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Theatre Arts: Teaching K-12

Additional Links & Information: Theatre Matrix . Approval Form . CWU Catalog Description . Program Minutes

This major satisfies the endorsement for drama. A student should have a minor leading to endorsement in arts, or music. Also, see University English language requirements for teacher certification. Students taking this major are required to complete the professional education program requirements offered through the education department.

Required Course


  • TH 107 - Introduction to Theatre Credits: (4)
  • TH 166 - Theory of Play Production Credits: (3)
  • TH 207 - Introduction to Children’s Drama Credits: (3)
  • TH 244 - Basic Acting: Fundamentals Credits: (3)
  • TH 245 - Basic Acting: Movement Credits: (3)
  • TH 261 - Costume Technology Credits: (3)
  • TH 267 - Scene Technology Credits: (3)
  • TH 268 - Lighting Technology Credits: (3)
  • TH 270 - Stage Makeup Credits: (3)
  • TH 312 - Creative Dramatics in School and Leisure Credits: (3)
  • TH 313 - Children’s Theatre Credits: (3)
  • TH 329 - Directing I Credits: (3)
  • TH 367 - Stage Scenery Credits: (3)
  • TH 420 - Drama in the Schools K-12 Credits: (5)
  • TH 429 - Directing II Credits: (3)

Voice Compenent - 3 Credits


Choose any of the following for a total of 3 credits
  • TH 243 - Singing for Actors Credits: (1)
  • TH 246 - Basic Acting: Voice Credits: (3)
  • TH 343 - Singing for Actors II Credits: (1)

Design Component - 3 Credits


Choose any of the following for a total of 3 credits
  • TH 340 - Introduction to Theatre Design Credits: (3)
  • TH 413 - Producing Children's Theatre Credits: (3)

History Component - 4 Credits


Choose any of the following for a total of 4 credits:
  • TH 363 - Theatre History I Credits: (4)
  • TH 364 - Theatre History II Credits: (4)
  • TH 365 - Theatre History III Credits: (4)

Literature Component - 4 Credits


Choose any of the following for a total of 4 credits:
  • TH 375 - Asian Theatre Credits: (4)
  • TH 377 - Staging Gender Credits: (4)
  • TH 382 - Ethnic Drama Credits: (4)
  • TH 383 - Contemporary World Drama Credits: (4)

Theatre Lab Component - 3 Credits


Choose either of the following for a total of 3 credits:
  • TH 393 - Theatre Laboratory Credits: (1)
  • TH 493 - Theatre Laboratory Credits: (1)

Theatre Production Component - 3 Credits


Choose any of the following for a total of 3 credits:
  • TH 301 - Production Application Credits: (3)
  • TH 302 - Performance Application Credits: (3)
  • TH 303 - Management Application Credits: (3)
  • TH 401 - Production Application Credits: (3)
  • TH 402 - Performance Application Credits: (3)
  • TH 403 - Management Application Credits: (3)
  • TH 492 - Practicum in Producing and Touring Theatre Credits: (3,6,12)

Live Text Portfolio Component - 3 Credits


  • TH 295 - Theatre Education Portfolio Credits: (1)

Total Credits: 71


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