The theatre arts major with inclusive childhood/middle childhood education major is designed for students preparing to teach at the elementary or middle school level, and/or to teach students with special needs.
The theatre arts portion of this program consists of 41 credits and production participation to complete the B.S. degree in theatre arts. Participation in college theatrical productions and departmental work calls is required.
Seven production labs are required in at least four different areas, with at least one “preparation” [P] and one “run crew” [R] experience, in any of the following areas: acting, assistant stage management, costumes (P, R), scenery (P, R), properties (P, R), makeup (P, R), and special projects (P, R). In addition, students take the appropriate education courses to prepare them for the classroom.
Students seeking initial certification at the childhood and middle childhood levels may double major in theatre arts and inclusive childhood/middle childhood education. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCL 440/441 and the Professional Semester (student teaching).
Education: B.A., Mount Holyoke College Lessac Voice Intensive; M.F.A, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Directing)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: The energy between actors on stage and between the audience and the stage as manifested on the body and the voice. Her favorite stage work is physical theatre, a good example of which is the original devised work entitled Grimm.
Our play season has often been listed among the top 10 nationally by The Princeton Review. All the roles, scenery, costumes, and lighting are designed and built by our faculty and students.