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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Major with Inclusive Adolescence Certification in English

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Students in this program pursue courses that include an introduction to all phases of theatre arts, academic as well as studio. This exposure provides a broad foundation in theatre history and dramatic literature, production styles, and design, along with practical experience in performance studies. Electives allowing limited areas of concentration and project courses in the senior year are designed for study in specialized areas under direct faculty supervision.

Students who elect to pursue inclusive adolescence teacher certification as a part of this program take special instruction in teaching methods and philosophy through the English department, in addition to their required coursework in the education department. In order to be eligible for the Professional Semester (student teaching), students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students in this program are exempt from the Theatre Internship requirement.

Student  Learning outcomes :

  • The successful students will accomplish a proficiency in a broad range of theatrical production and performance artistry and skills
  • The successful students will speak and write articulately and defend their ideas formally and informally
  • The successful students will critically analyze and interpret theatrical scripts
  • The successful students will understand the impact of culture upon behavior including the impact of Eurocentric culture upon marginalized populations as presented in dramatic texts and productions
  • The successful students will have experienced and analyzed the impact that the performing arts has as an educating and communicating force in various cultures

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Theatre Arts Core

Students in the Theatre Arts department are required to take the following core courses:

Production Labs

Students take 6 1-credit production labs from four different areas:

  • Acting
  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Costume Crew
  • Dramaturgy
  • House Management
  • Scenic
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Props
  • Make-up
  • Special Project
  • Stage Management


Additional Theatre Arts Requirements

Theatre Arts students must complete the following additional courses:

English Requirements

Students must complete the following English courses in order to qualify for Adolescence Certification in English:

Literature Courses

Students must complete the following:
  • One ENGL upper-division elective

English Education Requirements

In addition to the Literature requirements above, students must complete the following English Education courses:

Required Theatre Arts Elective Courses

Theatre Arts majors must complete two three-credit courses in theatre electives. One elective must be from the 200 level and the other elective from the 300/400 level.  These electives allow for limited specialization within the program concentration.

Note: Any course already taken as a requirement cannot also be counted as an elective.

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education

See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education   for course requirements.

  • Note - Students who are planning to study abroad and complete the Inclusive Adolescence Education program complete their study abroad semester during the sophomore year.

Theatre Arts Senior Experience

The Senior Experience for Theatre majors consists of a required seminar (THA 452- Seminar in Theatre).  In this course, the students reflect on their major experience, and they are given opportunities to integrate material from theatre and other core areas of the college experience.  A final project is required in some phase of production, design or theory.

Sample Program for Theatre Arts Major with Inclusive Adolescence Certification in English


  • NYS certification standards require that students complete 6 credits in each of the following subject areas, with a minimum grade of “C” or higher in each course: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Eligibility for student teaching requires that students have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Bachelor of Arts programs require a minimum of 90 liberal arts credits;

Freshman Year

  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 3
  • Math and Science Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 7
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0
  • Movement or Dance Course Credits: 0-3

As well as:

Summer Between Freshman and Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 6

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 3
  • Integrative Studies/DEIB (IS/DEIB) Credits: 3
  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway
  • Theatre Arts 200-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • Movement or Dance Course Credits: 0-3
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Upper Division English (American Literature) Credits: 3
  • Upper Division English (Perspectives II) Credits: 3
  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 3
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME)  Credits: 0
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2

As well as:

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