Speech/Theatre Education

The coursework required for the Speech/Theatre Education program at Friends University prepares students to be Speech Communication and Theatre Arts teachers at the high-school level. This four-year program includes student teaching at the secondary level during the fall or spring semester of the students’ senior year. Graduates are licensed to teach by the State of Kansas after successfully completing the degree and passing the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PLT) and a content test.

Other requirements include admittance into the teacher education program and a cumulative, education and content GPA 2.75 no D grades in the major or content areas. Successful candidates will be able to teach Speech or Theatre content courses, coach and administrate Debate and Forensics competitive events, and direct, supervise, manage and administrate Theatre productions. The combination of selected courses in Education, Speech, Theatre and Mass Media allows students to meet appropriate KSDE State Standards and requirements.

Need more information? Request information now to learn more about the Speech/Theatre Education bachelor's degree available at Friends University. You can also contact the Admissions Office at 316-295-5100 or learn@friends.edu.