Teaching Writing 3
ENGL 412B Teaching Literature 3
Choose 6 credits from the following:
COMM 231 Audio Production 3
COMM 233 Video Production I 3
COMM 237 New Communication Technologies 3
COMM 433 Educational Telecommunications 3


II. Non-Print Media Core

COMM 112 Communication Theory 3
COMM (varies) Practicum 5
COMM 231 Audio Production 3
COMM 233 Video Production I 3
COMM 237 New Communications Technologies 3
COMM 433 Educational Telecommunications 3
COMM 451 Coordinating Seminar in Communication Arts 3
ENGL 412A Teaching Writing 3
ENGL 412B Teaching Literature 3
ENGL (varies) English Electives 6
Choose 6 credits from the following:
THEA 113 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting 3
THEA 247A Stage Management 2
THEA 247B Scenic Design 2
THEA 247C Lighting/Sound Design 2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing 3

General Requirements

EDUC 500 First Semester Certification Seminar 0

EDUC 000

EDUC 005E

Field Experience (190 clock hours minimum)

Practicum Block

0

1

EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education 3
PSY 514 Human Development 3
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
S ED 507 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
S ED 511 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (taken w/ Student teaching) 3
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches 3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL 3
EDUC 442A-Q Student Teaching 3,3
EDUC 595A Student Teaching Seminar 1