BS Four-Year Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Education Speech and Theatre Communication (Grade 9-12)

Suggested course sequencing: 12 – 18 semester hours is recommended; however, many students attend summer school or transfer high school dual enrollment. You will apply for admission to the BSE-Speech and Theatre degree program after your second semester and to the Teacher Education program after your third semester.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters. (All statements in this document concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes and subject to change. Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with advisees sharing in the responsibility).

*Save artifacts for education assessment portfolio: COM 115; COM 209; COM 322; COM 332; COM 417; COM 510; COM elective; MED 120; THE 123; THE 125; THE 130; THE 150; THE 310; THE 430; THE 530; SEC 302; PSY 360; RDG 474; IM 365; EDC 350; SPE 340;

Check out the class schedule before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MED 120 - doubles for Gen Ed Social & Behavioral Science 3
General Education -The Arts 3
General Education - Cultural Competence 3
General Education - Life Sciences 4
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
PSY 121 - doubles for Gen Ed Social & Behavioral Science 3
General Education - Humanities 3
General Education - Public Issues 3
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
EDC 150 Transitional Pathway: Education 0
THE 150 with THE 151 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education - Physical Sciences 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

(Take the C-Base test. CARR 311)
COM 307 or other listed COM elective 3
COM 320 or other listed COM elective 3
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
THE 222 Acting Fundamentals 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

COM 321 or other listed COM elective 3
COM 417 Teaching of Speech and Theatre 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
THE 323 Acting-Performance and Literature 3
THE 430 Directing I 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

COM 534 Teaching Individual Events 3
COM 536 Directing Forensics 2
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3
ENG 310 - doubles for Gen Ed Writing II 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
THE 530 Directing II 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

COM 332 or other listed COM elective 3
COM 532 Teaching Debate 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
PSY 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
(Portfolio Checkpoint II)
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

COM 490 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Speech and Theatre) 6
COM 491 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Speech and Theatre) 6
Student teaching meetings are held each January for the coming academic year. Attendance is required. You are required to participate in all extra-curricular activities with your cooperating teaching to receive the full 12 hours of credit.
Total hours12
Degree plan last reviewed 10-13-2020.

GPA requirements include: 2.5 on all course work; no grade lower than a “C” in all professional education courses. Other requirements include: CBASE and PRAXIS exams; completion of portfolio checkpoints I, II, and III. This is a comprehensive major with no minor required for this major. Periodicity warning: COM 322 special section for education majors (Fall); COM/THE 417-(Fall); COM 536 (Spring).