Overview

Interested students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education with Theatre as a teaching specialization at Fairmont State University.  Students in the Theatre Education program will learn to use theatrical concepts in their coursework like:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Creative drama
  • Puppetry

Theatre Education students will learn theatre is not only an art but is a tool for personal and artistic development.

Theatre Education skills are developed through hands-on learning experiences.

Teaching artists use acting, directing and design skills to create children performances.  Theatre Education graduates guide children and adults in improvisations.  They build stories from literature and learn to use the power of theatre to bring issues of social justice to life.

Theatre Education majors can teach those skills in community arts programs, educational theatre outreach programs and local schools.

Educational theatre is an appropriate path for students who are interested in further study in drama therapy, applied theatre and arts administration.

Career Opportunities

Theatre Education majors are prepared to lead both children and adults in a curriculum to prepare them for the stage.  The Fairmont State major includes requirements from the school’s Education department. But, graduates use their degrees in many ways.  They can become:

  • Teachers
  • Drama coaches
  • Theatre news correspondents
  • Student affairs specialist theater managers
  • Training development specialists
  • Theatre critics

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education

  • Earn a minimum quality point average of 2.75 overall, 2.75 in each teaching specialization and 2.75 in all professional education classes.
  • Complete Early Field Experience COMMUNITY Early Field Experience PDS requirements.
  • Achieve acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE).
  • Complete EDUC 2200 (Introduction to Education) and EDUC 2201 (Instructional        Technology) with a grade of “C” or higher. 
  • Complete the Teacher Education Application form in Taskstream.
  • Be approved by the Teacher Education Selection Committee.

 

FSUNow Stories

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The final gallery exhibition of the 2014-2015 academic year at Fairmont State University will feature the work of Andrew Thorne.

Thorne’s solo exhibition, “Appalachia Inspired,” opens Friday, May 22, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. The exhibit will close Wednesday, June 10, with a reception at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219. 

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Monday, May 04, 2015

About 400 students will participate in the 146th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Feaster Center.

Fairmont State alumna Donna Hopkins will be the Commencement speaker. Bryan Foley of Pipestem will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2015.

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Monday, May 04, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and The FSU Academy for the Arts present “Big and Little Tales: An Evening of Story and Theatre,” featuring West Virginia storyteller Adam Booth followed by the FSU Youth Acting Company’s adaptions of Bil Lepp’s story, “The King of Little Things.” 

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