Why study speech and theatre education at Missouri State?
- Our speech and theatre education program blends courses from three different departments to provide you with up-to-date skills in education, debate, public speaking and theatre.
- The communication department houses the nationally-ranked Holt V. Spicer Debate Forum, so you will learn how to run an effective, quality debate program from experts in the field.
- At the completion of the speech and theatre education program, you will be qualified to teach grades 9-12.
Sharing your passion for speech and theatre
The speech and theatre education program at Missouri State prepares you for certification as a speech and theatre educator. Within the program, you may emphasize in communication, which includes courses in argumentation, debate, acting and other areas represented in high school speech and theatre programs. Also, classes in interpersonal communication, small group communication, and directing forensics activities, prepare you for effective classroom management and teaching.
Within the speech and theatre education program, the primary areas of study include the following:
- Public speaking, argumentation and debate
- Small group and interpersonal communication
- Acting and directing
- Oral performances
Sponsorship of this program is shared with the department of theatre and dance.
For a more detailed outline of the classes required for the speech and theatre education major, please view the advising sheet.